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The Entrepreneur’s Role

Research to Commercialization

Friday, November 30, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Microproducts Breakthrough Institute (MBI) and Office of Commercialization and Corporate Development (OCCD) are co-sponsors of a three-part seminar series entitled, Research to Commercialization. The series aims to connect researchers, both faculty and students, with information and access to resources, networks and facilities that are transforming innovative research at OSU into real-world products and services. Representatives from MBI and OCCD will be present to explain the role that each plays in the commercialization process, answer questions, and encourage further exchange.

All the seminars are at noon; each is at a different venue; the dates are November 1, 16, and 30.

Dates and Series Overview

Thursday, Nov 1, 12-1pm @ Kelley Engineering Center 1007

US Patent & Trademark Office Commercialization Resources

Harry Byrne, US Patent and Trademark Office

Bio: Harry Byrne is a USPTO Patent Examiner in the area of semiconductor and digital memory. As a patent examiner, he examines, approves, rejects, appeals, and reissues patent applications. With over 8 years of experience in antenna and radar design and over 6 years in radio frequency integrated circuits design, in addition to a B.S. in Physics (Brigham Young University), Harry holds an M.S. in Physics (University of Illinois), M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Washington University) and M.S. in Electrical Engineering (Stanford University).

Friday, Nov 16, 12-1pm @  Bexell Hall 207

Legal Aspects: Trade secrets, Licensing, etc.

A.J. Gokcek, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Patent Law Attorney

Bio: A.J. Gokcek is currently Senior Advisor in the area of intellectual property at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory-Battelle, where he handles intellectual property matters. Prior to joining PNNL, A.J. was the Associate Director for IP at Auburn University from 2005-2011. Prior to that, he was a legal associate at an IP law firm in Silicon Valley from 2001-2004. Prior to law school, he worked for GE Nuclear Energy as a field engineer at various nuclear plants. A.J. has a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Santa Clara University.  He received his law degree from the University of Arkansas, and an L.L.M. degree from the John Marshall School of Law in Chicago. 

Friday, Nov 30, 12-1pm @ Microproducts Breakthrough Institute (HP Campus, Building 11)

The Entrepreneur’s Role

Ravi Sinha, OSU Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Bio: Mr. Ravi Sinha is a high energy business developer with a proven track record of identifying market opportunities, engaging stellar talent required to start up entire operations and closing investments. Ravi is the founding Chair of Oregon’s TiE Clean Energy Special Interest Group and is a coach to entrepreneurs urgent to start businesses, innovate solutions and close investments. He also instructs Entrepreneurship at Oregon State University’s College of Business. He received an M.S.E.E in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and participated in an Executive Management Program in Entrepreneurship at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Northwestern University).

Host: Jair Lizarazo-Adarme 541-713-1356
Meeting contact: Danielle Clair 541-713-1348

Off Campus
Microproducts Breakthrough Institute (HP Campus, Building 11)
1110 NE Circle Blvd
Danielle Clair
Microproducts Breakthrough Institute/Office for Commercialization & Corporate Development
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