UNCG Campus Weekly

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Faculty Forum: Innovation Commercialization and P&T

On Thursday, March 7, 2013, 3 p.m., in the EUC Kirkland Room, the Faculty Senate Scholarly Communications Committee and the University Libraries will sponsor a faculty forum on innovation commercialization in the tenure and promotion process. In their creative and scholarly work, faculty members occasionally develop ideas for innovations that might lead to the creation of new commercial products or services. In such cases, the faculty member should consider how patents, trademarks and copyrights help protect those ideas as they are developed into a commercial reality. Join us for a panel of UNCG faculty who will discuss their experiences with the Office of Innovation Commercialization, including observations about patents, trademarks and copyrights, how faculty can benefit, and how their activities can be viewed in the promotion and tenure process. Lisa Goble, director of the Office of Innovation Commercialization, will serve as moderator for the panel, and the panelists are:

  • Vincent Henrich, Center for Biotechnology, Genomics and Health Research
  • Noah Davis, Department of Theatre
  • Dan Herr, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
  • Bruce Kirchoff, Department of Biology