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Speaker, "Business Incubators, Industrial Parks: Who Owns the Risks?," Research University Summit (Hosted by Aon's Higher Education Practice)

Speaking Engagements

Laura Labeots, Ph.D., J.D. will present at the 2018 Research University Summit, hosted by Aon's Higher Education Practice on Thursday, December 6; 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., in Chicago, Il. She will address the following topic:

"Business Incubators, Industrial Parks: Who owns the Risks?” 

The session will cover a number of topics, including:

  • Invention Ownership: The inventing faculty member? The university? The research sponsor? Or, a combination of the three?
  • When a faculty member has successfully brought a university-researched patent to the marketplace, who does he or she ultimately work? His/her own company? The sponsoring company? Or, the university? 
  • Common Patent Issues, i.e. First to File Rights
  • Patent Trolls