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Upcoming Events

2014 Intellectual Property Symposium

May 15, 2014 9:00AM to 12:30PM
Building 240
The Technology Development and Commercialization (TDC) Division in partnership with Argonne's Legal Department (LEG) presents the 2014 Intellectual Property Symposium Thursday, May 15, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Building 240 TCS Conference Center.

The event is free, but registration is required. Refreshments will be provided.

RSVP to Tracey Gallegos at or ext. 2-4033.

The symposium features industry experts, fellow and former Argonne researchers and subject matter experts speaking on the following topics:

  • Partnerships with Industry
  • Collaboration with Industry
  • Patents (filing, disclosing, reporting)
  • Technology Transfer
  • Commercialization of Technology


9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Gregory Morin (OTD)
Director for Strategy and Innovation
Interim Director Technology Development and Commercialization

William S. Elias II (LEG)
General Counsel

9:20 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

TDC: Technology Transfer 2.0: Industry Style Business Development

Carl Shurboff (TDC) will discuss the roles and responsibilities of the Technology Development and Commercialization Division, and how TDC has transitioned to make customer service their top priority.

9:55 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.

Disclosure to Issuance: Navigating You Through the Patent Process

Mark Hilliard (LEG) and Jonathan McKay (TDC) will discuss the positive impact of licensing a patent on the inventor and laboratory, and cover the step by step process from invention disclosure to patent issuance.

10:40 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Break 15 minutes


10:55 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Engaging with Industry and Government Agencies

Chris Claxton (TDC) and Mark Langguth (LEG) will discuss different ways companies and government agencies can partner with Argonne, and how TDC and Legal work with you throughout the process and why it is important.

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Realities of Working with Industry

A panel of Argonne scientists moderated by Mark Langguth (LEG) and Aaron Sauers (TDC), will share best practices and lessons learned while interfacing with industry partners and discuss what happens after the deal is executed.

Researchers are highly encouraged to provide questions they have and would like answered during the symposium when registering.