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Global Entrepreneurship Week of Events

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Author: GSBS | Category: Of Interest | November 11, 2016

In honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of Technology Commercialization will be hosting a week of events.

What's Brewing Entrepreneurs?

DATE: November 17, 2016
TIME: 4:30-6:00 p.m.
VENUE: Panorama Restaurant, ALTC (Long Campus)

Excited about the opportunity to share his “startup grind story” with entrepreneurs at the Health Science Center, retired physiology professor Dr. A.P. “Pete” Shepherd, Ph.D. has agreed to be a “core founder”. Dr. Shepherd is the co-inventor of the oximeter that formed Avox Systems (company sold its technology which is now licensed by Accriva). Avox’s technology ranks among the top five Health Science Center inventions generating millions in revenue for both the university and the inventors.

Modeled after similar programs at other universities, the intent of What’s Brewing? is to provide a casual monthly gathering for Health Science Center entrepreneurs and anyone in the HSC community curious about how ideas enter the market, a “meet-up spot” to learn from each other. Everyone will gain insights and knowledge that will help advance their work or overcome roadblocks.
Complimentary coffee/tea bar and sweet edible bites. Joining Dr. Shepherd for the inaugural interactive and informal networking are:

Dr. Reto Asmis, serial inventor with licensed technology to Epitomics, Inc.
Dr. Jeffrey Barnes, co-founder of Probetex, Inc. and successful recipient of multiple NIH SBIR/STTR grant awards
Dr. Ken Hargreaves, serial inventor with multiple issued U.S. and international patents making strategic advancement to venture
Dr. Jim Lechleiter, co-founder of Astrocyte Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Sue Mooberry, serial inventor with one U.S. Patent issued 2016 and titled “Taccalonolide Microtubule Stabilizers” and several U.S. and international patents pending
Dr. Jim Schroeder, founder of Applied Human Factors, Inc. and successful recipient of multiple NIH SBIR/STTR grant awards

Demystifying the Patent Process

DATE: November 17
TIME: 2:30-3:30 p.m.
VENUE: Briscoe Library, Howe Conference Room (Long Campus)
PRESENTER: Michael Razavi, Intellectual Property Outreach Educator and Senior Advisor
Office of the Undersecretary of Commerce
United States Patent and Trademark Office
With over 30 years of senior leadership experience with the USPTO, Mr. Razavi will cover all aspects of intellectual property and patent policies both U.S., European, Saudi Arabia, and South and Central America. Mr. Razavi serves as the President of the Supervisory Patent Examiner-Classifiers Organization, representing 600-plus managers at the USPTO.
Mr. Razavi holds degrees in Electrical and Medical Engineering from University of Maryland and George Washington University, a degree in Advanced Public Management from Syracuse University, and has been the recipient of the U.S. Vice President Al Gore Hammer Award and Department of Commerce Gold, Bronze, and Career Awards.

What is the Cancer Moon Shot Program Patent4Patients?

DATE: November 18, 2016
TIME: 7:30-8:30 a.m.
VENUE: South Texas Research Facility, Board Room (Greehey Campus)
PRESENTER: Michael Razavi, Intellectual Property Outreach Educator and Senior Advisor
Office of the Under Secretary of Commerce
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Mr. Razavi has been on the leading edge of innovation, working creatively to develop and manage programs to improve the functioning of the USPTO and its reputation as a leading catalyst for economic and intellectual growth in industry, academia, and the public arena. As a spokesperson for over 20 years, Mr. Razavi will give an overview on the Patents4Patients program, an initiative designed to accelerate drug discovery and therapeutics to treat cancer.
Mr. Razavi also led numerous projects and initiatives with foreign patent offices and embassies, as well as U.S. businesses, universities, and federal government agencies, including the National Institutes of Health.
Mr. Razavi holds degrees in Electrical and Medical Engineering from University of Maryland and George Washington University, a degree in Advanced Public Management from Syracuse University, and has been the recipient of the U.S. Vice President Al Gore Hammer Award and Department of Commerce Gold, Bronze, and Career Awards.  

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