Convergence of IP, Tech Transfer, and Translation, for Medical Robotics Research
April 3, 2019 : 8:30 AM - Noon
Venue: Room 1118, Marcus Nanotechnology Building, 345 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
The workshop on "Convergence of IP, Tech Transfer, and Translation, for Medical Robotics Research", is a half-day workshop at the International Symposium on Medical Robotics (2019 ISMR). It will be held in Room 1118, Marcus Nanotechnology Building from 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM.
The objective of this workshop is to explore models used by labs researching medical robotics and other fields of biomedical engineering, in bringing their research to market. The workshop will explore patenting, commercialization procedures and hurdles faced, particularly in making biomedical devices and medical robotics accessible to hospitals across the world.
List of Presentations (Slides for selected speakers attached):
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Matt Harrow and Akhavannik, Hussein, Medical Robotics Patent Landscape and Patenting Strategies. (Slides)
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Jim Markwith, Embedded Software in Robots: Mitigating Legal Risks During Development and Commercialization (Slides)(For more information please see www.markwithlaw.com, or email Jim at email@example.com)
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Mark S. Coburn, Overview of Technology Licensing at Georgia Tech: Focus on Medical Robotics. (Slides)
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Break and Networking
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Dr. Scott Hollister, Translating Devices Direct from Academics to Patient
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Dr. Cierra Crowder, Aligning Resources for Translational & Commercial success
List of Speakers (In Alphabetical Order):
Co-leader - Life Sciences, BakerHostetler
Dr. Cierra Crowder
DPT, MBA, Associate Director, Coulter Translational Program
On a national level, Cierra provides coaching to R01 and SBIR recipients though the NIH C3i Commercialization program. She has personally mentored 8+ R01 and SBIR recipients in business and product development strategies for their medical technologies. Cierra’s personal mission is to assist in getting innovative technologies into the hands of the patients and clinicians who need them and enjoys working with project teams to help fulfill this goal.
Mark S. Coburn
Senior Associate Director, Technology Licensing,
Office of Industry Engagement, Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Mark has a degree in zoology from Miami University and an M.S. in technology management from Pepperdine University.
Manager, Intellectual Property - Robotics, Stryker
Clare Hartigan, PT, MPT
Eula C. and Andrew C. Carlos MS Rehabilitation and Wellness Program
Shepherd Center, Atlanta GA
Clare has co-authored several publications on Indego® research and presented at multiple national and international conferences on the topics of lower extremity exoskeletons and locomotor training. In October 2018, she returned to the clinic as a full- time physical therapist in Shepherd Center’s Carlos Multiple Sclerosis and Wellness Program.
Dr. Scott Hollister
Professor and Patsy and Alan Dorris Chair in Pediatric Technology
Georgia Institute of Technology
He was co-inventor of an airway splint in both resorbable and permanent versions that to date has been implanted and saved the lives of 20 children with Tracheobronchomalacia. This work has been featured in a number of mainstream media outlets including The Today Show, NPR, CNN, the New Yorker, the Doctors Show, CBS Morning News and USA Today. He was awarded the 2013 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Innovation award for the airway splint together with Dr. Glenn.
Jim Markwith, Esq.
Founder and Managing Partner, Markwith Law PS
Prior to private practice Jim served as Senior Vice President and Chief IP Counsel for Allscripts Healthcare, Senior Counsel for Microsoft and GE Healthcare IT, and Corporate Counsel, World-wide Products and Marketing for Adobe Systems. Jim began his legal career as a technology attorney and litigator in Silicon Valley.
Prior to his legal career Jim was a U.S. Navy Pilot, and was appointed an Instructor of Economics at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis MD. Jim is a member of the California, Washington, DC, and Washington State Bar Associations. Jim holds a JD from the Santa Clara University School of Law, a M.B.A. from the Sorrell School of Business, and a B.S. in Finance from the California State University at Long Beach.
For more information please see www.markwithlaw.com, or email Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org