Start Up Maryland: University Technology Transfer - Tech Knowledgy Breakfast & Trivia
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Episode 3: Start Up Maryland
Tips, Tricks and Mistakes When Finding, Acquiring and Bringing University Technology to Market
Thursday, October 17, 2019
7:30 am to 9:30 am
Gordon Feinblatt, LLC
233 East Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
7:30 am to 8:00 am - Breakfast & Registration
8:00 am to 8:15 am - Introduction & Trivia
8:15 am to 9:15 am - Program
9:15 am to 9:30 am - Q&A
Wesley D. Blakeslee, BS, JD, CLP, is a lawyer, engineer and entrepreneur as well as Principal of Blakeslee, LLC, a consulting and legal organization that provides services to universities, university startups, corporations, inventors and entrepreneurs on matters regarding technology transfer, operations, sponsored research, business formation, moving technology to market, expert witness testimony and other related areas. Blakeslee, LLC also provides support to universities regarding policies, particularly intellectual property, conflicts of interest and commitment, sponsored research policies, as well as faculty dispute resolution services. He is a co-founder and General Counsel of StrandSmart, Inc., a startup that licensed and is developing a university invented biomedical technology.
Wes is a former NASA engineer who served NASA for nine years during the lunar landing missions, before becoming a lawyer. After more than 20 years in private practice, Wes moved to the General Counsel's office at Johns Hopkins where he practiced intellectual property and complex business law. His expertise includes copyright fair use, complex sponsored research and collaboration agreements, intellectual property agreements, export controls, university policies, corporate formation, and mergers and acquisitions. In 2006, Wes was appointed Executive Director of Johns Hopkins Technology Transfer, transforming the office into one of the strongest in the United States. He is the Chair of the Industrial and Professional Advisory Council of the Penn State School of Engineering, and in 2013 was named Engineering Alumnus of the Year from the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, the highest honor bestowed by the Penn State Engineering School.