Presentation on theme: "JHU/APL Proprietary 1 Patents and Pizza July 14, 2008 Speaker: Hans Kobler, CEO ICx Technologies."— Presentation transcript:
JHU/APL Proprietary 1 Patents and Pizza July 14, 2008 Speaker: Hans Kobler, CEO ICx Technologies
JHU/APL Proprietary 2 Agenda 11:00Welcome Susan Furney 11:05Inventor Brief Teresa Colella, Office of Technology Transfer 11:15Presentation of Patent Awards Aisha Ahmad, Office of Patent Counsel 11:30Keynote Address Hans Kobler CEO, ICx Technologies 12:00Lunch
JHU/APL Proprietary 3 OTT Inventor Brief Teresa A. Colella, Ph.D. Technology Manager OTT and APL Innovation Benefits of Tech Transfer OTT’s Strategic Analysis of APL’s IP Portfolio Identifying and Addressing Challenges Brown Bag Inventor Focus Groups
JHU/APL Proprietary 4 OTT & APL Innovation OTT encourages IP disclosures, which are one formal method by which APL demonstrates innovation to sponsors (reporting activity). OTT serves as a “clearinghouse” for APL innovations and serves as a “connector,” helping individuals access the knowledge base within APL and the rest of the JHU community. When appropriate, OTT demonstrates APL innovation to the community (via showcases; conferences; website; patents). When appropriate, OTT transfers technologies to broaden the impact of APL innovation, often through dual use applications. As a result, the public benefits.
JHU/APL Proprietary 5 Benefits of Tech Transfer -Benefit the public. -Sponsor benefits. -Provides opportunity to interact with industry without competing with industry. -Gain access to knowledge. -Establish technological leadership. - Strengthen interorganizational networks. - Generate license income.
JHU/APL Proprietary 6 OTT – Strategic Analysis of IP Portfolio Analysis of financial and non-financial return on investment for patenting activities. Analysis of APL’s disclosures and IP portfolio according to various metrics.
JHU/APL Proprietary 7 Info. Processing and Management Technologies 20% of invention disclosures (296 disclosures/1,445 total) 18% of active patent portfolio (~ 35 patents/194 total) Mature patents heavily cited (average 24 citations each) 35% of actively licensed cases (~ 37 cases/105 total) 52% of FY06 licensing income ($695 K/$1.4 million total) Of the 22 IT cases that generated license income in FY06, 6 were patented. **OTT successfully transfers copyright protected IP.**
JHU/APL Proprietary 8 Identify & Creatively Address Challenges Capture and appropriately protect the Lab’s key technical contributions. - Proactively elicit disclosures. Anticipate the future needs of potential licensees. - Interface with and elicit industry feedback. Limited resources. - Intensified assessment effort in advance of filing patent applications and greater selectivity. - Focus on patent quality - not quantity.
JHU/APL Proprietary 9 New Event Brown Bag Inventor Focus Groups Each will be dedicated to a specific technical area. Technical presentations and discussions. Tech Transfer Discussion, topics driven by inventor interest. For example: - What companies are reviewing APL technologies? - What new disclosures have been submitted in my technical area? - How does OTT value a technology? - What is OTT’s technology assessment process? - What really happens during negotiations?
JHU/APL Proprietary 10 Look for “Save the Dates” Announcement for First Inventor Focus Group & Next Speaker Event Kip Fulks, Senior Vice President Outdoor Business Unit and Innovation Team Under Armour
JHU/APL Proprietary 11 Patents and Pizza Presenter of Awards: Aisha Ahmad
JHU/APL Proprietary 12 7,298,956 Transitions in Refractive Index Using Electro-Optic Polymers Harry K. Charles Jr. Deborah M. Mechtel Arthur S. Francomacaro
JHU/APL Proprietary 13 7,315,277 Bit Depth Reduction for Analog to Digital Conversion in Global Positioning System Robert L. Henderson Mark A. Asher
JHU/APL Proprietary 14 7,317,361 Ensemble Oscillator and Related Methods Dennis J. Duven Joseph J. Suter Bruce G. Montgomery
JHU/APL Proprietary 15 7,317,765 Signal Observation System Steven D. Jones Naim M. Merheb Jason A. Abrahamson Robert M. Shuford Albert A. Tomko
JHU/APL Proprietary 16 7,352,284 Security Material and Fasteners Therefor Jerry A. Krill
JHU/APL Proprietary 17 7,366,148 Intrusion Detection System for Wireless Networks Albert B. Muaddi Albert A. Tomko