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‘Pivot Toward Innovation’ lunch and learn series

The PIVOT Center and Professional Education are partnering to help faculty, staff, and students become future-ready by providing free resources for professional growth, development, ingenuity, and strategic thinking.

Professional Education offers responsive training and courses on a user-friendly, flexible schedule designed to meet the demands of today’s working professionals.

The PIVOT Center connects U faculty inventors and the U’s resources with industry, entrepreneurs, investors, and Utah’s innovation ecosystem. PIVOT is responsible for all aspects of invention management, patent prosecution, licensing, start-up formation and support, equity management, and early-stage funding. The University of Utah was recently ranked second among large research universities for “innovation productivity impact.”

Enjoy a business break to learn about the entrepreneur resources available to you. You can attend in person or via Zoom. Boxed lunches are provided for in-person attendees.

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Tuesday, October 11
Conflict of Interest & IP Best Practices – Jason Young & Ross Randall

Securing valuable intellectual property can be tricky. This session will help you understand the best practices for protecting your idea while meeting the institutional requirements for University inventors.

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Willard Marriott Library, RM 1170

Tuesday, November 8
IP 101 – Ross Randall

IP 101 falls under the category of intangible property, which can be harder to value and protect. Join us to learn about the four primary types of intellectual property, including copyrights, trademarks, patents & trade secrets, and how to protect them.

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Willard Marriott Library, RM 1705