Dr. Michael Baker
Current or future inventors at N.C. A&T who have questions about the creation, protection and commercialization of intellectual property have an opportunity to get some expert advice this Friday. Electrical engineer and patent lawyer Dr. Michael Baker will address these questions in a talk at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering on Friday at 11 a.m. Dr. Baker’s firm, Salubrix, provides intellectual property training specifically designed for engineers, scientists and technology managers.
Title: Creating And Commercializing Intellectual Property
Abstract: This presentation focuses on practical aspects of creating and commercializing intellectual property (IP). Primary emphasis is placed on the requirements for obtaining a patent and the essential relationship between patents and markets. Commercializing patents in a university environment will also be covered. The essential relationship between university researchers and senior technology developers in the private sector is also discussed. Lastly, the audience is motivated to tap into their “inner genius” to generate IP.
Dr. Baker earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and received his Juris Doctorate from Lewis & Clark College of Law in Portland, OR. He spent 18 years in industry with Hewlett Packard, Sharp Labs of America, and IPValue Management Corp.
Dr. Quiester Craig, dean of the N.C. A&T School of Business and Economics
From The Business Journal‘s interview with Dean Craig:
One major accomplishment was becoming the first accounting program at a historically black university to receive AACSB international accreditation in 1986. Describe that challenge. The business school overall was accredited in 1979, at the same time as Duke as the fourth and fifth accredited business schools in the state. I always teased Duke that we were fourth and they were fifth since our vote came first in the meeting because they liked us better. Duke’s dean always said ‘come on, Craig, that’s just the alphabet.’ The specialized accounting accreditation was made available in 1983 or 1984 and a lot of schools took a shot. We were initially rejected, and I was advised at the time that if you were rejected the first time you only had a 10 percent chance of making it later. I said that was 5 percent more than I needed. …
Click here for the entire interview with one of A&T’s most quotable deans.
The Office of Research Services and Project Management will host a webinar, “How to Write a Competitive NSF CAREER Proposal,” for assistant professors in the STEM disciplines. The webinar will be held in the Fort IRC, Room 410, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday April 18. Registration is not required.
The webinar will cover:
- How to decide when and if to apply for a CAREER grant
- How to position yourself and your research to be competitive for a CAREER
- How to structure your proposal
- How to develop an educational plan
- Keys to success and common mistakes to avoid
- A step-by-step discussion of each section of the proposal and what it needs to tell the reviewers
- How to analyze reviews and decide whether to revise and resubmit
- Questions and Answers
Additional materials, including example proposal sections, proposal outlines and helpful resources, will be included.
The speaker will be Lucy Deckard, president of Academic Research Funding Strategies, a research-funding consulting firm.
Click here for information on the NSF CAREER program.
“I think our members definitely envision that there could be some consolidation between campuses, and we might need to go from 16 down to 15, 14, something like that.”
– State Sen. Pete Brunstetter, co-chairman, Senate Appropriations Committee
Click here for more on the possible closing of entire UNC campuses.