Monthly Archives: April 2013

Creating And Commercializing Intellectual Property

Dr. Michael Baker

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.

The quotable Dr. Craig on 40 years as an A&T dean

Dr. Quiester Carig, dean of the N.C. A&T School of Business and Economics

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.

Workshop: Building the NSF Grant Proposal

Flyer for NSF grant workshop, April 25, 2013


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