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Lunch and Learn Series

The Lunch and Learn program was created to help faculty, staff, students, and post-docs gain understanding of intellectual property, technology disclosures, and commercialization of technology.

Each month the OTT leadership team presents a 30–45-minute presentation about innovation, entrepreneurship, intellectual property, or commercialization for the WVU community held at both the Health Sciences and Evansdale campuses.

Lunch and Learn Presentations


List of 2022 presentations in order of newest to oldest.
Title Date Materials
WVU Innovation Corporation
Stacey Armstrong, President
12/6 Coming Soon
Ethics Act/Conflict of Interest - Rule 1.4
Michael Spooner, Associate General Counsel, WVU
11/1 Coming Soon
Vantage Ventures - Past and Present
Quintine Mangyan, Director of Operations, Vantage Ventures
IRB: What You Need to Know
Jessica Williams, Assistant Director, WVU Office of Human Research Protections
Kasandra Lambert, Continuous Quality Improvement and Education Manager, WVU Office of Human Research Protections
Intellectual Property Rule 1.5
Ryan Watson, Sr.Assoictae General Counsel, WVU
Introduction to the Office of Faculty and Student Innovation and LaunchLab, Erienne Olesh, Director and Carrie White, Director 9/14
Introduction to the Office of Technology Transfer
James Dottavio, Director
How to Assess the Market for your Technology
Rick Swatloski, Tremonti Consulting
Brand Protection and Enforcement
Meredith Wilkes, Esq., Jones Day
Ethics,Conflict of Interest and Technology Transfer
Presentation by Joy Edwards and Michael Spooner         
JLabs: Johnson & Johnson Labs in DC
Presentation by Michael Nestor, JLabs



List of 2021 presentations in order of newest to oldest.
Title Date Materials
Kuali Basics 12/8
Vantage Ventures 12/1
Biosortia, Inc - Microbiomics 10/13
WVU Shared Research Facilities (SRF)  09/29
I-Corps and SBIR/STTR: Keys to a Successful Tech Start-Up
An Introduction to the Office of Tech Transfer at WVU
Patent Eligible Subject Matter 04/20
BOG Governance Rule 1.5
IP Rule for Patent, Copyright and Trademark Rights
The Do’s and Don’ts of Outside Consulting 03/23
USPTO: Searching Patents by Classification

Presented by Marian Armour-Gemmen

WVU Industrial Extension: Working with and for WV Business 02/23
Introduction to Written Description and Enablement in a Patent Application

What's needed for a strong application?

WV Small Business Formation

Presented by John Williams, Esq., Program Coordinator for the WVU College of Law, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Law Clinic



List of 2020 presentations in order of newest to oldest.
Title Date Materials
ABC’s of OSP: Proposal Submission, Award Negotiation & Award Initiation Basics 12/01
Introduction to the Statler College Innovation Hub 11/10
Vantage Ventures in the Innovation Ecosystem & Introduction to NSF I-Corps Short Course 10/27
Introduction to the Encova Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship 09/29
Connecting with WVCTSI: Services and Resources to Support Your Biomedical Research 09/15

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