The Opportunities of Technology Transfer

Register NOW to secure your seat.

NCCBA (NC Chinese Business Association) is proud to present the following
seminar on July 29, 2006 (Saturday):

The Opportunities of Technology Transfer

Have you ever thought about how technology moves from the university
community to the entrepreneurial community? How do professors actually turn
their academic work into successful corporations? How do you obtain the
license to work on your venture? How can multiple companies work together
and share technology for the benefit of all? It is the transfer and
licensing of technology that allows for all of this to happen. On July 29,
Caroline H. Rockafellow, a licensing and transactional attorney with the law
firm of Daniels Daniels & Verdonik, will present an overview of technology
transfer in the Triangle. Ms. Rockafellow will discuss current models for
licensing technology out of the universities, creative techniques used by
companies to enhance and expand their technology portfolios, and strategies
employed to spin out academic work to build new ventures.

Speaker:

Caroline Horton Rockafellow is a licensed patent attorney who
works with technology-based clients in the areas of technology deals and
licensing. Ms. Rockafellow earned her undergraduate degree in chemistry
from Drury University and her law degree and a masters degree in
intellectual property from Franklin Pierce Law Center. Ms. Rockafellow
currently co-chairs the RTP chapter of the Licensing Executives Society and
is on the board of directors of the North Carolina Innovation Foundation.
She is the immediate past chair of the North Carolina Technology
Associations' Women in Information Science and Engineering Program. She
frequently writes and lectures on issues related to intellectual property
and technology transactions.

When: 7:00-9:00 pm, Saturday, July 29, 2006.
We will have half-hour of networking social before (starting 6:30pm) and
after the seminar.


Cost: Free for NCCBA members/$7 for CED members/$10 for non members, Register NOW to secure your seat, NCCBA Members please RSVP.

Where: MCNC, MCNC Auditorium

Building #1

3021 Cornwallis Road,

Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2889

*****************Directions*************************

Map and Directions: http://www.ncidea.org/contact.html

Driving Directions:

1. Directions from Raleigh or locations south or east of RTP.
Take I-40 West, toward Chapel Hill/Durham. Take the Durham Freeway (Route
147) North, the sign reads "Exit #279B, 147 North, Durham." Take the next
exit (to the right) marked "Research Triangle Park, Cornwallis Road." At the
end of the exit, turn right onto Cornwallis Road. Continue after the first
light (entrances to GlaxoSmithKline to both the right and left)for about 0.2
miles - the sign of the entrance to MCNC is on the right-hand side. The MCNC
auditorium is next to the front entrance of the building.

2. Directions from Durham, Chapel Hill, or locations north or west of RTP:
Take I-85 to the Durham Freeway (Route 147). Take the Durham Freeway (Route
147) South to the Cornwallis Road Exit. At the end of the ramp, make right
turn on to Cornwallis Road. Go through the first light if it was not red
(entrances to GlaxoSmithKline to both the right and left), and continue for
about 0.2 miles - the entrance to MCNC is on the right-hand side, just after
the yellow "Signal Ahead" sign. The MCNC auditorium is next to the front
entrance of the building.

*********************About NCCBA**********************

North Carolina Chinese Business Association (NCCBA: www.nc-cba.org
< http://www.nc-cba.org/> ) is a premier nonprofit charitable and educational
business organization. NCCBA's mission is to represent, serve, and promote
the common interests of our membership and the North Carolina Chinese
business community, particularly in promoting entrepreneurial and corporate
development related to sciences and technologies. NCCBA will serve as a
forum for networking and exchanging, for advancing our knowledge in creating
and sustaining successful businesses, and for encouraging and facilitating
coaching and consultation among our members. NCCBA will also serve as a
major catalyst in bridging the China - North Carolina business relationship.

*****************NCCBA Membership*******************

Per requests, NCCBA will accept membership application on the site before
and after the seminar. We encourage professionals and entrepreneurs to join
this exciting non-profit organization. You will be invited to members-only
networking social events, receptions and seminars among many other benefits.
Please call (919) 345-6294 or (919) 481-3038 if you have any question on
membership. More information about NCCBA is available at
http://www.nc-cba.org <http://www.nc-cba.org/>