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Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Does your thesis, research, or prototype have application outside the academic realm? Are you interested in entrepreneurship as a potential career path? Find out how the process of research commercialization works for graduate students at U of T, what makes a good invention disclosure, and what you need to know about intellectual property, market research, and campus resources.

This three-hour workshop includes:
1. Campus resources for startups
2.  Invention disclosures and research commercialization processes at U of T
3.  Databases and tools for business/market research

See full session description

When: September 28, 2017, 12-3 p.m.
Location: Room 253, ONRamp, second floor, Banting Bldg, 100 College St
Instructors:
Holly Inglis, Public Services Librarian, Rotman Business Information Centre, holly.inglis@rotman.utoronto.ca
Karen Temple, Entrepreneurship Manager, Innovations and Partnerships Office, karen.temple@utoronto.ca
Carey Toane, Entrepreneurship Librarian, Gerstein Science Information Centre, carey.toane@utoronto.ca

Date: Friday, September 29, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library

Orientation to campus resources for students with startups or interested in startups, including startups and ventures, accelerators, courses and programs, library resources, commercialization, funding opportunities, and Toronto community resources.

You will leave with:

  • knowledge of how the university supports student and faculty startups through space, training, and mentorship
  • an understanding of campus accelerators, pitch competitions, and funding opportunities
  • further library workshops available on the topic of entrepreneurship research
  • a guide of where to go to find more information at U of T and around Toronto

Next session: September 29, 2017, 12-1:30 pm
Location: MADLab, 1 Below, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 9 King's College Circle
Instructor: Carey Toane, Entrepreneurship Librarian carey.toane@utoronto.ca

This session is part of the Entrepreneurship Research Skills co-curricular record. To participate, bring your T-Card and register at the beginning of the session.

Date: Friday, October 6, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library

This free, one-hour workshop focuses on practical legal tips for startup companies. Expect an interactive discussion introducing concepts and strategies on technology-related contracts and intellectual property (IP). Leave with a better understanding of the range of legal issues that a growing startup will encounter, as well as common pitfalls and best practices. Concepts will be introduced to help you protect your rights when dealing stakeholders through a diverse range of contracts, and through adopting an appropriate IP protection strategy, including the following topics:

  • types of technology-related contracts
  • key considerations and techniques to drafting and analyzing contracts
  • contract considerations for software companies
  • trade secret protection best practices
  • patent and trademark registration

When: Friday, October 6, 12-1 p.m.
Where: MADLab, 1 Below, Gerstein Science Information Centre
Registration open now

Presenter biography:
Marc Lampert is a lawyer with a particular focus on helping innovators' ideas achieve viability though providing strategic legal advice in intellectual property, technology and product development law. Along with being a licensed lawyer, as a registered patent and trademark agent, Marc has worked with companies to strategize, prepare and prosecute their patent and trademark applications. Prior to joining the team at Bhole IP Law, Marc was an associate in a national full-service law firm servicing the Waterloo hi-tech community. Marc has worked with innovators of all sizes to realize their intellectual property needs and develop legal solutions for capitalizing on their technologies. Prior to embarking on a legal career, Marc graduated in electrical engineering at The University of Western Ontario and gained industry experience at an engineering consulting firm.

BHOLE IP LAW is a specialized intellectual property (IP) boutique law firm. The firm works extensively in the digital innovation space and has an active group focusing on technology contract drafting and negotiation. It is considered a national IP leader in the emerging areas of machine learning, neural networks, augmented reality hardware and software, and image processing; and further administers portfolios in many other areas, including clean energy, medical devices, cryptography, tooling, manufacturing and advanced materials.

Note: Any advice or guidance offered is from the attorneys.

Date: Monday, October 2, 2017
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: E.J. Pratt Library

Research and Writing Seminars: Develop Your Scholarly Voice. Each session in this suite of four interactive seminars integrates the learning of academic research and writing skills and is taught by a librarian in collaboration with a writing instructor. The goal of each seminar is to help you develop your own voice as an emerging scholar by enabling you to identify, situate and substantiate your arguments in the context of the scholarly discussion taking place in your discipline. The seminars are designed for humanities and social sciences students, but all are welcome.

Take any three (3) of the four (4) seminars to earn credit on your Co-Curricular Record.

Writing to Cite

Learn how to develop effective strategies for academic research and how to correctly incorporate primary and secondary sources into your essays. Through short lectures, interactive class discussions and hands-on exercises, you will learn:

  • The role of citation practices in the scholarly conversation
  • The various styles of documentation
  • The mechanics of “writing up” your sources
  • The different types of publications and how to integrate and document your use of them
  • To incorporate close reading to develop your own research interests and arguments
  • What ideas you can claim as your own and which ones you cannot
  • How to avoid inadvertent plagiarism

Key terms for this session: close reading, signaling, quoting, paraphrasing

Location: E.J. Pratt Library, E-Classroom (room 306) Directions

Other seminars in this series include:

  • Critical Reading
  • Annotated Bibliographies

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