Were you aware that there are two research organizations at Georgia Tech? Listen to Lisa and her guest, Dr. Terry Bray, the Director of Technology Licensing at Georgia Tech Research Corporation, as they discuss this and many other intellectual property topics on this episode of Tech Transfer IP.
Terry has over twenty-five years of experience in the creation, development, and commercialization of innovative technologies. Before joining GTRC, Terry held positions such as the Executive Vice President of Business Development at Atherotech Diagnostics Lab at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, to name a few. He has extensive experience in the management, patenting, and licensing of intellectual property and facilitating start-up company formation and economic development.
Terry shares how his office is organized and the work they do, he speaks about the impact the Bayh-Dole Act has had on universities and about the substantial money they were awarded for new research. Terry also discusses how Georgia Tech has made it easier to work with Industry partners, changes his office has made that allows them to work more efficiently with corporate partners. He also chats about PCT’s and foreign filings.
Listen as Terry speaks about philanthropic foundations that they partner with, some of his office’s most significant success stories, and the top three challenges his office faces today. Terry says that his office is very blessed, but if he had three wishes, he would ask for more talented team members to enable productivity.
If you have questions for Terry on what he spoke about today or know someone who might want to connect with Georgia Tech and see if there is any researcher they might want to contact to partner with GTRC, please contact him via [email protected].
In This Episode:
[02:33] Terry, welcome to the show!
[03:19] Terry speaks about the two organizations at Georgia Tech, the GTRC, and GTARC.
[04:51] How is your office organized, and how do you work?
[07:03] Terry discusses the impact that the Bayh-dole Act has had on innovation at universities.
[08:34] Is there anything you would change about Bayh-Dole?
[09:28] Terry shares why Georgia Tech received substantial money they were awarded for new research.
[11:21] Terry chats about how Georgia Tech has made it easy for corporate partners to work with them through their Industry Engagement group.
[14:17] Terry speaks about the metrics for the office and what they are gaged by.
[15:58] How do you research your disclosures? Is there anything unique you look for in disclosures?
[17:21] Terry discusses PCT’s and foreign filings.
[19:33] Terry shares what his office does with litigation and how aggressively they proceed.
[21:45] Can you talk about the changes your office made around interacting with corporate partners?
[24:42] Terry chats about their relationship with philanthropic foundations like Gates, for example.
[26:01] Can you tell us about some of your offices’ most significant success stories?
[27:45] Terry shares his office’s three top challenges right now.
[30:38] Terry speaks about AUTM and other organizations that provide membership and services.
[32:30] Does credentialing make a difference in your office, is it something you look for when hiring?
[33:46] Terry describes what he would wish for his office if he had three wishes.
[37:19] Thank you so much for being here today!