Thursday July 12, 2018
OTC Workshop at PRC Commons - ID and protect your inventive ideas
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
PRC Commons Learning Center, 2901 Read Granberry Trail, Austin, TX 78758

 Workshops for UT Inventors (J.J. Pickle Research Campus Edition) Learn how to identify, protect and commercialize your inventive ideas. Brought to you my The Office of Technology Commercialization



Patents & Copyrights for UT Researchers


In the space between “what starts here” and “changes the world,” researchers at UT Austin routinely face some of these questions:

·     I think I invented something. Now what? 

·     How do I get a patent? How much does it cost? Who pays?

·     I wrote some software as part of my research, and I want to release it. What does UT recommend?

·     I don't want to delay publishing papers. Can I still get a patent? 

·     How can UT help with startups

Join us at Catapult IP@UT: Workshops for UT Inventors to get answers to these questions and more.


WhenThursday, July 12, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

WhereCampus Dining Room (1.210), Commons Conference Center at J. J. Pickle Research Campus, 10100 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78758

Who: Any interested UT researcher (faculty, staff, grad students, & postdocs welcome!)

Cost: The event is free with RSVP. Paid parking (free with any valid UT permit).


RSVP to Attend


OTC welcomes all UT faculty, researchers, postdocs, graduate students, and staff. Feel free to bring your lunch and any questions you have about patents, copyrights, intellectual property, licensing, and commercialization! Please feel free to forward this invitation.

About the Presenters



Program Director, Intellectual Property & Technology Transactions

Office of Technology Commercialization, The University of Texas at Austin

David Palmer is the program director for intellectual property and technology transactions at OTC, where he drafts, negotiates, and consults on IP licenses and other agreements while managing outside counsel and patent prosecution. Prior to coming to UT Austin, Palmer was a partner in Perkins Coie specializing in patent litigation and previously practiced with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Cooley. He holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School.



Program Director, Strategic Researcher Liaison

Office of Technology Commercialization, The University of Texas at Austin

Bob Villwock is Strategic Researcher Liaison in the Office of Technology Commercialization at UT Austin. In this role, Dr. Villwock engages the research community at UT to connect with OTC more effectively. He facilitates and promotes the transfer of research into intellectual property by providing technical analysis, assessments and outreach – especially in the early stages of the inventive process. He is an inventor on nine U.S. Patents, holds a B.S. in polymer science and engineering from Case Western Reserve University, and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.


About the Location


The Campus Dining Room (1.210) has large round tables, perfect for enjoying your lunch during the event, so feel free to bring your lunch or buy it at the nearby Commons Café. The Commons Conference Center is located at 10100 Burnet Rd., Austin, Texas 78758, on the J. J. Pickle Research Campus. The public entrance to PRC is on the east side via Burnet Road. The location is conveniently on the 803 bus route for Capital Metro. There is also plenty of convenient parking with any UT parking permit. If you do not have a UT parking permit, there are pay stations located at the visitor lot. Detailed directions and maps available from