Alvin Viray on Entrepreneurship

Winter Quarter 2009 Entrepreneurship Seminar Series

"Patent Basics and Technology Transfer"

Featuring Alvin Viray
Senior Licensing Officer
The Office of Technology Alliances, UC Irvine

Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium
Free and open to the public

The Entrepreneurship Seminar Series provides a real-world introduction to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship.  Through a series of presentations by prestigious entrepreneurs and industry leaders, participants will explore the various organizational, strategic and financial challenges facing successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurs.  Topics include start-up strategies, business idea evaluation, business plan writing, and introduction to venture capital.

About the Speaker:
Alvin Viray is a patent attorney who joined the Office of Technology Alliances (OTA) at UC Irvine as a patent and licensing officer. Viray reviews new invention disclosures for patentability and commercial viability, and markets unlicensed inventions to industry. He currently manages more than 170 inventions and is responsible for drafting, negotiating, and administering various documents and agreements involving this intellectual property. Viray has put in place the agreements for some of UC Irvine’s latest startup companies and spinoffs.

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