Entrepreneurship Seminar: Patent Basics and Technology Transfer

Alvin Viray
McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)
Alvin Viray

Senior Licensing Officer
UCI Office of Technology Alliances

Free and open to the public

Bio: Alvin Viray is a patent attorney and Associate Director at UCI’s Invention Transfer Group. Mr. Viray reviews new invention disclosures for patentability and commercial viability, and markets unlicensed inventions to industry. He currently manages more than 215 inventions and is responsible for drafting, negotiating, and administering various documents and agreements involving intellectual property. Mr. Viray has put in place the agreements for some of UC Irvine’s latest startup companies and spinoffs.


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.

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