MGH Gordon Lecture: Intellectual Property


The conference introduced the Partners Innovation office and discussed the process of academic technology commercialization.
The presenters discussed intellectual property, such as when an invention is patentable and how to file a patent application.

Seema Basu, Ph.D.
Director of Licensing and Strategic Collaborations
As Market Sector Leader, Seema Basu, PhD, directs the strategy for open innovation and strategic research collaborations. She leads a team responsible for enabling strategic corporate alliances and new initiatives, such as the Innovation Fellows Program for career development and collaboration with industry.  The team also manages licensing and partnering of IP portfolios from Regenerative Medicine, Ragon Institute of MGH,MIT and Harvard, and MGH Center for Global Health. She represents Partners at numerous national and regional organizations.

Heonick Ha, Ph.D.
Senior Licensing Manager 
Heonick is in the Radiology Market Sector working with the Martinos Center and other units of MGH Radiology. Heonick has managed an important portfolio of complex inventions and achieved significant outcomes while fostering enduring relationship with large global corporations. 

Brian Zamarron, Ph.D.
Licensing Manager
Brian is responsible for managing and licensing technologies arising from BWH Radiology, MGH Molecular Imaging, and MGH Nuclear Medicine. 

Seema Badu and her colleagues before their presentation on intellectual property.

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