Learn How to Take Your Invention to the Marketplace

Technology commercialization resulting from the licensing of an intellectual property, and start-up creation have gained much attention in recent years due to their major contribution in boosting economic growth. With the increase in university-industry collaborations in all areas of research, the process of technology commercialization has been bringing novel inventions to the marketplace more rapidly than ever. This has also increased the need for more technology transfer professionals with technical background in various research areas.

Who will benefit from this course:

  • Technology transfer professionals looking to take their career to the next level with a boost in technology commercialization skills
  • Scientists, consultants, students, and post-docs interested in transitioning in to a technology transfer career
  • Anyone interested in sharpening their licensing skills
  • Anyone interested in learning Intellectual property and patent searching skills

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

For questions or more information, please email extended@sdsu.edu or call (619) 594-3946.


2018 Summer2018 Fall2019 Spring
NC 0318 Intellectual Property Licensing and Technology Commercialization Workshop

This one-day course will enhance your skills in technology transfer and business development. Learn how to analyze invention disclosures, carry out prior art searches to see if an invention is already known, understand patent filing steps, conduct market research, perform the due diligence process, and negotiate a license. Also learn what it takes to build a successful start-up on a technology. Taught by industry and academic professionals, this course is interactive, and participants will work on licensing exercises.

Course Topics:

  • Bayh-Dole Act and Technology Commercialization
  • Analyzing New and Useful Technologies (Therapeutics, Cleantech, Medical Devices, Artificial Intelligence, and Blockchain)
  • Prior Art Search and Securing Intellectual Property Rights 
  • Intellectual Property Valuation
  • Mock Negotiation and Term Sheet Drafting
  • Licensing Agreement Check List
  • Due Diligence Process
  • Do's and Don'ts for a Successful Start-Up
  • Exercises
  • Q and A
Course Date(s)


Meet Our Outstanding Instructors

Peter Goebel Peter Goebel
Senior Manager ThermoFisher Scientific

Peter Goebel is a senior manager in the Licensing and Innovation Partnerships department at ThermoFisher Scientific. His responsibilities include scouting for technologies, performing initial IP review, supporting synthetic biology and sample prep business units, supporting sponsored research agreements, copyright licenses, biological material licenses, and procurement and contract manufacturing agreements. He also drafts and reviews redline term sheets and agreements in collaboration with the IP Legal and Contracts Legal departments, and supports the finance group by developing finance models, and expense and/or revenue recognition. Prior to joining ThermoFisher, Goebel was an assistant professor in the National Institute of Genetics and a principal scientist at IGE Therapeutics. Dr. Goebel has a Ph.D. in molecular biology/immunology from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and post-doctoral experience from The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego.



Kamala JaniyaniKamala Janiyani, Ph.D.
Intellectual property and life science professional

Kamala Janiyani is an intellectual property and life sciences instructor. She teaches courses on technology licensing, intellectual property and technology commercialization at various academic institutes including UCSD Extension. Over the past five years she has organized several patent law and licensing workshops in collaboration with the San Diego Center for Systems Biology. Prior to moving into technology licensing, she was a research scientist at Mo Bio Laboratories, a Qiagen company, where she developed multiple products for molecular biology research including the BiOstic Blood RNA Extraction Kit. Dr. Janiyani has a Ph.D. in microbiology from Nagpur University in India and a micro MBA certificate from Rady School of Management in San Diego



Kyle WelchKyle Welch, J.D.
Licensing Manager, SDSU Technology Transfer Office

Kyle Welch is a licensing manager in the SDSU Technology Transfer Office, where he furthers the TTO’s mission to protect intellectual property produced through university research, and deploy those inventions and creative works for the public benefit. Welch has been a member of the State Bar of California since 2014, received his J.D. from California Western School of Law in 2014, and obtained his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Ohio State University in 2011.