WHAT: New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is hosting a colloquium to discuss how an invention moves from a mere idea to a commercial product. The colloquium, sponsored by the Albert Dorman Honors College at NJIT, will explore this topic with two esteemed panelists.
WHO: The panelists are attorney Raymond P. Thek, JD, of Lowenstein Sandler, who will discuss the legal aspects of inventions as well as intellectual property and commercialization legal issues; and Harvey D. Homan, PhD, MBA, president and chief executive officer of Urovalve, Inc., an award-winning, medical device start-up company housed in NJIT’s Enterprise Development Center, the state’s most successful business incubator. Homan will discuss his business start-up experience, especially the steps involved in new technology ventures. Bruce A. Kirchhoff, PhD, distinguished professor at NJIT’s School of Management, will moderate the panel.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 30, from 2:30-4 p.m.
WHERE: Weston Hall, New Jersey School of Architecture, Lecture Room 1, on the NJIT campus.
BACKGROUND: The Albert Dorman Honors College, the sponsor of the colloquium, began as a pilot program in 1985 and was launched as a college of the university in 1994. It enrolls more than 500 of the nation’s brightest students, with SAT scores in the top 10 percent nationally and with math proficiency in the top two percent. The mission of the college is to transform students into leaders – be it in the fields of architecture, engineering, science, technology, business, law or medicine.