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"Environment and Issues Surrounding University Licensing"

David N. Allen is Assistant Vice President for the University of Colorado's Technology Transfer.

Mr. Allen will discuss the legal/business environment of university technology transfer, with special emphasis on issues at the University of Colorado. He will also discuss issues that are frequently faced by those who represent clients that are entering into or implementing technology transactions with universities.

David N. Allen became the University of Colorado’s first assistant vice president for technology transfer in February 2002. As a VP he has responsibility for intellectual property and technology licensing matters across the four CU campuses. Dr. Allen’s primary objective is to turn around the operation so it ranks among the top technology transfer operations in the U.S.

Previously, Dr. Allen was the assistant vice president for technology partnerships at Ohio State University. In this role, he had responsibility for the Offices for Technology Licensing, Technology Partnerships and Business and Industry Contracts. Before coming to Ohio State in 1997, Dr. Allen was assistant vice president for technology and economic development at Ohio University, Athens. From 1991 to 1997, he managed two OU technology development programs: the Innovation Center Program and the Technology Transfer Office. Additional duties were assumed from July 1992 to October 1995 when he was the director of Ohio University's Edison Biotechnology Institute.

Prior to working at Ohio University, he was a professor at Pennsylvania State University, University Park. While at Penn State he was a consultant to a seed venture capital firm. He earned a Ph.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington, in political economy in 1980.




Wednesday, May 21, 2003


The Pinnacle Club
Bluebell Two 555 17th Street, (37th Floor)
Denver, CO


11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


$35.00 (including lunch) at the door or in advance (make checks payable to CBA)


Grilled Chicken Quesadillas with Wild Mushrooms and Pico de Gallo or Vegetarian Quesadilla

CLE: 1 Hour General Credit
(applied for)

Reservations must be made by Tuesday, May 20, 2003 by noon. To make a reservation, contact Pam Kleiner at Townsend and Townsend and Crew at (303) 571-4000 or by email at

Please provide your name (and spelling), phone number and menu choice. Payment should be made at check-in at the meeting to the Colorado Bar Association. Cancellations after noon, Tuesday, May 20, 2003, and no-shows will be billed for the cost of the luncheon.