Saturday, June 25, 2016

TRB Webinar: Management Guide to Intellectual Property for State Departments of Transportation

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 799: Management Guide to Intellectual Property for State Departments of Transportation. This webinar will focus on the basics of intellectual property (IP) and the value of intellectual property management (IPM) for state transportation agencies. It will also discuss the steps agencies could take to proactively manage intellectual assets. 

Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. 

Webinar Presenters 
  • Joe Bradley, University of Illinois
  • Timothy Wyatt, Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC
  • Jagannath Mallela, Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • David Huft, South Dakota Department of Transportation
Moderated by: Enid White, Wyoming Department of Transportation

Webinar Outline
  1. Overview of NCHRP
  2. Overview of intellectual property management
  3. Review of IP basics
  4. Developing an intellectual property management process
  5. Understanding the importance of multiple expertise in managing intellectual property
  6. Common tools and techniques for intellectual property management
  7. Case studies of applied intellectual property management
  8. Lessons learned and next steps for state transportation agencies
  9. Question and answer session
The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions. The Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP) categorizes this webinar activity as relating to health, safety, and welfare including core technical. 

Learning Objectives 

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the importance of IPM to state transportation agencies
  • Describe key components of an intellectual property management process.
  • Understand how to develop a customized IPM process.
Registration Information

There is no fee for employees of TRB Sponsors or TRB Sustaining Affiliates who register using their work email address. In addition to employees of TRB sponsor organizations, the following are eligible to receive complimentary webinar registration:
  • TRB and National Academies employees;
  • Chairs of TRB standing committees, sections, or groups;
  • CRP panel members who were involved with developing the report or project that is the subject of the webinar;
  • Members of the media;
  • Employees of tribal governments; and
  • Members of Congress or their staff.
Other sites must pay $95 per site. View our pricing page for details. 

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

Professional Development Hour Information

A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the webinar as an individual. For groups, only the person that registers and attends the session will receive a PDH certificate. 
Individuals registered as Florida PEs are no longer required to email TRB with your license number to report your attendance. Instead, please use your certificate that TRB provides through as verification of your attendance to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.

This webinar relates to business practices, and may not be accepted by your engineering licensing board. Please check with your state licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.

This webinar was developed in March 2016. TRB has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP by TRB. Certificates of Completion will be issued to individuals who register for and attend the entire webinar session. Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. Website:

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum at


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