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Events and Conferences

Executive Programs and Dates

Leading and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation
Date: September 12-15, 2022
Date: April 17-20, 2023
Date: September 18-21, 2023

Delivering Business Growth
Date: October 30 - November 2, 2022
Date: March 6-9, 2023
Date: October 29 - November 1, 2023

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Policy Advisory

Intellectual Property, Intangible Assets, Innovation Management

CRTI takes an active role in shaping domestic and international policy on intellectual property and innovation management matters and provides guidance to business, government, universities and others.

James Conley

CRTI faculty member James Conley leads the Center’s efforts in this area as an appointed member of the United States Department of Commerce’s Trademark Public Advisory Committee of the Patent and Trademark Office and as an active participant in the World Intellectual Property Organization.

CRTI also conducts research and provides advisory services on other related areas including:

  • Brands and Trademarks
  • Information Technology
  • New Product Development
  • Inventions and Patents

MIT Enterprise Forum of Israel from James Conley on Vimeo.

Relevant courses developed and/or
taught by James Conley

Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

McCormick School of Engineering and the Segal Design Institute, Northwestern University

Other Northwestern University courses

CRTI at Work

Informing and advancing global intellectual property policy.
Since 2008, CRTI faculty member James Conley has served on the Trademark Public Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department of Commerce Patent and Trademark Office. He has also played an active role in the World Intellectual Property Organization, helping to promote intellectual asset management worldwide.

Partnering with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
CRTI faculty member James Conley partnered with the United Nation’s WIPO in an ongoing effort to teach senior business leaders in developing nations how to create a competitive advantage through intellectual capital. WIPO, an intergovernmental organization, promotes intellectual property rights to developing countries to accelerate economic, social and cultural development.

Building technology transfer capabilities
Åbo Akademi, the leading Swedish-speaking institution in Finland, has partnered with CRTI to build a technology transfer capability that will enable young scientists to more effectively commercialize their inventions and intellectual capital. Åbo Akademi chose Kellogg and Northwestern for their leadership in technology transfer infrastructure. The partnership includes placing visiting scholars with CRTI and the participation of CRTI’s James Conley on the advisory board for this initiative. Stanford University is also a part of the initiative.







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