ETC and the Federal Laboratory Consortium, Mid-Atlantic Region, co-hosted Meet the Labs on September 25 at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center in California, Maryland. Sponsored by a grant from the Rural Maryland Council, the event attracted more than 60 registrants. The event included panels on Technology Transfer and Small Business Innovation Research. Federal Laboratory participants on the Tech Transfer Panel included: (Below – left to right) Dr. Robert Griesbach, Department of Agriculture (moderator); Paul Zielinski, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Wendy Kosik Chaney, Army Research Laboratory; Dr. Christopher Wilhelm, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head-Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (IHEODTD); Richard Tarr, Naval Air Warfare Center-Aircraft Division; Darryl Mitchell, Goddard Space Flight Center -National Aeronautics and Space Administration; and Marcos Gonzales Harsha, Department of Energy.

After lunch, a second panel of experts addressed the topic of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR). The panel included: (Below – left to right) Donna Attick (moderator), Navy Naval Air Systems Command; Dr. Carl Gotzmer, Naval Surface Warfare Center, IHEODTD; Paul Zielinski, National Institute for Standards and Technology; Manny Oliver, Department of Energy; and Dr. Charles Cleland, Department of Agriculture.

Also included in the program offering welcome and closing remarks were ETC CEO Robert Kavetsky and Rural Maryland Council’s Meredith Donaho. Speaker presentations are available on ETC’s website at

Johns Hopkins APL Licenses Govt-Funded Explosive Detection Canine Training Aid to Gallant


Johns Hopkins APL Licenses Govt-Funded Explosive Detection Canine Training Aid to Gallant

Lunch-n-Learn Series
October 20, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Edell Shapiro & Finnan LLC
Intellectual Property Strategy for Entrepreneurs

Have you considered that you need a strategy to not only protect your IP but also your reputation? Have you considered how potential investors view your IP strategy? Join us as we learn from the experts. Ira Edell, Howard Richman, and Josh Puvak of Edell, Shapiro & Finnan will discuss the following and answer your questions:

  • Overview – Four Types of IP
  • Patents – How to Protect And Enhance The Value of Your Company’s Inventions
  • Trademarks – How to Publicly Identify And Build Good Will For Your Company’s Products/Services
  • Copyrights – How to Protect And Enhance The Value of Your Company’s Software, Promotional Materials, And Other Text And Graphics
  •  Trade Secrets – When And How To Protect Your Confidential Information and Data As Trade Secret Material
  • Concerns From the Investor’s Perspective – What Venture Capitalists And Angel Investors Look For

JOIN US in person at our offices in Waldorf or Silver Spring or at The Ground Floor at Harford County Office of Economic Development.

RSVP by Oct 14th to

Live at:

TechFire Silver Spring, 10000 New Hampshire Avenue, 2nd Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20903 (map)

WebCast from:

TechFire Southern Maryland, 10400 O’Donnell Place, #202, St. Charles, MD 20603 (map)

TechFire at The Ground Floor – Harford County Office of Economic Development, 2021 Pulaski Hwy, Suite D, Havre de Grace, MD 21078 (map)

From the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Technology Transfer Office

NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) granted a license to a local small business Feb. 4 to mature and produce an anti-corrosion technology that is safer and more environmentally friendly than chemicals currently in use.

Rear Adm. Dean Peters, commander, NAWCAD, signed the non-exclusive patent license agreement with 3 Notch Chemicals founder Jeb Henderson, granting the company permission to use NAWCAD’s patented Active Aluminum Rich (Al-Rich) technology, a powerful anti-corrosion chemical composition created for use in coating systems.