[At the university, patents, technology transfer, and other aspects of 
intellectual property have been handled through GMIP (George Mason 
Intellectual Property).  GMIP's role is being expanded and its name is 
being changed to the George Mason Research Foundation (GMRF).  This Town 
Hall is an opportunity to learn more about the new organization and its 

Please join a town hall meeting with the Vice President for Research and 
Economic Development, and the President of the George Mason Intellectual 
Properties, Inc. Monday, February 25th, 10:00 AM, Johnson Center Room G. 
The purpose of this informal, highly interactive meeting format is to 
solicit faculty ideas and opinions in crafting the future of GMIP as it 
evolves from a nearly exclusive focus on intellectual property 
management to the broader mission of a George Mason Research Foundation 
(GMRF), as directed by its Board of Directors. Your active and ongoing 
participation as key stakeholders in GMRF are vitally important to its 
success. It is anticipated that interested members of the Board of 
Visitors and the GMRF Board will also be present.


Stephen G. Nash
Senior Associate Dean
Volgenau School of Engineering
George Mason University
Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 2500
Mailstop 5C8
Fairfax, VA 22030

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