Eric Luvisotto is a Technology Transfer Officer with the University of Waterloo's Waterloo Commercialization Office (WatCo). Eric is a registered Canadian Patent Agent (2003) and has earned his Master's (1998) and Bachelor's (1995) degrees in Engineering from the University of Waterloo. In 2008, Eric accepted the position of Technology Transfer Officer with WatCo. In this role, he analyses new ideas for patentability and commercial potential; he also seeks out potential receptors of these new technologies and negotiates licensing agreements with them. He is also involved with the creation of start-up companies if the technology merits this pathway. His career spans a wide variety of experiences, including working for two Canadian Intellectual Property (IP) lab firms, founding and running his own company, and working "in-house" for a large automotive parts manufacturer. Eric is a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and is a member of their Bank of Speakers. He is also a member of the Licensing Executives Society.