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10 Ways Startups Can Deal With Patent Troll Demands
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It's no fun receiving a patent demand, but rest assured, you are not alone. Here are some tips based on our collective experiences counseling over a hundred startups and surveying hundreds of technology companies about their practices. More

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Announces Bill to Spur the Growth of New Science and Technology Jobs in the Southern Tier
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After meeting with students and faculty at Binghamton University, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced legislation to spur the growth of new science and technology jobs in the Southern Tier and across New York. The America Innovates Act would help scientists and researchers secure valuable resources and training to turn new discoveries into marketable products, new high-tech companies, and jobs. More

Face the Facts: We've Fallen Behind with Patents
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Foreign innovators get more U.S. patents than Americans. U.S. Patents are important because they protect intellectual property from unauthorized copying or piracy, and as recently as the turn of the century U.S. inventors were being awarded more patents than their offshore peers, but since 2009 it's been the other way around, according to the George Washington University Face the Facts Initiative. More

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Engineers Collaborate on Inexpensive DNA Sequencing Method
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Rapid, accurate genetic sequencing soon may be within reach of every doctor's office if recent research from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science is commercialized effectively. The low-cost, molecular ticker-tape reader reliably obtains the complete DNA sequences of any individual, potentially enabling easy detection of disease markers. More

Pharmacy Professors at Louisiana-Monroe Awarded Fourth Patent
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The United States Patent & Trademark Office awarded professors from the University of Louisiana at Monroe's College of Pharmacy another patent for potentially life-saving anticancer research. This is the fourth patent awarded to the college for its cancer research. More

Charter Fellows: Call for Nominations
Nominate your distinguished faculty inventors as Charter Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. NAI Fellow status is intended for outstanding faculty, at the level of National Medal winners, members of National Academies, etc. The Fellows Selection Committee includes a Nobel Laureate, two National Medal recipients, senior officials from the USPTO, AAAS, AUTM…
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Sofant's Miniature 'Smart Antenna' Promises to End Dropped Calls
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Sofant Technologies claims to have designed the world's smallest steerable antenna. The antenna developed by a team from Edinburgh University, is designed to cut battery consumption by as much as 90 percent and improve the signal quality by a factor of four by locking onto one strong signal rather than constantly roaming in search of the best one. More

B.E.S.S. to Commercialize Nanostructure Technology for Lithium-ion Batteries
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Building on Governor Andrew Cuomo's NY-SUN initiative and energy superhighway blueprint, the University at Albany announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with its first student spin-off company, B.E.S.S. Technologies, which will commercialize its innovative battery storage technology. More

Register now for AUTM's 2013 Annual Meeting - Save $75
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Feb. 27 — March 2, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX USA
Early Registration Deadline: Jan. 9, 2013

The AUTM 2013 Annual Meeting is a four-day professional development and networking conference. Attended by more than 1,700 technology transfer professionals, venture investors and intellectual property experts, the conference features educational tracks and interactive workshops developed for seasoned technology transfer professionals and newcomers to the field. Save $75 with early registration through Jan. 9, 2013.

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    AUTM 2013 Venture Forum Business Plan Competition Accepting Applications
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    Application Deadline: Nov. 12

    AUTM seeks academic and research institution-affiliated startup companies to participate in the AUTM 2013 Venture Forum Business Plan Competition, taking place March 1 during the AUTM Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX. A forum for academic-affiliated startups to pitch their business opportunity to a panel of seasoned venture investors, the competition provides valuable experience and feedback to participants--plus a chance to win a $10,000 cash prize. Applications are due Monday, Nov. 12. Learn more and apply online today.

    MPEG LA's Librassay® Removes Patent Barriers to Diagnostics for Personalized Medicine
    (MPEG LA)

    UT Austin Opens Lab Crucial to Drug Development Process
    (University of Texas)

    Giving Breakthroughs Their Big Break
    (Case Western Reserve University)

    Penn Researchers Create a Universal Map of Vision in the Human Brain
    (Pennsylvania University)


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