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Does University License Patenting Pay Off?
IPWatchdog
A recent study from the Brookings Institution "University Start-Ups: Critical for Improving Technology Transfer," received a lot of coverage in the national media. While the title implies the focus is on expanding academic start-up formation (a laudable goal), The New York Times headline accurately reflects the real message: "Patenting Their Discoveries Does Not Pay Off for Most Universities."
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INDUSTRY NEWS


New Plans in the Works for Arizona Tech Parks
Arizona Daily Star
Just off Interstate 10, the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park sprawls across the desert, a bustling complex where some 7,000 workers report to work every day at companies including tech giants IBM and Raytheon. Some 13 miles to the northwest, the UA's Arizona Biosciences Park sits empty, its dirt landscape barren except for some fancy signage and the occasional dust devil. Changes are underway at both parks as the UA continues to retool its technology commercialization efforts under Tech Launch Arizona.
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Audi Agrees on Strategic Cooperation With the Technical
University of Dresden

Automotive World
AUDI AG and the Technical University of Dresden has entered into a strategic partnership with the goal of making further progress with technical innovations. Under the roof of the "Ingolstadt Institute of the Technical University of Dresden," the two partners will carry out joint research in areas such as lightweight construction and manufacturing technology.
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Purdue Program Stresses Commercialization Goals in Basic Research
Laboratory Equipment
Supporting a transformational change in the way universities approach fundamental research, several Purdue University faculty are spearheading a program to incorporate commercialization goals as a valuable enhancement of basic research and to foster increased entrepreneurialism at Purdue.
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Montana Researchers Get $300,000 Traumatic Brain Injury Grant from
NFL, GE

Missoulian via Helena Independent Record
Tissue samples provided by a Boston brain bank helped two University of Montana researchers identify biomarkers stemming from traumatic brain injuries that closely matched their work with animals. The discovery gained the attention of the National Football League and General Electric, and won the UM researchs a $300,000 grant to help speed the diagnoses and treatment of TBI in athletes and members of the military.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  NAI Conference March 6-7, 2014

Register now for the 3rd Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors, Mar. 6-7 at USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria, VA. Conference features world class speakers, “Night at the Museum” event in Flag Hall at the Smithsonian, and the induction of the 2013 NAI Fellows. Register and read more
 


Boffins Aim for Roadside Tiredness Tests
AAP via Yahoo News
The tests are one of the big goals of a new multimillion-dollar research project aimed at waking up dozy Australians. Driver sleepiness causes 2 in 10 serious car crash injuries in Australia, according to the project's research leader. He believes a roadside test for drowsy drivers is achievable.
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AUTM NEWS


AUTM Participates in Capitol Hill Briefing About Technology Transfer
AUTM
The Congressional Technology Transfer Caucus conducted a Capitol Hill briefing on technology transfer policy reform. A panel of national experts discussed university R&D commercialization issues as well as proposed policy solutions to accelerate research into the marketplace.

Click here to view a video from the briefing.

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AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting: Pre-registration Deadline is Jan. 30; save $100
AUTM
The AUTM Annual Meeting is just around the corner, and this is your last chance to pre-register and save $100 off the on-site registration fee. So if you haven't already done so, register now!

Between partnering meetings, networking events, sessions, mini courses and fun activities, the hardest part about the meeting is deciding how to spend your time. Maximize your time by choosing sessions that are right for you. To make this easy, check out our session picker, which allows you to filter sessions by track or experience level. Find workshops that are right for you.

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AUTM Connect™ Now Available for 2014 Annual Meeting
AUTM
The AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting online partnering tool, AUTM Connect™, sponsored by MacMillan Sobanski & Todd LLC, is now available. AUTM Connect™ makes it easy to market your technologies, effortlessly set up meetings, find nearby restaurants and cafés for your offsite meetings and get started on your next deal.

With AUTM Connect™, you can:
  • Upload your photo
  • Tell attendees a little bit about yourself
  • Organize your schedule
To download the free AUTM Connect™ app, visit the Apple App Store or Google Play (for Android) and type "AUTM" in the search field.

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AUTM Annual Meeting Exhibit and Advertising Opportunities
AUTM
Exhibit Hall — SOLD OUT
The AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall has sold out! If you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please click here to email your message of interest.

Advertising Opportunity
Get your message into the hands of every attendee in San Francisco via a registration bag insert. This opportunity is available to a limited number of companies. Offer includes one printed piece per bag.

For pricing or to secure ad space, download an advertising application.

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AUTM/LES CLP Exam Review Course
AUTM
Maximize your time at the AUTM Annual Meeting by attending the AUTM/LES CLP Exam Review Course on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

This CLP Exam Review Course helps professionals prepare for the CLP exam. Taught by experienced CLP-certified professionals, the emphasis of the course is on the eight CLP domains, the practice exam questions and the participants’ results. The one-day review also includes access to our Virtual Knowledge Community, providing another opportunity for participants to review the domains and to ask questions of the experts. Of those who have taken this review course and the exam, 80 percent passed.

To learn more and to register, visit the LES website.

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AUTM Asia 2014: Early Registration Deadline Jan. 31
AUTM
Register by the early registration deadline of Friday, Jan. 31, and save $50! AUTM Asia 2014 is the largest gathering of academic research institutions, industry technology transfer professionals and entrepreneurs in Asia. This meeting brings academic research institutions, industry, technology transfer professionals and entrepreneurs together to examine the latest issues related to commercializing technology.

April 9-11, Grand Hyatt Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
Visit the AUTM Asia 2014 website. Watch the video. Registration. View the program.

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AUTM Webinars
AUTM
AUTM webinars efficiently train one or multiple staff members for one low price. AUTM also offers on-demand webinars and other professional development sessions. View the complete list.
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Young Scientist Exchange Takes UConn Researcher to Japan
UConn Today
University of Connecticut researcher Anson Ma recently participated in a prestigious U.S.-Japan Young Scientist Exchange Program that enabled him to spend five days visiting top Japanese universities and research centers, where he presented his research on rheology and processing of nanofluids and met with fellow young researchers.

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NREL Working to Clean Air in Fracking Process
National Renewable Energy Laboratory via Phys.org
A microbe capable of digesting methane could save countless tons of greenhouse gas from reaching the atmosphere during the hydraulic fracturing process.

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Michigan's University Research Corridor Ranks High Among US Clusters
Michigan State University
Michigan's University Research Corridor ranks high among eight university innovation clusters in a new measure that examines research and development spending, research commercialization and talent production, according to a new economic impact report.

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AUTM 2014 Eastern Region Meeting: Call for Topics
AUTM
The AUTM Eastern Region Planning Committee invites you to suggest topics for the AUTM 2014 Eastern Region Meeting, which will take place on Sept. 18-19 at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD, USA.

To submit a topic, complete an application and return it to AUTM by Jan. 30. If you have any questions, contact Melinda Briggs at AUTM headquarters, or at 847-559-0846. Submit your ideas today!

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AUTM Royalty and Deals Database Needs YOUR Deals
AUTM
AUTM has launched the data collection phase for the new AUTM Royalty and Deals Database, a powerful comprehensive database of transactional terms and conditions that only AUTM could amass.

We Need Your Deals!
AUTM directors were sent login instructions last month. If you will be responsible for entering deals for your institution and you did not receive an email with your login and a link to the database, contact Chris Harris.

To make the Royalty and Deals Database as successful and meaningful as possible, please visit the database here and enter your deals as soon as possible. As an incentive to provide content, your institution will receive a discount on the subscription price of the Royalty and Deals Database based on the number deals contributed.

If you have questions about the Royalty and Deals Database, please email Chris Harris.

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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Does University License Patenting Pay Off? (IPWatchdog)
Purdue Program Stresses Commercialization Goals in Basic Research (Laboratory Equipment)
New Plans in the Works for Arizona Tech Parks (Arizona Daily Star)
Audi Agrees on Strategic Cooperation With the Technical University of Dresden (Automotive World)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.


NEW! AUTM Partnering Forums
AUTM
In 2014, AUTM will offer new networking events designed to allow you to connect with industry partners in a smaller setting. The AUTM Partnering Forums will be 1-2 day business development meetings, and each will focus on a specific industry niche. Several more AUTM Partnering Forums will be scheduled in 2014. Look for more information in the coming months.

AUTM Partnering Forum: Medical Imaging Technology
April 23-24, 2014
Hosted by Case Western Reserve University
Global Center for Health Innovation
Cleveland, OH USA

This new business development meeting will be a unique opportunity to network with industry partners and take an in-depth look at the medical imaging technology sector.

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Call for Finance Volunteers
AUTM
AUTM is seeking individuals with a strong understanding or experience in non-profit finance to volunteer on its finance portfolio. Positions are open on the Finance, Audit and Investment committees.

Finance Committee Opportunities
Audit Committee Opportunities

Click here to find general information about volunteering with AUTM.

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PRESS RELEASES


GE, NFL Announce Sixteen First-Round Winners of $20 Million Head Health Challenges
(Reuters)

Wisconsin Spin-Out Vaccinates its Future With $8 Million
(Global University Venturing)

North Carolina Spinout Lands $25,000 Epilepsy Foundation Grant, Endorsement
(WRAL Tech Wire)

Bitcoin: How Its Core Technology Will Change the World
(New Scientist)



 

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