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AUTM Publishes Article on the Danger of Patent-Trolling
Business Wire
In an article published on the Association of University Technology Managers website, the president of AUTM cites an "abusive patent litigation practice called patent-trolling" that she explains can interfere with the complex process of moving university research discoveries into the marketplace.
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See related story: Lions and Tigers and ... Trolls, Oh My! (AUTM)




INDUSTRY NEWS


Git'Er Done! Take the Brake Off Federal Tech Transfer
IPWatchdog
After seeing how the federal agencies intend to implement the recommendations from The White House Lab to Market Summit the difference between product and process oriented people really hit home. Product people burn with a passion to get the job done. Process people focus on rules and procedures to minimize risk. Thus, product people are like the accelerator and process people are the brakes. You need both in your car, but if the brakes run the show you'll never get out of the driveway. Similarly, whenever deal makers are subservient in a system to process people, frustration is sure to follow.
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Invention Ambassadors Program Launched
American Association for the Advancement of Science via AUTM
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has joined with the Lemelson Foundation to create a pilot program to celebrate and highlight the importance of invention and inventors. The program is currently seeking nominations for the first class of invention Ambassadors. More information can be found here.
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“Monetization of University Patents”

Patent monetization can result in very large revenues for universities, however, monetization requires universities to consider unique sensitivities and, in some cases, conflicting interests. Increasingly, however, universities are asking themselves how to monetize their patents and considering several potential approaches to do so.

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Wyoming Firm Receives Grant to Expand Research for Diabetes and
Cancer Patients

County 10
A University of Wyoming spin-out business has received a $150,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant to improve the effectiveness of drugs that can potentially help diabetes and cancer patients. GlycoBac will use the six-month grant from the National Institutes of Health for research to improve the effectiveness of already developed glycoprotein drugs.
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University of Virginia, Virginia Tech Join Rolls-Royce University Technology Center Network
Business Wire
Rolls-Royce has announced that Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia are joining the global Rolls-Royce University Technology Centers network, consisting of research groups in world-class universities identified to develop long-term research and technology programs. Creating a UTC provides each party with mutual benefits through funding of fundamental, collaborative research to advance key aerospace technologies critical to Rolls-Royce.
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Central Florida Incubator to Host Innovation Challenge
The Daytona Beach News-Journal
The Volusia County-funded UCF Business Incubator at Daytona Beach International Airport and the Cairns Foundation are teaming up to launch their first Innovation Challenge. The purpose of the program is to help promote the commercialization of technologies created by local college and university students.
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AUTM NEWS


AUTM Partnering Forum: Medical Imaging Technology — On-site
Registration Available

AUTM
April 23-24, 2014
Hosted by Case Western Reserve University
Global Center for Health Innovation
Cleveland, OH, USA

The first partnering forum will include a panel discussion on relevant topics related to commercialization of technologies specific to medical imaging. The new meeting format will foster robust networking for exchanging licensing opportunities and mutual technology interests for consideration of potential business collaborations.

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AUTM 2014 Software Course℠
AUTM
May 15-16, 2014
Hutton Hotel
Nashville, TN, USA

This course is designed specifically for university licensing professionals who work with software and other information assets. The course will provide a survey of basic principles, as well as a study of best practices, emerging models and actual cases, that will benefit both newcomers and experienced practitioners. Participants will leave with the tools to handle basic to complex software asset management and licensing situations.

Registration Information. Hotel and Travel Information.

Schedule at a Glance. Download Final Course Program.

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AUTM Transactional Academic Comparables Tracking (TransACT)
Database Needs YOUR Deals

AUTM
AUTM has launched the data collection phase for its new Transactional Academic Comparables Tracking (TransACT) Database (formerly the Royalties and Deals database), a powerful comprehensive database of transactional terms and conditions that only AUTM could amass.

TransACT Needs YOUR Deals!
AUTM directors were sent login instructions last month. If you will be responsible for entering deals for your institution and did not receive an email with your login and a link to the database, please contact Chris Harris, AUTM assistant vice president for Deal Terms Database.

To make the AUTM TransACT Database as successful and meaningful as possible, please enter your deals as soon as possible. Your institution will receive a discount on the subscription price of the AUTM TransACT Database based on the number deals contributed.

If you have questions about the AUTM TransACT Database, please contact Chris Harris.

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AUTM Videos Spotlight Technology Transfer Benefits
AUTM
Enter AUTM's new technology transfer videos.

The new About Technology Transfer video concisely and effectively describes technology transfer and how it benefits us all. The video is an ideal tool for conveying the technology transfer story to stakeholders and constituents. It can be viewed and downloaded here.

The Put a Face On It video project spotlights the real-world connection between our members' work and its ability to transform people’s lives. The videos can be used as marketing tools and leveraged for use in presentations to bring a greater understanding of technology transfer. View the videos here. Find information about participating in the project here.

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AUTM Business Development Course — Medical Devices
AUTM
Save the date for this first in a series of AUTM business development courses designed to provide in-depth education on specific industry sectors. This course focuses on the medical device industry and how regulatory, legal and business issues affect commercializing technologies in the medical device space.

Nov 12–13, Chicago Marriott O'Hare, Rosemont, IL, USA

Preliminary Schedule. Faculty.

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Proposed Legislation Threatens Research at Universities
Indianapolis Star
Researchers at Indiana's leading universities have a long history of discovery and invention that has improved the lives of people around the world, and which has brought jobs and economic gains to the state. Unfortunately, pending legislation in Congress threatens the ability of our world-class universities — and our peers around the nation — to sustain this vital role in helping the U.S. maintain its global scientific and technological leadership.

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Hunting Bayh-Dole Vampires
IPWatchdog
Four months after the National Institutes of Health rejected the latest attempt to misuse the Bayh-Dole Act to control drug prices, zealots have risen from the crypt claiming the law should be used to haunt drug developers.

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High-Pressure Cryocooler Prepares Proteins for X-Ray Crystallography
Cornell University via Phys.org
A technology developed by Cornell scientists that prepares proteins for X-ray crystallography has made its way into the world marketplace. ADC Inc., a maker of scientific instruments located just outside Ithaca, N.Y., has licensed the high-pressure cryocooler, called HPC-201, and has just fulfilled its first order to a research center in Japan.

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AUTM Licensing Activity Survey: FY2013 Open for Data Collection
AUTM
The AUTM Licensing Activity Survey: FY2013 is now open for data collection. The survey will be collecting data through mid-April.

The survey includes several new and interesting supplementary questions for 2013. Perhaps the most interesting involves listing your most important licensed products, processes or services; those that have had the greatest impact on society.

Contact SurveyAdmin@autmsurvey.org to participate.

Sponsorship
AUTM is offering sponsorship opportunities for the Licensing Activity Survey, AUTM’s most requested publication. More than 200 participating universities, hospitals and research institutions from both the U.S. and Canada receive a free copy and additional copies are sold online in the AUTM Marketplace.

Click here for more information on sponsorship opportunities and benefits, or contact Madh Carson via email or at 847-753-5217.

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AUTM Webinars
AUTM
AUTM webinars efficiently train one or multiple staff members for one low price.

May 6
Clean up on Aisle 3! How to Get Your Institution Up-To-Date in iEdison
One of the most frustrating tasks in the technology transfer office is trying to get your institution up-to-date with all the required reporting into iEdison. You may also have discovered older inventions from your institution that have not yet been reported in iEdison. This webinar will provide the tips you need to begin to get a mess like this cleaned up!

AUTM also offers on-demand webinars and other professional development sessions. View the complete list.

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Better World Project Featured Stories
AUTM
The Better World Project features inspiring stories about university technologies that make the world a better place. Check out the new featured story from the University of Minnesota: Bioresorbable polymer bead for arterial embolization. Take a minute to enter a technology from your institution for a chance to be one of the featured stories.

This video from editor Laura Savatski explains how. Or, create a customized report of the stories from your institution that may be already in the database.

For more information about the Better World Project, click here.

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PRESS RELEASES


Oricula Therapeutics Secures Intellectual Property, Commercializes with Washington
(PRNewswire)

Breakthrough Synthesis Method to Speed Commercialization of Graphene
(Samsung Electronics)

Startup Wins $30,000 in Tennessee Venture Challenge
(The University of Tennessee)

UC San Diego Has Top Algae-Biodiesel Programs
(Domestic Fuel)



 

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