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Universities, Businesses Work to Protect Patents
Argus Leader
In South Dakota, public university research is creating more efficient solar panels. It's leading to improved delivery of drugs through the skin. It's beefing up cybersecurity in financial institutions across the country. But the road to that kind of successful innovation is seldom a smooth one. Some of those researchers gathered in Sioux Falls, S.D., to discuss how to turn their visions into the kind of successful job creation and economic development the state craves.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Purdue Research Foundation Creates New Program for Northwest Indiana Tech-Based Startups
Purdue Research Foundation via ValpoLife.com
Purdue Research Foundation officials have announced a program to provide its award-winning entrepreneurial programs and facilities at reduced costs for entrepreneurs commercializing patented technologies licensed from any Indiana or Illinois institution of higher education.
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SHOWCASE
  Rembrandt IP Management, LLC

“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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Princeton Signs IP Commercialization Agreement
The Daily Princetonian
The University signed an IP commercialization agreement with a U.K.-based intellectual rights commercialization company, IP Group PLC. The company specializes in the commercialization of intellectual property rights developed at research universities around the world. The agreement will help develop "early-stage" opportunities based on intellectual property developed at Princeton that IP Group will now have access to with this new agreement.
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Northern Illinois University Salutes Innovators
Northern Illinois University
During a recent brunch event, Northern Illinois University's Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships recognized seven for their innovation in the development of novel ideas, technologies, processes, products and services in their application to address societal problems, meet the needs of society and expand human opportunities.
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  Online Trading Platform for IP

Developed and managed by Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Asia IP Exchange is a free online platform and database with over 25,000 IP projects from more than 20 countries and regions.

Visit www.asiaipex.com now to learn more!
 


Vanderbilt Team Selected for NSF Innovation Corps
Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt's Team Filtergraph is headed to Michigan to participate in the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Program. Filtergraph is a dynamic, Web-based portal that allows users to sort and manage large data sets.
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EP Purification Win Will Get Product Ready for Market
The News-Gazette (subscription required)
A Champaign, Ill., company that won $100,000 in a clean-energy competition said it plans to use the money to invest into product development.
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Clean Energy, Chem Labs to Grow
Simon Fraser University
Simon Fraser University researcher Erik Kjeang is another step closer to developing a state-of-the-art fuel cell and battery research facility for performing world-class clean energy research at the Surrey campus. Funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation will help him to acquire equipment that strategically supports his internationally recognized research programs in electrochemical energy engineering, science and technology.
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AUTM NEWS


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 Licensing Activity Survey: FY2013 Open for Data Collection
AUTM
Data Collection Deadline - April 18
The AUTM Licensing Activity Survey is the most comprehensive report of its kind. Each issue demonstrates how technology transfer professionals assist researchers in bringing new products and services to market for the benefit of society and the economy.

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

Data is currently being collected for the FY2013 edition through the April 18 deadline. 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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  Startup Success

Eckman Basu LLP helps university/startups achieve value goals. With an extraordinary level of technical expertise, we understand your inventions and how to make them successful with patents and IP. --Our experience matters!
 


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 Exhibiting at BIO International Convention: Early-Bird Registration Deadline is May 1
AUTM
Early Bird Registration Deadline — May 1
AUTM will again participate in the BIO International Convention, scheduled for June 23-26 in San Diego. BIO 2014 is the largest global event for the biotechnology industry. Register at the BIO International Convention website. AUTM's tech transfer professionals may select "Academic" during the registration process and receive BIO member rates. That's $700 in savings if you register for Convention Access plus Partnering.

Deadline for attendees to receive early-bird discounts is May 1.

The event's 15,000 attendees and facilitated networking offer tech transfer professionals unparalleled access to pharmaceutical and biotech companies, investors and other potential partners from around the globe.

Visit the AUTM booth (#2503) to join us for the technology transfer meetup, and help us put a face on technology transfer.

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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: More Grants Available
AUTM
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. Share, tweet or link to the videos to spread the word. 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, or submit your own here.

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.


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Wyoming Firm Receives Grant to Expand Cancer, Diabetes Research
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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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.

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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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AUTM FY2014 Salary Survey — Sponsorship Opportunity
AUTM
AUTM's Salary Survey is a biennial publication comprised of quantitative data including salaries, incentives and office structure information about the technology transfer workforce in U.S./Canadian universities, U.S./Canadian hospitals/research institutions as well as related institutions in other countries.

Sponsorship includes:
  • Your logo positioned prominently at the beginning of the survey
  • Your logo with hyperlink on the AUTM Career Center for 1 year (December 2014–December 2015)
  • An electronic (.pdf) copy of the FY2014 Salary Survey
Download a sponsorship contract.

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

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

    AUTM Publishes Article on the Danger of Patent-Trolling (Business Wire)
Invention Ambassadors Program Launched (American Association for the Advancement of Science)
Virginia, Virginia Tech Join Rolls-Royce University Technology Center Network (Business Wire)
Central Florida Incubator to Host Innovation Challenge (The Daytona Beach News-Journal)

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


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!

May 27
To Tweet or Not to Tweet
Explore the current challenges and opportunities of using social media in the technology transfer and marketing profession. Panelists explore strengths and weaknesses of current practices, tips for engaging audiences and issues relating to holdouts. Learn the most constructive social media practices, including the smartest use of social media to drive professional development.

June 17
Federal Award Terms: What Do They Mean for You?
Learn how restrictions impact technology transfer and what constraints they might impose on the ability to license university technologies. This webinar will discuss the implications of such terms and strategies for handling them..

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


IPXnano Secures License to Seminal Nanotechnology Patent Portfolio from Rice University
(PRNewswire)

A New Haven for Biotech
(Yale Daily News)

Information Storage for the Next Generation of Plastic Computers
(Iowa Now)



 

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