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Think Patent Arbitration Can't Work? Think Again.
IPWatchdog
When amicable efforts fail to resolve a dispute concerning patent rights and the aggrieved party wishes to pursue the matter further, it usually initiates litigation or perhaps a U.S. International Trade Commission investigation, despite the huge costs of such options, because it may assume no other plausible alternatives exist to achieve the desired objectives. Articles, such as this one, tout arbitration as an alternative: faster, cheaper and more confidential than litigation, with other benefits as well.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


IT Companies Back Federal Plans to Battle Patent Trolls
eCommerce Times
Patent trolls have been put on notice: The administration and members of Congress from both sides of the aisle intend to shut them down. "Reforming the patent system to end frivolous lawsuits by bad actors will enhance the innovation ecosystem, and we appreciate the urgency the White House has put behind this initiative," said Kevin Richards, SVP for federal government affairs at TechAmerica.
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China Seen in Push to Gain Technology Insights
The New York Times
A government-financed research institute in the Pearl River Delta boasts an impressive range of specialties, from robotics to nanomedicine to magnetic resonance imaging. Though considerable attention has been focused on Chinese cyberespionage efforts, the institute is at the vanguard of a related push to bolster China's competitiveness by acquiring overseas technology directly from Chinese scientists working in the United States and other developed countries, say American officials and analysts.
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University of Utah's Technology Commercialization Office Changes Name
Deseret News
The University of Utah's Technology Commercialization Office has changed its name to the Technology and Venture Commercialization. University officials said the new name emphasizes the organization's dual mission in commercializing inventions through partnerships with existing companies and creating new ventures.
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SilcsBio Inks Licensing Deal with University of Maryland, Baltimore
Baltimore Business Journal
Baltimore biotech company SilcsBio LLC has finalized a technology licensing agreement with the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The agreement for a protein analysis technology will serve as the core of SilcsBio's line of software programs that can be used to help develop drugs. The two developed a way to analyze the surface of a protein and determine how the protein reacts to chemicals.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Why Business Should Do More to Commercialize University Research (The Globe and Mail)
NY Gov. Cuomo Announces $60 Million for SUNY Technology Collaboration (The Post-Standard)
Life Sciences Innovation Day to Focus on Commercialization Future (Boston Business Journal)
Innovative New Nanotechnology Stops Bed Bugs in Their Tracks — Literally (Stony Brook University via Phys.org)
8 Small Companies Awarded Grants for Research Partnerships with Michigan Universities (WWJ-AM)

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Technology Safely Delivers Vaccines to the Gut
BioscienceTechnology.com
A new technology under development by an academic–industry partnership protects oral vaccines from destruction by the digestive system. A new technology that can safely deliver friendly bacteria to the gut is under development by an academic-industry collaboration as an oral vaccine, and Phase I clinical trials are planned. Developed by the University of Cambridge Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, the technology has been licensed by biotechnology company Prokarium through Cambridge Enterprise Ltd., the university's commercialization arm.
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The Pros and Cons of Startup Accelerators
Mashable
A startup accelerator is built to foster rapid growth of its portfolio companies. It's a man-made perfect storm of mentorship, access to technology, office space and an innovative community, packed into a short time frame. Essentially, the function of an accelerator is to turn the art of starting a company into a program that can be repeated, churning out valuable companies as if on an assembly line. Now, the concept of an accelerator itself is being repeated, with everyone from Chile to Nike launching their own version of the program.

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New Wireless Electronics Could Heal Wounds and Then Dissolve
Wired
Nestled inside a wound, a remote-controlled device perks up and begins releasing bacteria-killing heat, a form of thermal therapy that can fell even the most drug-resistant microbes. After it does its job, the electronic heater dissolves, and its biocompatible ingredients become part of the person it has helped to heal.

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Why Business Should Do More to Commercialize University Research
The Globe and Mail
Businesses aren't doing their part to help commercialize university research in Canada, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. Canadian universities spend more than $11 billion a year on research and development — more per capita than U.S. universities — but they are laggards when it comes to "technology transfer," concludes social scientist Peter Howitt, professor emeritus at Brown University and a C.D. Howe resident fellow.

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Energy Biosciences Institute Granted Patent for Biofuels
The Daily Californian
The Energy Biosciences Institute, a research program that partners with UC Berkeley and is funded by energy company BP, announced the recent awarding of its first intellectual property patent since the institute's formation in 2007. The patent, originally granted in April, is entitled "Methods and compositions for improving sugar transport, mixed sugar fermentation and production of biofuels" and brings researchers closer to developing biofuels from plant cell wall materials.
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University of Akron Receives NSF Grant to Encourage Innovation
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
The University of Akron has received a $300,000, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to help students turn research into commercially viable projects. The university was designated by the federal foundation as an I-Corps site, to allow students to work with faculty and a business mentor from outside the university to test and demonstrate the marketability of their innovation before seeking additional investment.
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AUTM NEWS


AUTM 2014 Board of Directors — Call for Nominations —
DEADLINE TOMORROW

AUTM
The AUTM Nominations and Awards Committee is pleased to invite all AUTM members to submit nominations for candidates to serve on the 2014 AUTM Board of Directors for the following positions:
  • President-Elect
  • Vice President for Finance
  • Vice President for Meeting Development
  • Vice President for Membership Development–Eastern Hemisphere
  • Vice President for Metrics & Surveys
  • Vice President for Professional Development
Position descriptions.

If you or somebody you know would like to be considered for one of these positions, please complete the Nominee Form and email it to Vicki Loise by the June 14 deadline.

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AUTM 2013 Central Region Meeting
AUTM
The AUTM 2013 Central Region Meeting will be held July 17-19 at The Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

The meeting brings diverse programs of interest to technology transfer newcomers and veterans alike. The meeting is an excellent forum for central region members to connect, exchange ideas, ask questions and gain valuable contacts.

Download the program now to view session descriptions, networking activities and more. Register. Schedule at a Glance.

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Get Ready to Partner at the AUTM 2013 Eastern Region Meeting
AUTM
The AUTM 2013 Eastern Region Meeting will gather technology transfer professionals to discuss best practices and strategies for industry-academia partnerships and new strategies to help weather complicated economic times.

In addition to timely sessions by our profession's most sought-after speakers, this year the Eastern Region Meeting also features AUTM Connect™, the same partnering tool used at the AUTM Annual Meeting. AUTM Connect™ makes it easy to set up partnering meetings on your computer or your smartphone.

Register. Schedule at a Glance.

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Sponsor an AUTM Region Meeting
AUTM
AUTM offers many ways for your organization to increase its visibility within the technology transfer community. Consider sponsoring an AUTM region meeting. A variety of sponsorship levels or customized sponsorship packages are available. For more information, contact Madhuri Carson, +1-847-753-5217.


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Get the Inside Scoop on the AUTM Symposium
AUTM
The AUTM Symposium is a new AUTM course offering 2 1/2 days of in-depth discussions on advanced topics and networking in the heart of Washington D.C. The AUTM Symposium is designed for intermediate to advanced participants.

Read AUTM VP for Professional Development DJ Nag's blog "A Look Inside the AUTM Symposium."

Aug. 14-16
USPTO Headquarters
Global Intellectual Property Academy
Alexandria, VA USA

Download a program for full details. Register. Schedule at a Glance.

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AUTM Webinars
AUTM
AUTM Professional Development Webinars provide year-round education for technology transfer students and professionals.

June 18, Noon – 1:30 p.m. EDT
Small Technology Transfer Offices: Making a Little Go a Long Way
Explores effective practices of small technology transfer offices (TTO). Beneficial for those that would like to grow a new or existing small office dramatically.

June 23, Noon – 1:30 p.m. EDT
Certified Licensing Professional: A Career Development Opportunity
Join us for a free webinar to learn the history of the Certified Licensing Professional Inc. organization and certification. Learn why the CLP credential was established and why it is important to your career path. Hear about eligibility requirements and reasons to consider taking the exam including feedback from professionals with the CLP credential on why they value the qualification. To learn more or register, visit the AUTM website.

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PRESS RELEASES


Fear Learning Studies Point to a Potential New Treatment for PTSD
(Emory University)

Researchers Develop and Validate New Diagnostic Test for Chronic Sinusitis
(University of Buffalo)



 

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