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AUTM Hosting Forum for Medical Device Technologies
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Academia and industry can maximize their opportunities to license and advance discoveries in medical devices at the next AUTM Partnering Forum, set for Sept. 23 and 24 at Wake Forest University.

Industry representatives will present reverse showcases of their interests in neurologic and orthopaedic medical device technologies. Universities can share their portfolios and schedule one-on-one partnering meetings. Panel discussions will explore the unique aspects of commercializing these medical devices.
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Purdue Announces Record-Breaking Year in Commercialization Activities
Business Wire
Purdue University had record-breaking numbers in commercialization activities highlighted by 24 startups based on Purdue intellectual property, Purdue Research Foundation officials announced. The growth is reflected in other increases through Purdue's Office of Technology Commercialization including 146 U.S. and global issued patents and 120 licensing deals with startups and established companies.
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Chemists Develop Clean-Burning Hydrogen Fuel
Chem.Info
Rutgers researchers have developed a technology that could overcome a major cost barrier to make clean-burning hydrogen fuel — a fuel that could replace expensive and environmentally harmful fossil fuels.
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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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Partnership Expanded with Washington University School of Medicine to Commercialize Clinical Blood Test for Detection of Early Alzheimer's
Business Wire
C2N Diagnostics, LLC, has announced that it has expanded its partnership with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The objective of this collaboration is to commercialize a clinical blood test for detecting the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease as well as mild cognitive impairment.
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UNMC to Support Caregivers of Dementia Patients as Part of Study
Omaha World-Herald
Dementia's effects on patients are brutal, but they can be equally devastating to family members. The University of Nebraska Medical Center is one of two institutions that will use a $10 million federal grant over the next three years to explore computer-based strategies and care teams to monitor dementia patients and provide support to families.
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AUTM 2014 Region Meetings
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AUTM region meetings bring diverse programs of interest to experienced and new-technology-transfer professionals. Focused on best practices and strategies for industry-academia partnerships that culminate in successful product commercialization, each meeting provides a forum for members to connect, exchange ideas and gain valuable contacts.

Region Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities: Sponsorship of AUTM Region Meetings underscores your involvement in the technology transfer field. For details, email Madhuri Carson, or call 847-753-5217.

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AUTM Accepting Scholarship and Literature Review Prize Applications
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AUTM is now accepting scholarship applications from students, scholars and new professionals pursuing a career in academic technology transfer.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  NAI Fellows: Call for Nominations

Nominate your distinguished faculty inventors as 2014 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. Last year’s Fellows class of 143 distinguished innovators included Nobel Laureates, university presidents, National Medal winners and National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees Read More
 


Videos Spotlight Lives Transformed by Technology Transfer: Apply For
Grant Today

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AUTM's Put a Face On It video project enables technology transfer offices to show how their university-developed innovations personally transform lives.

This is an opportunity for your office to produce a powerful, compelling video — for internal and external stakeholders — about the value technology transfer professionals deliver to the university and community. A limited number of grants are available to cover up to $3,000 of video production costs for qualified submissions.

Learn how to apply for your grant here.

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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!
 


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

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Wouldn't it be great to have access to a database full of useful deal information? The good news is you can!

AUTM has launched the Transactional Academic Comparables Tracking (TransACT), a powerful comprehensive database of transactional terms and conditions that only AUTM could amass.

But we can't do it without you. We need your deals! Visit the database and input your data as soon as possible. As a thank you, your institution will receive a discount on the subscription price of the AUTM TransACT Database based on the number deals contributed.

Enter your deals today! By now, you should have received an email with your login. If not, email Chris Harris, AUTM assistant vice president for Deal Terms Database. He's also available to answer any questions you have.


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Successful Practices in Small Technology Transfer Offices — Register Now
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This two-day course focuses on the challenges and opportunities of working in small offices. Learn how to make the most out of your small office with limited resources, while engaging in comprehensive discussions on the topics that matter to you most.

Oct. 13-14
Westin Denver Downtown
Denver, CO, USA

Registration Information. Hotel and Travel Information.
Schedule at a Glance. Download Preliminary Program.

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Save the Dates for Upcoming AUTM Courses
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Technology Operations and Organization Licensing Skills Course (TOOLS)
The TOOLS course is designed for professionals responsible for the administration of a technology transfer office. Critical issues of compliance and using iEdison will be explored, along with finding efficient ways to manage and utilize large volumes of information and data.
Oct. 13–15 — Register Today!
Denver, CO, USA

Essentials of Academic Technology Transfer Course
The Essentials course teaches skills and resources necessary to function effectively at evaluating inventions and negotiating license agreements.
Oct. 13–15 — Register Today!
Denver, CO, USA

Partnering Forum — Energy Technologies
Join AUTM at Rice University for a comprehensive discussion on the challenges and opportunities in the energy technology sector.
Oct. 22–23 — Register Today!
Houston, TX, USA

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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 Business Development Course — Medical Devices: Register Now
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This AUTM business development course focuses on the medical device industry and how regulatory, legal and business issues affect commercializing technologies in the medical device space.

Topics covered will include:
  • Use of translational research in product development
  • Common characteristics of the key market segments
  • Financial models typically employed in the industry
  • And much more!

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

    Registration Information. Hotel and Travel Information.
    View Schedule at a Glance. Faculty.


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    FEATURED ARTICLE
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    Smart Pill Bottle Gets 2nd Patent
    University of Alabama in Huntsville via Medical Xpress
    AdhereTech and The University of Alabama in Huntsville have been awarded a second U.S. patent for the smart pill bottle that was invented at the university and is being commercialized by the company. Already in use by patients, AdhereTech's smart pill bottle automatically measures if patients have taken their medication.

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    Using Sand to Improve Battery Performance
    R&D Magazine
    Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have created a lithium ion battery that outperforms the current industry standard by three times. The key material is sand.

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    Tulsa Professor's Research Leads to Company
    The Journal Record via
    News & Observer

    A University of Tulsa professor is taking a one-year sabbatical to expand the school's small portfolio of commercialized intellectual properties. Jeremy Daily, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, has taken the technology he developed at TU that extracts crash data from a vehicle's engine control module and turned it into a company called Synercon.

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    AUTM Webinars
    AUTM
    AUTM webinars efficiently train one or multiple staff members.

    July 31
    The Basics of Technology Transfer
    This FREE webinar is for those new to technology transfer and interested in an introduction to the basics of intellectual property, policies, technology transfer and compliance.

    Aug. 12
    Maximizing Licensing Opportunities in Research Tools
    This webinar focuses on how to maximize licensing opportunities and the best practices to consider when negotiating.

    Sept. 10
    Managing Your Agreement: What To Do When Things Don't Go According To Plan!
    Examines how to manage problems from a strategic perspective to protect the underlying interests and objectives in a university-industry business partnership.

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

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

        Houston Ranks as Top University for Intellectual Property (The Daily Cougar)
    Washington Spinoff Focusing on Device to Detect Heart Condition (Puget Sound Business Journal)
    Study: Tech Transfer Brings Universities 'More Than Money' (FoodNavigator.com)
    Vermont Startup Can Power Trillions of Sensors in Everyday Objects (The University of Vermont)

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


    Better World Project Featured Story — July 2014
    AUTM
    Every year, millions of Medicare patients experience medication mishaps that can not only be costly but also have deadly consequences. In this month's Better World Project — which features inspiring stories about university technologies that make the world a better place — pharmacists at the University of Arizona decided to change that. Read more in "Armed With Data on Medication Use, Pharmacists Counsel Patients."

    Then, 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

    Philadelphia’s innovation economy, in 7 charts
    (Technical.ly)

    Leading UK University to Trial Emerging Clinical Waste Disposal Tech
    (Pollution Solutions)

    Washington Breaks Record With 18 New Companies Formed
    (Xconomy)



     

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