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Patent Drafting: What is the Patentable Feature?
IPWatchdog
The patent rules at times seem arbitrary (because they are) and show little evidence of an overall thoughtful consideration. It almost seems that some rules have been created for the purpose of tripping up users of the system. That being the case, should inventors be going solo and trying to protect their own inventions?
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INDUSTRY NEWS


New York Announces Names for New Apple Varieties
The Produce News
The apple industry has been calling them the NY1 and NY2 apples for a couple of years, but on Aug. 1, Cornell University announced that after a year of rigorous consumer testing, the two new apple varieties developed in partnership with the New York Apple Growers now have official names. They are "SnapDragon" and "RubyFrost."
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New Cancer Screening Technology On Its Way to Commercialization
Medical Xpress
A colon cancer screening test developed at the University of Alberta is on its way to commercialization and potential worldwide use, through a new collaboration with a leading Chinese research institute and a U of A spinoff company.
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University of Michigan's TechStart Interns Help Guide University
Startups to Market

Xconomy
By day, Mark Maynard is the marketing manager for the University of Michigan's Office of Technology Transfer. After hours, he dedicates a big chunk of his time to overseeing the university's TechStart internship program, which takes a handful of the university's best and brightest graduate students from the business school, the medical school and the colleges of law and engineering and puts them in multidisciplinary teams to work on promising startup projects coming out of the tech transfer office.
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The Glowing Metal Cube That Could Power a House With Gas
Washington Business Journal
"The Cube," a glowing stainless-steel appliance not much bigger than a dishwasher — and running about as hot as a car engine — could one day power homes through their natural gas lines. The fuel cell breakthrough comes out of the University of Maryland's Energy Research Center.
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  NAI Fellows: Call for Nominations
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New Bio-imaging Technology Peers Into the Heart of Embryo Development
Phys.org
Researchers at Plymouth University using a pioneering bio-imaging system to record simultaneously the development of hundreds of aquatic embryos have discovered significant parent-offspring similarities in the timing and sequence of that development.
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3-D Graphene to Substitute Platinum in Solar Cells
Responding To Climate Change
A team at Michigan Technology University have has developed a "3-D honeycomb" with graphene which they say can replace the platinum in solar cells without degrading their efficiency. The cell with the 3-D graphene counter electrode converted 7.8 percent of the sun's energy into electricity, nearly as much as the conventional solar cell using costly platinum (8 percent).
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Tech's World War Over Patents Cooling Off
Bloomberg
In the past few years, technology companies have spent ludicrous amounts of money to buy patents. But they're discovering, as the drawn-out lawsuits over intellectual property play out, that owning the rights to old inventions may not be worth as much as actually inventing and selling new things.

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Tech Executive to Lawmakers: Patent Trolls 'A Massive Problem'
The Hill
Tech startups recently made a case before a House Judiciary Committee panel that current intellectual property laws may be less a form of protection and more a form of protectionism. The firms are asking for help from Congress in fighting patent trolls, which are entities that buy up patents in bulk and threaten to sue other companies for infringement, often causing them to settle in order to avoid a costly lawsuit.

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One Man is Resurrecting Forgotten Patents of Yore With 3-D Printing
Gizmodo
The charms of the patent office archives — and the hilariously insane inventions they contain — are well known. But is it possible that a few of those failed entrepreneurs were actually on to something? A New York lawyer thinks so — and he's resurrecting the ghosts of patents past by offering 3-D models of them online.

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AUTM NEWS


AUTM 2013 Eastern Region Meeting: Final Day for Pre-Registration — Save $50!
AUTM
The AUTM 2013 Eastern Region Meeting will take place Sept. 9-10 in Boston and will gather technology transfer professionals to discuss best practices and strategies for industry-academia partnerships that culminate in successful product commercialization. Session highlights include:
  • Industrial/Academic Research in the Pre-Competitive Space
  • Does My Research Infringe? Safe Harbors and Other Ports in a Storm (CLE Eligible)
  • Licensing Opportunities to Non-Pharma
  • Industry Forum
  • A Brave New World — A Scientist/Biologist's Guide to Software Patents (CLE Eligible)
Check out the meeting program for full details on this and other sessions

Registration Information. Schedule. Download the Program.

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AUTM 2013 Western Region Meeting: Book Your Accommodations by
Aug. 28

AUTM
Join other Western Region members for the AUTM 2013 Western Region Meeting from Sept. 30 through Oct. 1 in Portland, Ore.

AUTM has negotiated a special rate of $190 per night for single or double occupancy with The Nines Hotel. All rates are based on availability and subject to state and local taxes. Make your reservations online. To reserve by phone, call The Nines Hotel reservations office at 1-866-627-7208, and identify yourself by the group name - Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). Be sure to make reservations by Aug. 28; afterward, the discounted room rate may not apply.

Check out the meeting program. Registration Information. Schedule at a Glance. Hotel and Travel Information.

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AUTM TOOLS and Essentials Courses Allow Participants to
Tailor Learning

AUTM
These AUTM courses are held concurrently so that participants may attend sessions from both courses, tailoring their learning to their own background experiences and interests. The courses will take place Oct. 23-25 at the InterContinental Dallas in downtown Dallas.
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AUTM Small Tech Transfer Office Course: Register by Sept. 11 and Save
AUTM
The course, "Successful Practices in Small Technology Transfer Offices", was conceived by a group of dedicated AUTM volunteers who recognized that many best practices in technology transfer are hard to execute with limited resources. Sessions feature speakers that understand what it's like to do more with less.

Because small offices come with small budgets, we've also priced the course affordably — $295 for members. Large offices struggling to work within an increasingly reduced budget are welcome too, of course!

Download the program. View the schedule. Register. Book your accommodations.

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

    Patent Haters Take Notice: University Innovation Fuels Robust Economic Activity (IPWatchDog)
Tech's World War Over Patents Cooling Off (Bloomberg)
One Man is Resurrecting Forgotten Patents of Yore With 3-D Printing (Gizmodo)
Researchers Invent World's Smallest Terahertz Detector (University of Pittsburgh via R&D Magazine)
Tech Executive to Lawmakers: Patent Trolls 'A Massive Problem' (The Hill)

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Register Now for AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting
AUTM
It's time to register for the AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting, which will be held Feb. 19–22, 2014, in San Francisco. The AUTM Annual Meeting is the largest in-person gathering of academic technology transfer professionals. No other meeting offers this level of access to hundreds of decision makers for one low registration fee. Attendance is open to everyone.

Register online now! Need to register by mail or fax? Download a registration form here.

Accommodations and Travel Information. Detailed Program.

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AUTM Webinars
AUTM
AUTM has announced the following webinars: To view the complete list of upcoming webinars, click here.
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AUTM Awards and Scholarships
AUTM
AUTM is now accepting scholarship applications from students, scholars and new technology transfer professionals.
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PRESS RELEASES


Small Businesses to Connect With Research Funding at Conference
(University of South Dakota)

FDA Approves Lifesaving Test for Tuberculosis Developed by Rutgers Researcher
(Rutgers Today)

UCLA Dentistry Receives $5 Million to Study Extracellular RNA in Saliva
(UCLA Newsroom)



 

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