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Reforming the Federal R&D System
IPWatchdog
Before attempting to overhaul a complex, deeply entrenched system you'll need to have an effective plan to get you where you want to go despite predictable opposition, and someone who's charged with the insuring that the plan is being faithfully adopted.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


BU Fights Time-sensitive Patent Infringement Battle
The Daily Free Press
The decision by Boston University trustees to sue Apple, Inc. and several other major technology companies for patent infringement over the summer was motivated in part by the patent’s impending expiration date, officials said. Officials decided to file complaints before the patent, which BU has rights to, expires in November 2014, said BU spokesman Colin Riley.
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Engineering Professor Granted Patent for Carbon-capture Process
Lab Manager Magazine via University of Alabama
An innovative method for stripping greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide from industrial emissions is potentially cheaper and more efficient than current methods, according to a United States patent based on research by Dr. Jason E. Bara, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at the University of Alabama.
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UCF Reports $113 Million in Research Funding in FY13
University of Central Florida
Researchers at the University of Central Florida received $113 million in grants in FY13, a year that was characterized by federal budget cuts and a strong effort by the university’s educators to increase critical science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM) training programs. The College of Engineering and Computer Science received the most funding with $18.3 million, followed by the College of Sciences with $14.2 million. The College of Education and Human Performance received 36 percent more funding than in FY12 with $10.8 million.
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Startups Emerge to Solve Major Health Problems
SingularityHUB
Over the weekend, the latest graduates of Singularity University’s Graduate Studies Program presented their proposals for using accelerating technologies to solve major world problems. The exhibition offered a sneak peek at the kinds of innovations that may hit the market two to five years from now.
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  NAI Fellows: Call for Nominations
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Texas Tech Partners to Promote Technology Commercialization
The Daily Toreador
Texas Tech announced a partnership with the Center for Innovation (CFI), which will advance the development of TechComm, an agency that works to communicate lab results. In 2001, according to a news release, the Arlington Chamber of Commerce Foundation created CFI with the intention of becoming a driving factor in economic development in a technology-based world. According to the release, TechComm has approximately 300 labs for research and nine federal agencies it represents.
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Indiana University Research and Technology Assigned Patent
Hispanic Business
Indiana University Research and Technology, Indianapolis, has been assigned a patent developed by Peter James Schubert, Naperville, Ill., for a "solid-state hydrogen storage media and catalytic hydrogen recharging thereof."
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AUTM NEWS


Register Now for the AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting
AUTM
It's time to register for the AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting, set for Feb. 19-22 in San Francisco. The AUTM Annual Meeting, which will take place at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 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.
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AUTM 2013 Eastern Region Meeting: Register Online Today and Avoid Registration Lines
AUTM
Online registration for the AUTM 2013 Eastern Region Meeting, set for Sept. 9 and 10 in Boston, is your best option for avoiding last-minute registration lines. The Eastern Region Meeting will gather technology transfer professionals to discuss best practices and strategies for industry-academia partnerships that culminate in successful product commercialization through company formation or licensing and other agreements.
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AUTM 2013 Western Region Meeting: Register by Sept. 10, and Save $50
AUTM
It isn't too late to register for the AUTM 2013 Western Region Meeting, scheduled for Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 in Portland, Ore. Register by the Sept. 10 preregistration deadline, and save $50. The AUTM Western Region Meeting will feature an exciting program of educational and networking events designed to provide insights for experienced and new technology transfer professionals.
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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 also are welcomed.
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AUTM Announces 2014 Business Plan Competition
AUTM
AUTM is seeking academic and research institution-affiliated startup companies to participate in the AUTM 2014 Venture Forum Business Plan Competition, taking place Feb. 21 during the AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The first-place startup company will receive a $10,000 cash prize. Application deadline is Sept. 30.

Learn more and apply online.

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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 to Provide Funding for Member Videos that Put a Face on
Technology Transfer

AUTM
Show the world how a commercialized technology from your institution is benefitting the public, and say it through video. AUTM announces our newest program: Put a Face on It. We're inviting all of our members to pitch us an idea for a video that will showcase a commercialized invention and feature the person who benefited from this technology. You could receive up to $3,000 to cover production costs.
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Why Software-Defined Networking Isn't Ready for the Battlefield
Defense Systems
When researchers at the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University developed the concept of software-defined networking in 2005, it was not with the military in mind.

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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. Should inventors be going solo and trying to protect their own inventions?

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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.

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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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TRENDING ARTICLES
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AUTM Webinars
AUTM
AUTM has announced the following webinars: To view the complete list of upcoming webinars, click here. AUTM also offers on-demand webinars and other professional development sessions. View the complete list.
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PRESS RELEASES


NovoBioPharma and UPstart at the University of Pennsylvania to Collaborate to Commercialize Early Stage Life Science Technologies
(The Wall Street Journal - Market Watch)

Clarkson University Center for Advanced Materials Processing Organizes 18th Annual International Symposium on Chemical-Mechanical Planarization
(Clarkson University)

University of Houston launches first nanotech company
(Eurek Alert)

Case Western Reserve University Tests "Smart" Campus Parking System
(PRWeb)



 

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