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Growth in Licensing and Industry Funding Spurs Research at Oregon State
Nanotechnology Now
Oregon State University recorded its best year ever in technology licensing — nearly triple what it earned just five years ago — during the last fiscal year, which ended June 30. Combined with continued growth in funding from private industry, the increase cushioned a nearly 13 percent decline in federal funding stemming largely from budget cuts known as sequestration.
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Bayer CropScience, University of Nebraska Extend Collaboration Through Soybean Agreement
PRNewswire
Building on the success of their collaboration in wheat breeding, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Bayer CropScience are working together again — this time to develop new soybean varieties. NUtech Ventures, the technology commercialization arm of the University, signed a nonexclusive license agreement with Bayer CropScience.
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A Reply to the New England Journal of Medicine
IPWatchdog
In its Aug. 29 edition, the New England Journal of Medicine saw fit to print two "perspective" pieces attacking the Bayh-Dole Act. The primary article by Dr. Howard Markel, titled "Patents, Profits and the American People — The Bayh-Dole Act of 1980," repeats previously refuted charges that patenting and licensing federally funded inventions harms the public interest. To give the author due "credit," Dr. Markel does invent some new allegations as well, which simply cannot go unanswered.
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Why MIT is No. 1 in University Rankings
The Independent
Long-term Ivy League rival Harvard may only lurk two miles down the road, but Massachusetts Institute of Technology is on top of the world rankings. That's a far cry from six years ago when it could only manage 10th place. But what propels it to the top of the list?
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Cornell's NYC Tech Campus a Positive for School
The Ithaca Journal via Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Cornell University's New York City Tech Campus isn't a sign of less focus on Ithaca, N.Y., but rather a push to foster more entrepreneurship in both locations, the head of the university's College of Engineering told an audience of Tompkins County business people.
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Scientists Build Silver Nanoparticles that Outshine Gold Ones
Los Angeles Times
Researchers at University of Toledo have discovered ultra-stable silver nanoparticles — more stable than gold nanoparticles — that can be used for myriad of different applications including biomedical applications. The university has filed patent applications on this technology.
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AUTM NEWS


New Bayh-Dole Talking Points
AUTM
The New England Journal of Medicine recently published "Patents, Profits, and the American People — The Bayh–Dole Act of 1980," an opinion piece by Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D., which criticized the Bayh-Dole Act and called for Congress to "recalibrate" the legislation.

You or your colleagues may receive inquiries about this piece, and we want to make sure you are armed with information you need to explain the benefits of the Bayh-Dole Act in lay terms. AUTM has recently updated our Bayh-Dole talking points, which you can download here. Please review these talking points with your colleagues and your federal relations officers.

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AUTM 2013 Western Region Meeting
AUTM
It isn't too late to register for the AUTM 2013 Western Region Meeting, scheduled for Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 in Portland, OR. 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 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 Dallas, TX.
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AUTM Small Tech Transfer Office Course
AUTM
The AUTM course, "Successful Practices in Small Technology Transfer Offices," is scheduled for Oct. 23 and 24 at the InterContinental Dallas in Dallas, TX. The course 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. Large offices struggling to work within an increasingly reduced budget also are welcomed.
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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 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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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, CA. 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 Awards and Scholarships
AUTM
AUTM is now accepting scholarship applications from students, scholars and new technology transfer professionals.
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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, CA. 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 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


Quebec: Trends in Tech Transfer
(Global University Venturing)

Manchester Technology Scoops Innovation Gong
(The University of Manchester)

Chief of Technology Licensing Moves On from Ohio State
(The Columbus Dispatch)

Collective IP Releases Portfolio Intelligence and Marketing Analytics Tools for
Technology Transfer Offices

(PRWeb)



 

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