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AUTM Community Mourns Passing of Howard Bremer
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AUTM mourns the passing of Howard Bremer, one of the most important, most influential, most generous and most beloved members of the technology transfer profession. Bremer passed away on Oct. 11 at the age of 90.

"While this news is heartbreaking, we should focus on Howard's stunning accomplishments during his 53-year career in technology transfer and the tremendous legacy with which he leaves us," AUTM President Sean Flanigan said. Flanigan's full statement on Bremer's legacy can be found here.
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The Passing of a Legend: Remembering Howard W. Bremer
IPWatchdog
A key contributor to the inception of the Bayh-Dole Act, Howard W. Bremer was not someone who went around picking fights. However, when he saw misleading attacks launched against Bayh-Dole, he would not sit idly by. The Bayh-Dole Act introduced the incentives of the patent system — and decentralized technology management — to take inventions from the laboratory into the marketplace where they now improve lives around the world.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Licensing Deal Marks Coming of Age for University of Washington, University of Alabama-Birmingham
The University of Washington via EurekAlert
Researchers, led by University of Washington (UW) physicist Jens Gundlach, have developed a nanopore sequencing technology that is capable of reading the sequence of a single DNA molecule. In this system, the DNA is pulled through a nanopore while an ion current through the pore electronically reads the DNA's sequence.

The nanopore is an engineered protein developed specifically for DNA sequencing by Gundlach's team in collaboration with Michael Niederweis, a microbiologist at the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB). This technology has led to a patent-licensing deal between UW and Illumina, Inc.

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Entrepreneurship Clinic Helps Students Innovate
The Michigan Daily
The University of Michigan is a hotbed for innovation. A cofounder of Google, the inventor of the iPod and the former CEO of Skype are all university alums. Plus, the university's Office of Tech Transfer said that a record number of inventions — 421 — were born at the university in the past fiscal year. So, in an effort to reach out to promising undergraduates, the university launched its Master of Entrepreneurship Joint Degree, sponsored by the College of Engineering, the Ross School of Business and the Office of Technology Transfer.
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A Look at University-Managed Funds
Global University Venturing
Technology transfer policies are always at the center of policy debate. As suggested by the European Commission in 2007, technology transfer schemes are reputed to be "the processes for capturing, collecting and sharing explicit and tacit knowledge, including skills and competence" and so constitute a fundamental engine for enhancing economic and social welfare. In the last decades, universities have significantly increased their interaction with entrepreneurs and corporations.
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Buffalo Technology Transfer Grant Supports Rehabilitation
Technologies for the Disabled

Campus Technology
The University at Buffalo, part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, has received a nearly $1 million grant to support its technology transfer efforts related specifically to technologies developed for individuals with disabilities. The grant, awarded at the end of September through the United States Department of Education's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, is designed to help the university transfer rehabilitation technologies developed with federal funding into "commercial and noncommercial products that will benefit individuals with disabilities."
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Study: Renewable Fuel Standard Needs to be Modified, Not Repealed
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Science Codex
Congress should minimally modify — and not, as petroleum-related interests have increasingly lobbied for, repeal — the Renewable Fuel Standard, the most comprehensive renewable energy policy in the U.S., according to a new paper from two University of Illinois researchers. In the study, Illinois law professor Jay P. Kesan and Timothy A. Slating, a regulatory associate with the Energy Biosciences Institute, argue that RFS mandates merely ought to be adjusted to reflect current and predicted biofuel commercialization realities.
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AUTM NEWS


AUTM TOOLS and Essentials Courses Allow Participants to Tailor Learning
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Oct. 23-25, InterContinental Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA

It isn't too late to register for the AUTM 2013 Technology Operations and Organization Licensing Skills Course (TOOLS) and the AUTM 2013 Essentials of Academic Technology Transfer Course taking place Oct. 23-25 at the InterContinental Dallas in Dallas, TX USA. Register onsite, or avoid registration lines by using the online registration option.

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.

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AUTM Small Tech Transfer Office Course
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Successful Practices in Small Technology Transfer Offices
Oct. 23-24, InterContinental Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA

It isn't too late to register for the Successful Practices in Small Technology Transfer Offices Course. Register onsite, or avoid registration lines by using the online registration option.

This 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 are welcomed, too!

Download the program. View the schedule.

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USF Launches Ground-Breaking Revenue Incentive Program
University of South Florida via The Sacramento Bee
The University of South Florida (USF) has announced a ground-breaking Revenue Incentive Patent Cost Sharing Program for their university inventors. The Revenue Incentive program, one of the first of its kind among U.S. universities, provides a way for USF innovators to invest in the future of the inventions resulting from their research.

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Grant Addresses Region's Transportation Infrastructure
University of Oklahoma via Phys.org
The University of Oklahoma will lead the Southern Plains Regional Transportation Center (SPRTC), a University Transportation Center funded by a $2.6 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Synthetic Spider Silk: Utah State Facility to Aid Commercialization
Global University Venturing
The Utah State University has opened a Bioproducts Scale-Up Facility at the center of its Innovation Campus to maximize the commercialization potential of synthetic spider silk.

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AUTM Membership Renewal
AUTM
It's time to reiterate your commitment to lifelong learning and confirm your affiliation with the world's premier academic technology transfer community by renewing your AUTM membership for 2014. If you're planning to attend the AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting, Feb. 19-22, in San Francisco, CA, your membership discount for this meeting alone will more than offset the cost of your membership. There are plenty of other membership features and benefits, too. Read about them here.

For more information, contact AUTM headquarters at info@autm.net or 1-847-559-0846.

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Register Now for AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting
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Feb. 19-22, 2014, San Francisco Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, CA, USA

It's time to register for the AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting, 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. Accommodations & travel information. Download the detailed meeting program.

Need to register by mail or fax? Download a registration form here.

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Annual Meeting Advertising Opportunities
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For pricing or to secure ad space, download an advertising application.

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

    USF Launches Revenue Incentive Program (University of South Florida via The Sacramento Bee)
Tech Transfer Office Hits All-Time Record at University of Michigan (The Michigan Daily)
Wyoming, Innovation Center of the Rockies Sign Commercialization Agreement (Boulder Daily Camera)
Universities Struggle to Make Patents Pay (Nature)

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AUTM Webinars
AUTM
AUTM has announced the following webinars:
    Oct. 30, 4-5:30 p.m. EDT (note the later time of the webinar)
    Open Innovation
    This informational workshop is for licensing staff working at universities, federal labs and within the industry.

    Nov. 7, Noon-1:30 p.m. EST
    Assignments, Declarations & POAs
    This webinar is designed for administrative and support staff, however; all audiences will benefit from hearing the latest information regarding this topic.

    Nov. 13, Noon-1:30 p.m. EST
    Taming the MTA Beast: Tips for Negotiating & Managing Material Transfer Agreements
    This online course is designed for technology transfer professionals and other university or nonprofit research institutional administrators who have MTA management responsibilities. All levels are welcome, and there will be something for everyone.

    Dec. 4, Noon-1:30 p.m. EST
    Royalties and Relationships – Keeping Current, Complete and Congenial
    This webinar is ideal for any licensor interested in improving management of licensee relationships related to financial reporting and collections.
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


Drive Capital Founders: Tech Advances, Cultural Shift Priming Midwest for VC Success
(Columbus Business First)

Tech Transfer Office Established at Harford Business Innovation Center
(The Dagger)

BioCrossroads Unveils New Venture Finalists
(Inside Indiana Business)



 

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