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Nov. 17, 2011
 
 
 


Let the experiment begin: Impact of ECJ stem cell ruling on synthetic blood development
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In the aftermath of the European Court of Justice's decision that patent claims encompassing human embryonic stem cells were patent-ineligible in Europe on public order and morality grounds, some commentators argued that the decision had a "silver lining": hESC development unhampered by stem cell patents. This view was challenged at the time, by several comments on an e-posting of the argument in a Nature News article, and with regard to efforts to produce synthetic blood in the U.K. More

WIPO: IP policy moves to forefront of global innovation
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The World Intellectual Property Organization has released its first report in what is expected to be a series of publications seeking to explain, clarify and contribute to policy relating to intellectual property. In its debut report, WIPO presented figures that show a growing global demand for patents, a soaring increase in licensing and royalty fees revenues, and an increase in low and middle-income economies' share of global spending on research and development. More

Battery redesign could make phones charge in 15 minutes, last for a week
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A team of engineers from Northwestern University have redesigned the lithium-ion battery — the chunky energy cell found in the majority of modern gadgets — so that it can charge ten times faster than current batteries, and last ten times longer. Chemical engineer and lead author of the research Harold Kung claims that his battery could charge your phone in just 15 minutes and go on to last for a week. "Even after 150 charges," he says, "the battery is still five times more effective than lithium-ion batteries on the market today." Lithium-ion batteries are used in everything from your Android to your Nintendo 3DS and your iPad. They work by blasting lithium ions from one end of the battery to the other, passing through an electrolyte to transfer electrical charge. More

Preterm birth predictor inching closer to marketability
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A women's health care company has just completed a new round of funding to support commercialization of a blood test that could identify which pregnant women are at high risk of delivering their babies too soon. Utah-based Sera Prognostics Inc. said that it had closed a $19.3 million financing round to develop the test, which is based on a research collaboration between BYU and the University of Utah. More

Irish professor patents nonstick, biodegradable gum
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Custodians everywhere, rejoice. One professor's formula might help clean up the streets, public spaces and classrooms — and stop that "seven years in the gut" urban legend. Food and nutritional science professor Elke Arendt at Ireland's University College Cork recently patented her groundbreaking formula for nonsticky biodegradable chewing gum. Now that the patent is ready for commercialization, clean-up crews and local authorities are expected to support the less-sticky (and environmentally friendlier) version of the often-cemented candy on sidewalks and park benches. More

Patent application for innovative film — possible Indium Tin Oxide replacement
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Jude Iroh, professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Cincinnati holds several patents dating to his days as a graduate student. Another may soon be on the way. On Nov. 5, Iroh filed a provisional patent application with the U.S. Patent Office for a polymer-based film with remarkable properties. The film is highly transparent and electrically conductive. It has potential uses in energy, including applications in solar and fuel cell technology. It is economical, easily processed, durable, flexible and heat resistant. More



AUTM Annual Meeting — Schedule now available
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Are you new to the AUTM Annual Meeting? Attend the Freshman Orientation and Networking Event on Wednesday, March 14. This event is designed to help you maximize your experience at the AUTM Annual Meeting. #AUTM2012 More

AUTM Venture Forum
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Friday, March 16
2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The AUTM 2012 Venture Forum will provide AUTM attendees the opportunity to hear from and interact with some of the top institutional and corporate venture investors in the country. The Venture Forum will consist principally of two events: the business plan competition and a venture capital panel discussion.
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AUTM | member benefits
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AUTM would like to express our appreciation to organizations that encourage their technology transfer professionals to join AUTM and receive the many benefits of membership. Read about how your organization can benefit from the AUTM Membership Appreciation Program. More

The Supreme Court did not alter who owns federally funded inventions in Stanford v. Roche
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BNA's Life Sciences Law & Industry Report published an interesting article, The Supreme Court Did Not Alter Who Owns Federally Funded Inventions in Stanford v. Roche. Read about how Bayh-Dole continues to work as intended — and why we are all better off for it. More




Hormone that controls iron levels may be target for atherosclerosis treatment (EurekAlert)

World Surveillance Group executes agreement with Oklahoma State University — University Multispectral Laboratories (Comtex via MarketWatch)

Novel Nanocrystals with advanced optical properties developed for use as luminescent biomarkers (ScienceDaily)

High-protein rice that fights drowsiness, global warming (DNA)


 


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