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Jan. 5, 2012

Patent strategy: Discovering crucial patent examiner data
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The patent backlog has been well documented over the years. We don't need to rehash the reasons for the backlog, but everyone in the industry knows that it takes far too long for the overwhelming majority of patents applications to mature into issued patents. Sure, pharmaceutical companies, biotech startups and universities may want to delay issuance of a patent, or even delay USPTO consideration of an application, but how many clients of yours really want and even need a patent as quickly as possible? More

University of Dayton program leader in aerospace, energy research
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As it observes its 100th anniversary, the University of Dayton School of Engineering is maintaining its focus on being a national leader in the aerospace industry and energy research. The university's leadership in educating engineers and nurturing innovation over the past century has aided local job creation for years and contributed to millions of dollars in economic impact around the state. More

Invention could help oilseeds
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A University of North Dakota invention could benefit area farmers who grow oilseeds. It also could reduce U.S. dependence on fossil fuels. UND hopes to license the new technology for commercial use, with a plant utilizing the process eventually built in Grand Forks County, in which UND is located, says Michael Moore, UND associate vice president and principal commercialization officer. The invention produces industrial chemicals from a number of feedstocks, including oilseeds. Because the process can draw on many different feedstocks, a plant in Grand Forks County wouldn't necessarily use oilseeds, Moore says. More

University of Manchester team solves glycerol problem
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Two researchers at the University of Manchester have solved the problem of what to do with a global surplus of a by-product from the biodiesel manufacturing process. The university team has developed new uses for the material by using a bacteria to convert glycerol into succinic acid, which is used in a variety of products from medicines to food flavors. The research was funded by the university, which has now secured a patent on the process. More

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Startup Q-and-A: IP Street looks to bring clarity to patents
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In the tech world, 2011 might be remembered as the year of intellectual property. Numerous cases have shown how valuable patents can be, but one Spokane-based startup is looking to bring clarity to IP. IP Street aims to answer questions for inventors, executives, IP attorneys and anyone else interested in intellectual property. Cofounder Lewis Lee said IP Street wants to help answer questions such as, "Is my idea patentable?" "Who may want to buy my patents?" and "Is anyone infringing upon my patents?" More

Biotech startup puts new spin on regenerative medicine for nervous system repair
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An early-stage Midwest biotech startup with a unique approach to treating damaged nervous system tissue is looking for its first round of capital. Axonia Medical has raised $1 million of the $3 million it hopes to secure in a Series A financing that would carry the Kalamazoo, Michigan-based biotech through large-animal trials of its regenerative nervous system repair technology. The nervous system has a limited ability to repair itself after injury, and there is a lack of effective treatment options to restore function, especially in brain and spinal cord injuries, according to Axonia Co-founder, President and CEO Harry Ledebur. More

Become an RTTP
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Make plans now to become recognized as a Registered Technology Transfer Professional. You've heard about it, now it's time to take action and join the esteemed group of professionals already designated as RTTPs. All applicants must submit an application form and supporting documentation. The next deadline is Jan. 19. More

AUTM | Webinars
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To attend an upcoming webinar, click on the 'Register Now' link to be taken to the online registration form. Once the webinar has been recorded, you'll receive notification, and will able to access it here, under the 'Purchased Webinars' section. More

Yissum introduces a novel technology for manufacturing an anti-malaria drug in tobacco (Business Wire via MarketWatch)

Nikron Technologies collaborates with University of Wyoming enhanced oil recovery institute to tap into 1 billion barrels of potential oil (PRNewswire)

Patent issued for treatment of diabetes (Comtex via MarketWatch)

New method significantly reduces production costs of fuel cells (ScienceDaily)




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