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AUTM Connect™ Now Available for 2015 Annual
Meeting Attendees

The AUTM 2015 Annual Meeting online partnering tool, AUTM Connect™, sponsored by MacMillan Sobanski & Todd LLC and MDB Capital Group, is now available. AUTM Connect™ makes it easy for attendees to market technologies, effortlessly set up meetings and find nearby restaurants and cafés for offsite meetings.

Click here to download for iPhone, iPad, Android or any mobile web device.
  • Upload your profile photo
  • Tell attendees a little about yourself
  • Organize your schedule
Start networking today!
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New Universitywide Structure Revamps Cornell Tech Licensing Office
Cornell Chronicle
A new universitywide strategy and organizational framework to support technology transfer and commercialization of Cornell's intellectual property is being implemented, according to Robert A. Buhrman, senior vice provost for research and vice president for technology transfer, intellectual property and research policy.
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Pitt, Ex-NFL Quarterback Team Up, Develop New Local Company
The University of Pittsburgh has announced a new partnership with former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch, along with several partners, to launch a wellness, fitness, human-performance and rehabilitation-focused company. According to a press release, the Pittsburgh-based startup, called Impellia, will develop and commercialize Pitt-created technologies and other technologies from around the country.
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  NAI Conference March 19-20, 2015
Register now for the 4th Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors, Mar. 19-20 at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA. Conference features world class speakers including Nobel Laureate Steven Chu, special reception at California Science Center, and induction of the 2014 NAI Fellows.
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HSC Research Helps Biopharmaceutical Startup Battle Cancer
The University of New Mexico
The New Mexico Start-Up Factory has announced that it has launched ExoVita Biosciences, Inc., an early stage biopharmaceutical company that is developing treatments to enlist the body's own defenses in eliminating cancerous growths. The company is based on technology developed by Kristina Trujillo, Ph.D., a research assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.
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Study: Illinois Universities Are Driving the State's Entrepreneurial Growth
Chicago Inno
Universities are a unique breeding ground for rising entrepreneurs, able to accumulate all the scattered ingredients for building a thriving company through its own academic network—nurturing a winning idea, recruiting talent, finding mentorship, workspace and securing venture capital. According to the newest Illinois Innovation Index report, triple the number of startups are being generated from these university think tanks in Illinois as five years ago.
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  Ximbio exhibiting at AUTM 2015

Visit Ximbio at booth 209, or click here, to learn how you can benefit from:
  • Relationships with >80 life science reagents companies
  • Increased global visibility of life science tools
  • Help managing requests and fulfilling orders for reagents

    Changing the way research reagents are searched, sourced and shared.


    AUTM/LES CLP Exam Review Course
    Maximize your time at the AUTM Annual Meeting by attending the AUTM/LES CLP Exam Review Course on Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

    This CLP Exam Review Course helps professionals prepare for the CLP exam. Taught by experienced CLP-certified professionals, the emphasis of the course is on the eight CLP domains, the practice exam questions and the participants' results. The one-day review also includes access to our Virtual Knowledge Community, providing another opportunity for participants to review the domains and to ask questions of the experts.

    Of those who have taken this review course and the exam, 80 percent passed.

    To learn more and to register, visit the LES website.

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    AUTM 2015 Eastern Region Meeting: Call for Topics (Deadline is Jan. 30)
    The AUTM Eastern Region Planning Committee invites you to suggest topics for the AUTM 2015 Eastern Region Meeting, which will take place Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at the Raleigh Marriott City Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.

    To submit a topic, complete an application and return it to AUTM by Jan. 30. If you have any questions, contact Melinda Briggs at AUTM headquarters, or at 847-559-0846.

    Sponsorship opportunities
    A wide range of sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2015 Eastern Region Meeting. For details, contact Madh Carson by phone at +1-847-559-0846, ext. 286, or via email.

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      Startup Success

    Eckman Basu LLP helps university/startups achieve value goals. With an extraordinary level of technical expertise, we understand your inventions and how to make them successful with patents and IP. --Our experience matters!

    AUTM Webinars
    AUTM webinars efficiently train one or multiple staff members.

    Feb. 3
    An Insider's Guide to Effective Partnering at the AUTM 2015 Annual Meeting
    Join this free webinar and learn what to do before, during and after the AUTM 2015 Annual Meeting to make it a productive event for you and your colleagues.

    Feb. 5
    A How-to Guide on Working with Outside Counsel to File Patent Applications and Claims
    Learn how to authorize and file patent applications and claims, conduct prior art searches and helpful ways to research potential intellectual property issues.

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    Growing Grass Where the Sun Doesn't Shine
    Sometimes the grass really is greener on the other side. Just ask Bill Carraway, vice president of marketing at The Turfgrass Group, which markets and licenses TifGrand, a shade- and wear-tolerant cultivar developed by researchers at the University of Georgia.

    "Having a Bermudagrass that can tolerate shade is something those of us in the turf business have wanted our whole lives," he said. "A Bermudagrass that can tolerate shade is a phenomenon."

    Read more about this technology and how it came to market here.

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    Device will aid safer, more effective cataract surgery
    (University of Colorado Denver)

    Washington Rebrands Commercialization Office CoMotion, Sets Broader Mission

    North Carolina Creates New Position to Drive Economic Development Through Science
    (Triangle Business Journal)

    Promising Healthcare Research Gets Funding University City Science Center
    (Keystone Edge)

    UCLA Spinout Wins Humanitarian Designation from FDA for Monarch eTNS Device
    (Mass Device)


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