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Patent Producers Clustered in Only a Few Cities
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Patents, for all their flaws, are a widely-used proxy for innovation. And a new study from the Brookings Institution shows just how clustered patent-related innovation is in America. That cities are hot beds of creativity of all kinds is well known. But the Brookings study details just how concentrated an activity associated with scientific and technological innovation — patent filings — really is. People living in just 20 metro areas — home to 34 percent of the population — generate 63 percent of the nation's patents. More

Lyme Testing Kit Becomes Commercialization Success
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In November, a company founded by a student-faculty team at East Stroudsburg University launched its product, the Lyme-Aid Diagnostic Tick Testing Kit. It grew out of East Stroudsburg's Northeast Wildlife DNA Laboratory. And it happens to be the marketplace's first product that came from research at one of Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities. More

Technion, Alpha Szenszor Partner to Commercialize Lung Cancer Diagnostics    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Alpha Szenszor, a leading provider of carbon nanotube based sensors and the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology have announced a joint venture for the commercialization of advanced lung cancer diagnostics based on volatile organic compound detection from human breath. The two organizations plan to merge expertise to commercialize an economically viable, noninvasive, digital tool for the early diagnosis of lung cancer. More

ATCC Master Deposit Agreement

ATCC serves researchers by characterizing, preserving and distributing biomaterials to the research community. We invite you, our colleagues in the technology transfer and research communities, to partner with us through a master deposit agreement for worldwide distribution of your novel cell lines,bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa. AUTM Booth # 401

Want to be published?
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of the AUTM Newsbrief, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of AUTM, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Colby Horton to discuss logistics.

Bioenergy Developers Share Commercialization Tips
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Bringing your bio-based technology forward through the Valley of Death may require a bridge over troubled waters. Bioenergy commercialization is long, expensive and risky. Derisking the enterprise by making the process shorter, cheaper — and having access to people who've been there before, well, it's invaluable. Here are four qualities we picked up in conversations with bioenergy developers. More

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Publicly Funded OLED Project So-Light Successfully Concluded
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Eleven leading German OLED companies and research institutions announced the successful completion of the OLED — organic light emitting diode — related project, So-Light. The project was supported by the German Ministry of Education and Research over a 3 1/2 year period and addressed the complete value chain, from primary OLED materials through to OLED-lighting applications. Several of the promising innovations created within the project will now be brought to market by the participants. More

Record-breaking Numbers for Technology Transfer at CSU
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Nap time paid off for Sue James, Ph.D. Inspiration struck 20 years ago after the engineer had a dream that led to the idea of developing a hybrid of a natural material and synthetic polymer that would look like cartilage to the body and not be rejected like other artificial materials. James, now the department head of Mechanical Engineering at CSU and a professor in the school of biomedical engineering, began a line of research that led to the creation of a biologically enhanced, long-lasting knee implant. More

Duquesne Spinout May Know All About Us Based on How We Write Sentences
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Researchers at Juola & Associates say that by just looking at how a person uses language, they can figure out gender, personality type and even verify an identity. It's that last part that has the team working on a $300,000 subcontract with Drexel University on a Defense Advanced Research Project Agency project aimed at helping the Department of Defense beef up its computer security systems. More

Augmented Reality Gets Gesture Boost to Rival Google's Project Glass
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Epson has joined forces with a Columbia University spinout to push development of augmented reality glasses that utilize gesture control to rival Google's much-hyped Project Glass. Meta and Epson have made a developer kit and platform for augmented reality available which promises a host of applications for consumers and hopefully professional markets including R&D and visitor attraction. More

NAI Conference Feb. 21-22, 2013

Register now for the 2nd Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors, Feb. 21-22 in Tampa, Florida. Keynotes by USPTO Commissioner for Patents Margaret Focarino and National Medal of Technology & Innovation winner Robert Langer of MIT. Induction of the 100 NAI Charter Fellows. Register and read more

Last Chance to Register in Advance for AUTM 2013 Annual Meeting
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Today is the last day to register in advance for the AUTM Annual Meeting. Register now and avoid the in-person registration line and additional fees.

The hottest sessions by the most knowledgeable speakers
The AUTM Annual Meeting Program Committee spends a full year planning the annual meeting and carefully selects session topics from hundreds of submissions, including:

  • The latest information on the effects of the America Invents Act
  • More about SBIR-STTR reauthorization
  • How to maximize the value of the Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • Tips for commercializing apps

  • AUTM/Licensing Executives Society (LES) CLP Exam Review Course
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    The AUTM/LES CLP (Certified Licensing Professional) Exam Review Course will be offered in San Antonio on Feb. 27 in conjunction with the AUTM Annual Meeting.

    Designed for professionals involved in patenting, marketing, valuation, IP law, negotiation, and intellectual asset management, the CLP Exam Review Course focuses on the eight CLP domains, practice exam questions and participant results.

    Learn more and register.

    AUTM April Webinar
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    Introduction to Chinese Law & Patent Enforcement
    April 26, Noon-1:30 p.m. EDT
    Presented by: Michael Lin, Marks & Clerk Hong Kong
    This 90-minute session is an introduction to the Chinese legal system. Various options for Chinese patent enforcement such as the courts, customs, and administrative agencies are highlighted, plus challenges, risks, and limitations on damages and evidence collection.

  • Basis for Chinese law
  • Differences between Chinese and U.S. Legal Systems
  • Options available for patent enforcement in China
  • Risks of enforcing patents in China
  • Evidence collection and damages limitations in China

  • Register online.

    AUTM Eastern Region Meeting Call for Topics
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    The AUTM Eastern Region Planning Committee is seeking topics for the AUTM 2013 Eastern Region Meeting. The theme for the meeting is: Where Cells Meet Bytes – On the Boston Common Finding Common Ground Between Biology and Information Technology.

    Topics that are suited to this theme will be given special consideration, such as:

  • Social Media
  • University Licensing
  • IP Legal Issues
  • Smart Device Applications (Apps)

  • To submit a topic, complete an application and return it to AUTM by the Feb. 22 deadline. Questions? Contact Barbara Gunderson by email, or at AUTM headquarters at +1-847-559-0846

    AUTM Website Committee Seeks New Members
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    The Website Committee is responsible for ensuring AUTM's website is providing the functionality needed to accomplish the association's goals. This includes day-to-day collection of feedback, planning, and implementation of new content, features and systems to keep the site current and relevant.

    For more information about the AUTM Website Committee or to volunteer, click here or call +1-847-559-0846, ext. 294. You must be a member in good standing to volunteer.

    AUTM's Better World Report Seeks Technologies
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    Do you have a licensed technology that is helping make the world a better place? If so, AUTM wants to hear about it. The Better World Report — which celebrates real-world examples of how academic research benefits humankind — is seeking story ideas for 2013. Every month, two fresh stories are featured in a Web-based format.

    You can be a part of this exciting publication by submitting your story ideas. Download the application and submit it at any time. Story ideas are reviewed on a quarterly basis. The first deadline is Feb. 15. Questions? Contact Managing Editor Lisa Richter at

    Bioinspired Fibers Change Color When Stretched
    (Harvard University)

    Wrinkly Coating Can Shimmy Off Bacteria
    (Duke University)

    UConn Professor's Patented Technique Key to New Solar Power Technology
    (University of Connecticut)

    Tool Sprays Brain to Find Tumors Quickly
    (Purdue University)


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