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President Obama Calls Out Patent Trolls Who 'Hijack' People's Ideas
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At a Google+ fireside "hangout" on Valentine's Day, President Barack Obama tackled an issue that's of interest to tech startups: patent trolls. An entrepreneur told Obama she had friends who were interested in starting new tech companies but feared being targeted by software patent trolls. Obama had strong words about patent trolls, a derogatory term for companies that make most of their money from patents they own — either by licensing them or filing patent litigation. More

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Universities Urge Supreme Court to Affirm in Bowman v. Monsanto
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A group of universities, entities affiliated with universities, higher education associations, and entities involved in university technology management, in an amici brief filed in Bowman v. Monsanto, argue that reversal of the decision that petitioner Vernon Bowman infringed Monsanto's patents on glyphosphate-resistant soybeans "would weaken patent rights for artificial, progenitive technologies and upset the flourishing innovation system created by U.S. patent law through the Bayh-Dole Act and technology transfer organizations." More

Avoiding Undue Diligence: One Man's Strange Approach to Angel Investing    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In a few weeks, Dharmesh Shah is going to write a $25,000 check to invest in a company that currently does not exist. There is no company. There's no team. And he has no idea what the company will do or hopes to do. He's investing almost completely blind. To understand why he would do something so crazy, let him first catch you up a bit on his angel investment history and "strategy" — and he uses the word strategy very loosely. More

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How a Radiator Retrofit That Could Save the US Billions Went From Bedroom to Boardroom
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In 2011, Marshall Cox, then a Ph.D. student in electrical engineering at Columbia University, developed a radiator retrofit that can regulate the temperature in steam-heated buildings. Now Cox's freshly formed startup Radiator Labs is developing the retrofit for commercial use. The Thermostatic Radiator Enclosure is scheduled to hit the market before next winter. How Cox turned a home-improvement hack into a commercial contender can be credited in large part to his own entrepreneurial determination — though help from Columbia's technology transfer process didn't hurt, either. More

Why Libraries Should Be the Next Great Startup Incubators
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This old idea of the public library as co-working space now offers a modern answer — one among many — for how these aging institutions could become more relevant two millennia after the original Alexandria library burned to the ground. Would-be entrepreneurs everywhere are looking for business know-how and physical space to incubate their startups. More

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Rebuilding New York's Economy: Universities Lead Transition to New Upstate Economies
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Nanotechnology, biomedical science, analytics and renewable energy development have pushed aside manufacturing and agriculture as burgeoning industries in New York, particularly upstate. As the state continues to struggle with population losses and its unemployment rate, which is higher than the national average, colleges are emerging as economic drivers. More

At St. Thomas, the Hottest Tech Incubator You've Never Heard Of
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Tucked into downtown Minneapolis, a unique entrepreneurship resource seems hidden in plain sight. On the third floor of the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas, a collection of desks and conference areas might seem like just another busy student space, but it's actually home to a distinctive incubator program that's currently helping eight new companies find their footing. More

Moon Mining a Step Closer With New Lunar Soil Simulant
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Australian researchers have developed a substance that looks and behaves like soil from the moon's surface and can be mixed with polymers to create "lunar concrete," a finding that may help advance plans to construct safe landing pads and mines on the moon. More

AUTM 2013 Annual Meeting
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If you haven't yet registered for the AUTM 2013 Annual Meeting don't despair! You can still register in person. Not able to attend? Well you don't have to miss out on all the action! Purchase the AUTM 2013 Annual Meeting Educational Session Recordings for only $520. This value package delivers more than 75 hours of multimedia training materials to your office. That's less than $2 an hour.

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    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

    AUTM Hosts Industry/Academia Partnering Forum and Networking Reception
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    AUTM will host its Industry/Academia Partnering Forum at its 2013 Annual Meeting. Industry representatives from many premiere companies will provide attendees an overview of their businesses, discuss how to work with them and detail technologies of interest. Confirmed companies include:

  • Athena Diagnostics Inc.
  • Cook Medical Inc.
  • Dow AgroSciences LLC
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • FMC Agricultural Products
  • Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Reata Pharmaceuticals
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Syngenta Biotechnology Inc.

  • AUTM Webinars
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    AUTM professional development webinars provide year-round education and enable participants to learn and stay current on trending technology transfer issues from the comfort and convenience of their desks. AUTM webinars efficiently train one or multiple staff members for one low price.

    Upcoming Webinars:
    March 13, Noon-1:30 p.m. EDT
    Export Control Basics for Administrative and Support Staff

    April 26, Noon-1:30 p.m. EDT
    Introduction to Chinese Law and Patent Enforcement

    June 6, Noon-1:30 p.m. EDT
    U.S. Patent Application Process — From Start to Finish

    June 18, Noon-1:30 p.m. EDT
    Small Technology Transfer Offices: Making a Little Go a Long Way

    Aug. 21, Noon-1:30 p.m. EDT
    Negotiation of License Agreements

    New AUTM Professional Development Opportunities
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    Watch your inbox and in the coming months for information on two new professional development opportunities: AUTM University and Successful Practices in Small Technology Transfer Offices Workshop. Details to follow!

    Stanford Researchers Develop Tool for Reading the Minds of Mice
    (Stanford University)

    Scientists Create Automated 'Time Machine' to Reconstruct Ancient Languages
    (UC Berkeley)

    IU Receives Patent for Informatics Professor's Work Predicting Economic Activity Through Twitter
    (Indiana University)


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