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University of Connecticut bets on tech transfer
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Nearly 15 years after state taxpayers began investing billions of dollars to reinvigorate the University of Connecticut, school and Connecticut state officials say they have the infrastructure and intellectual capacity in place to become a major player in the technology transfer scene. And the school and state are moving aggressively to convince outside investors to get on board. The end goal is for the school to commercialize more of its research — that is take ideas out of the lab and turn them into marketable products, services or therapeutic treatments. That, in turn, will generate a return to state taxpayers, create jobs, and establish a down payment on future research. More

5 problems to avoid with intellectual property
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At some point, every business owner deals in intellectual property — by selling licensed products or just writing copy for websites, for example. And, at some point, those intellectual property issues can get tricky. You can avoid many problems by deploying a strategy for handling concerns and by retaining an expert in intellectual property law. Here are some general areas to mull to make sure you're covered. More

Singapore young innovators get incubation help
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Situated in the heart of Singapore, tertiary institution Singapore Management University has carved out a space for startups to generate ideas and work on innovation, most of them tech-related. The incubation space is now occupied by 13 startups, of which three are not Singapore Management University related. The university's Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship says it "welcomes everyone, not just the Singapore Management University community to use the incubation space." One startup that has benefited from the university's Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship incubation program is Found. It recently produced a mobile application that allows friends to arrange gatherings with less hassle. The app is now available for the iPhone and iPod touch. More

Federal judge sides with Ohio State University in trademark case
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A federal judge has told a Wisconsin company to take down a website at the center of a trademark dispute with Ohio State University. Ohio State had accused GDS Marketing Inc. of trying to produce electronic versions of gameday programs, along with printed versions for distribution in Columbus. U.S. District Judge Gregory Frost granted a temporary restraining order requiring the company to stop publication and from registering, selling or assigning any domain name that contains Ohio State trademarks. More

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University of Minnesota professor central in trade-secret lawsuit
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When a Utah-based maker of health supplements couldn't get ahold of the research it wanted for new products, it went straight to the source. That source is Arnold Leonard, a world-renowned physician and an expert in genetic engineering for cancer research who made his name at the University of Minnesota. But there's a complication with the deal between Rain Nutrition, the Utah company, and Leonard. Another company, Botanic Oil Innovations Inc. of Spooner, Wis., claims the research is its intellectual property and is suing in federal court for more than $10 million in damages. And the dispute playing out in federal court isn't made simpler by the fact that Leonard, 79, has been a part of Botanic's management team since 2003. He was instrumental in developing the formulas for Botanic's antioxidant supplements. More

Don't swallow these innovation nostrums
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Canada has basked in the global spotlight this year, with a golden Olympics, two international summits and continued evidence that our economy is outperforming other G8 countries. Yet, for more than a decade, one report after another has identified innovation gaps in Canada and offered warnings about our lagging productivity and future prosperity. This mixed picture reinforces our skepticism about some of the quick fixes on offer to close the innovation gap and transform our economy. More

Universities lead the way in developing United Kingdom startup firms
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Look no further than Britain's universities for business success stories at a time when the wider commercial world is reeling from recession. It was announced that Edinburgh University's research and innovation unit had created 40 new firms over the last year, up 40 percent on the previous 12 months. More

University Brunei Darussalam embarks on project to safeguard intellectual property    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Bandar Seri Begawan — Aimed at fostering stronger ideas and creations among many throughout the nation, University Brunei Darussalam will be embarking on a new project that will encompass the importance of safeguarding authenticity as well as intellectual property. In a press release issued by the university, it said that "creativity and innovation thrive best when there is strong protection of intellectual property" thus the move in the establishment of the Innovation and Enterprise Office, which is currently in the process. The Innovation and Enterprise Office, relevant to the local business development strategy for 2007-2017, is expected to become a one-stop agency for information and processing of intellectual property rights and the gateway through which companies, research organizations and government agencies can benefit from in terms of knowledge, expertise and technologies that can be found at the university. More

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