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University technology transfer: Technology doesn't create company
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In a recent article, two technology transfer models were visited; how technology transfer deals were done in the past; reported why startup companies are a powerful launching vehicle for new discoveries; and inspected some of the newer ways forward-thinking technology transfer managers are using to construct creative deals. According to Garold Breit, executive director at the University of Manitoba Technology Transfer Office, university technology transfer managers are now taking dilution prevention into account. More

Creativity, innovation to become cornerstone for
Oklahoma State University

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As part of a comprehensive plan to make Oklahoma State University a national leader in creativity and innovation, an Institute for Creativity and Innovation will be launched in the Wes Watkins Center. The Institute for Creativity and Innovation is an extension of the Oklahoma State University Creativity Initiative and creates a structured environment to create opportunities and provide support for students, faculty and staff to put creative and innovative ideas into action. "Oklahoma State University has the chance to be the leader in developing the next generation of world-changing faculty, staff and students — the Institute for Creativity and Innovation is here to provide support and resources to achieve that goal," said Melanie Page, the institute's director. More

Ion probe can sniff out molecular secrets of nearly everything
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The University of Alberta in Canada celebrated the opening of a new $14 million lab by showing off a machine that can analyze everything from the growth rings of a diamond, to the age of a rock or the eating habits of a polar bear. "This really takes us into a whole new league of what we can do," said Thomas Stachel, research chair in diamonds. The Cameca IMS-1280 or ion probe weighs 10 tons and sits in the basement of the new Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science. A factory in France builds one a year. This is number 14, and it is the only one in Canada of its generation. Stachel hopes it will help scientists understand how diamonds grow, so industry can better predict where they might be found. More

Trademark, copyright are different
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You have some intellectual property that you want to register but you don't know whether to register it as a trademark or a copyright. Although they are somewhat similar, there are a few key differences that can help you separate the two. The particular protection offered by registration is the most important distinction between the two types of intellectual property. More

Scientists shun medicines project amid funding row    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
University researchers have criticized the €2 billion public-private Innovative Medicines Initiative claiming their participation is at risk unless major changes are made to financial and intellectual property arrangements. The League of European Research Universities — a group representing some of the biggest names in academia — has written a stinging letter to the board of the Innovative Medicines Initiative highlighting "deficiencies" in the program, which academics claim have hurt the international credibility of the initiative. The researchers say the academic community has not participated fully because universities risk incurring a loss by signing on to the venture, and the group paints a picture of chaos and distrust over intellectual property as well as how projects are managed. More

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PrivaTran Inc. and Rice University report chip research breakthrough
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Researchers at Rice University in Houston unveiled a new laboratory discovery that might one day become a new method for making ultra-dense computer memory chips. If the semiconductor industry commercializes the technology, Rice University and PrivaTran Inc., a small Austin technology company that has partnered with Rice University, could reap financial benefits. A research team from the lab of Rice professor James Tour demonstrated a new way to create tiny memory cells called nanocrystal wires that are far smaller than the elements currently used inside memory chips and that can be packed in three-dimensional arrays. More

TPP Global Development Ltd. enters into an agreement with the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom
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TPP and the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, will focus on commercialization opportunities in the areas of nervous system disorders, immunology/inflammation and oncology. Initially the agreement will run for five years, after which it may be extended. Thomas Brown, TPP's CEO commented, "We are delighted to have entered into this agreement with the University of Edinburgh. They rank amongst the global elite in terms of academic excellence and ability to originate novel IP."

Startup offers 'variability' modeling service
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Gold Standard Simulations Ltd., a spin-off from the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom, has been set up to help chip designers model how circuits made from variable and unreliable nanoscale transistors will perform. Manufacturing-variability and atomic-scale variability are known to be issues as the minimum dimensions of circuits head below 20 nanometres and creating design rules for the worst case is no longer appropriate. Trying to avoid variability means that the number of design rules explodes exponentially and guard-bands effectively put a stop to miniaturization. However, variations in structure can result in variable and unreliable performance — affecting circuit performance and yield. More

Trigeminal nerve stimulation electrical stimulation helps depression
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In an effort to bring trigeminal nerve stimulation out of the laboratory and into patient care, University of California, Los Angeles's Office of Intellectual Property recently achieved an exclusive worldwide license for the trigeminal nerve stimulation with NeuroSigma, a Los Angeles-based neuromodulation company formed in 2008 to commercialize promising technologies created at research institutions and leading universities. More

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