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How MIT Became the Most Important University in the World
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Last November, with great fanfare, Harvard celebrated the opening of its sparkling new $20 million Innovation Lab. A soaring 30,000 square-foot testament to contemporary architecture built right into the heart of the Harvard Business School, the I-Lab represents something profoundly new for the university: a full-throttle effort to transform itself into a leader in the increasingly important world of tech entrepreneurship. More

Start-up Biz with University Ties Plans Record Social Media Launch
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A start-up company headed by a Mississippi State alumnus is hoping to make social media history as it launches a new site called YeHive. The concept for YeHive is a blend of features from other social media platforms with some distinct characteristics that set it apart. The platform is centered around events — anything from a music festival or a football game with large crowds to something as simple and small as a birthday party. More

Life Sciences Firms Set for UB Incubator
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Three fledgling life sciences companies are moving into a new University at Buffalo business incubator on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The companies are taking space in UB's Clinical and Translational Research Center, which opened this summer with the goal of speeding up the process of turning research into marketable drugs. More

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Northwestern University Leads Nation in Tech Transfer Revenue
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Northwestern University leads all colleges nationwide in revenue from inventions since 2008. Fueled by royalties from Lyrica, a blockbuster anti-seizure drug developed by a chemistry professor, Northwestern's gross intellectual property revenue rocketed past such research bastions as Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University. More

Parker Signs Licensing Agreement with Vanderbilt for Exoskeleton Technology Commercial Launch in 2014
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Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, announced that it has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Vanderbilt University for its exoskeleton technology, which allows individuals with severe spinal cord injury to walk and enhances rehabilitation for people who have suffered a stroke. The agreement gives Parker exclusive rights to develop, manufacture and sell the device. More

Charter Fellows: Call for Nominations
Nominate your distinguished faculty inventors as Charter Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. NAI Fellow status is intended for outstanding faculty, at the level of National Medal winners, members of National Academies, etc. The Fellows Selection Committee includes a Nobel Laureate, two National Medal recipients, senior officials from the USPTO, AAAS, AUTM…
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Jupiter Fuels Licenses Louisiana Tech Technology, Establishes Development Office
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Recognizing a national need to eliminate U.S. dependency on foreign oil and reverse large trade deficits driven by oil imports, Jupiter Fuels — a privately owned startup development company focused on proving the economics of breakthrough natural gas-to-liquid fuel conversion technology — is capitalizing on nanotechnology energy research taking place at Louisiana Tech University. More

Fake Eyes Will Be Thwarted by Researcher's New Scanning Technology
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A researcher at Texas State University in San Marcos has developed an improved method for ocular biometrics, or eye scanning, that can't be fooled by "fake eyes." South Texas Technology Management (STTM), the regional University of Texas System technology transfer office has filed a patent application for the technology and is helping to market it on behalf of Texas State University. More

Register Now for AUTM's 2013 Annual Meeting - Save $75
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Register for the AUTM 2013 Annual Meeting by Jan. 9 and save $75. Need to register by mail or fax? Download an application here.

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  • AUTM Membership Renewal
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    Confirm your commitment to lifelong learning and affiliation with the world's premier academic technology transfer community by renewing your AUTM membership for 2013.

    Did you know?
    If you're planning to attend the AUTM 2013 Annual Meeting, Feb. 27 - March 2, in San Antonio, TX, your membership discount for this meeting alone will more than offset the cost of your membership. There are plenty of other membership benefits too, including AUTM's 2013 Membership Appreciation Program. Read about them here.

    For more information and to renew, visit AUTM online or contact AUTM headquarters at or 1.847.559.0846.

    AUTM 2012 Leadership Forum
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    This is your chance to connect with other university leaders and your industry colleagues to discuss taking leadership roles in accelerating commercialization. The AUTM Western Region Meeting follows immediately after this event. Attend both conferences to maximize networking opportunities. Onsite registration is available for both events. Nov. 13-14, The Meritage Resort and Spa, Napa, Calif., U.S.

    Join AUTM in Napa for the 2012 Western Region Meeting
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    Join other AUTM Western Region members for an exciting program of educational and networking events designed to provide insights for experienced and new technology transfer professionals. This event immediately follows the AUTM Leadership Forum held Nov. 13-14 in the same location. Learn more. Nov. 15-16, The Meritage Resort and Spa, Napa, Calif., U.S.

    Stay Current and Connected to the Technology Transfer Industry
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    AUTM professional development webinars provide year-round education on trending technology transfer issues.

    November 2012 AUTM Webinar:
    Strategies to Get Licensees to Pay

    Nov. 6, Noon - 1:30 p.m. EDT
    Presented by: Sidney P. Rattner, McGladrey & Pullen LLP
    Tim Honaker, University of Chicago, Office of Technology & Intellectual Property

    Register online here.

    Call for 2013 AUTM Volunteer Award Nominations
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    AUTM is soliciting nominations for its Volunteer of the Year and Volunteer Service Awards. Bestowed annually, volunteer awards recognize significant contributions in shaping AUTM and advancing academic technology transfer globally. Just complete a nomination form and email it to Aaron Adair at AUTM by Nov. 15, 2012.

    Research Helps Identify Non-Hormonal Drug Found to Reduce Hot Flashes
    (University of Virginia)

    Rice, MIT research could help maximize strength of body armor for soldiers, aerospace materials
    (Rice University)

    New finding could pave way to faster, smaller electronics
    (University of California, Davis)


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