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AUTM 2015 Annual Meeting: On-site Registration Still Available!
It's not too late! You can still register onsite for the AUTM 2015 Annual Meeting, professional development courses and optional events. On-site registration will begin Sunday, Feb. 22.

To expedite the registration process, download an on-site registration form (links below) and bring a completed copy to the AUTM Registration Desk, located in the Strand Foyer on the 2nd level of the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

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1st Look Inside Johns Hopkins' New East Baltimore Incubator
Baltimore Business Journal
A new, 30,000-square-foot business incubator planned for Johns Hopkins University's East Baltimore campus will more than double the university's capacity for startup companies and is a major step toward its goal of being a bigger player in technology commercialization.
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Penn Initiative Nabs $300K from National Science Foundation
Philadelphia Business Journal
The Penn Center for Innovation was recently awarded a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation. The $300,000 grant will go toward establishing an NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) site at the University of Pennsylvania. Working as a business accelerator, I-Corps will facilitate the process of commercializing technologies created by Penn students and faculty.
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University of Kansas Researchers Invited to Apply for Proof of Concept
The University of Kansas
University of Kansas researchers are invited to submit applications for the Proof of Concept Fund, which supports KU technologies that are near the commercialization stage and could become marketplace solutions in the near future. The Proof of Concept Fund is intended to advance the development of novel applied technologies that have near-term potential for licensing and commercialization within three years of funding. The fund is not designed to support basic research but rather to advance technologies that have already demonstrated commercial appeal and for which the university has already applied for intellectual property protection
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  NAI Conference March 19-20, 2015
Register now for the 4th Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors, Mar. 19-20 at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA. Conference features world class speakers including Nobel Laureate Steven Chu, special reception at California Science Center, and induction of the 2014 NAI Fellows.
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STC Takes Inventions to Market
Daily Lobo
NanoMR has developed a new technology, originally created at the University of Mexico, which allows for much faster diagnoses of blood infections. UNM will retain its license of the technology.
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NASA Partners with Business Students to Evaluate Technology Patents
The News Record
The NASA Ames Research Center has provided a rare opportunity for University of Cincinnati students to work with NASA patents in an effort to commercialize their technology. The partnership, which was coordinated by UC's Center for Entrepreneurship and Commercialization at the Carl H. Lindner College of Business, has allowed students to access 174 patents for different technology areas — including health care and engineering — designed by NASA scientists.
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AUTM Connect™ Now Available for 2015 Annual Meeting Attendees
The AUTM 2015 Annual Meeting online partnering tool, AUTM Connect™, sponsored by MacMillan Sobanski & Todd LLC and MDB Capital Group, is now available. AUTM Connect™ makes it easy for attendees to market technologies, effortlessly set up meetings and find nearby restaurants and cafés for offsite meetings.

Click here to download for iPhone, iPad, Android or any mobile web device.
  • Upload your profile photo
  • Tell attendees a little about yourself
  • Organize your schedule
Start networking today!

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  Lack of time or resource?
Are time or resource constraints preventing you from commercialising research reagents?

Ximbio can act as an extension of your team, arranging licensing deals with life science reagents companies and also offering manufacturing, storage and fulfilment facilities.

At AUTM 2015? Visit Ximbio at booth 209 or learn more.

AUTM/LES CLP Exam Review Course
Maximize your time at the AUTM Annual Meeting by attending the AUTM/LES CLP Exam Review Course on Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

This CLP Exam Review Course helps professionals prepare for the CLP exam. Taught by experienced CLP-certified professionals, the emphasis of the course is on the eight CLP domains, the practice exam questions and the participants' results. The one-day review also includes access to our Virtual Knowledge Community, providing another opportunity for participants to review the domains and to ask questions of the experts.

Of those who have taken this review course and the exam, 80 percent passed.

To learn more and to register, visit the LES website.

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  Startup Success

Eckman Basu LLP helps university/startups achieve value goals. With an extraordinary level of technical expertise, we understand your inventions and how to make them successful with patents and IP. --Our experience matters!

AUTM Webinars
AUTM webinars efficiently train one or multiple staff members.

April 23
Anatomy of a License Agreement
Explore strategies and tactics that can be used to promote cooperative negotiation and tactics commonly used in competitive negotiations.

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Testing Chemotherapy's Effectiveness Early in Treatment
During early stages of chemotherapy treatment, doctors can't predict whether a patient's tumor will die or survive. But at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, a serendipitous discovery may have changed that. The resulting test, licensed to Toronto, Canada-based Rna Diagnostics Inc., analyzes RNA to assess chemotherapy's effectiveness. It would allow doctors to identify patients who aren't benefiting from a specific chemotherapy regimen and switch those patients to another treatment — instead of continuing on a path that won't lead to improved health.

Read more about this technology and how it came to market at

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Purdue Women Make Mark as Innovators, Entrepreneurs
(Virtual-Strategy Magaziner)

UCF Up for $110 Million Photonics Grant
(Central Florida Future)


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