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Commentary: It's Not Paranoia — They Really Are After You
Joe Allen, a 30-year veteran of national efforts to foster public/private sector commercialization partnerships and author of numerous articles on technology management for national publications, gave remarks to the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) at their annual meeting in San Francisco.
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UI Labs Wins $70 Million Grant for Manufacturing Institute
The News-Gazette
UI Labs, a nonprofit research and development organization led by the University of Illinois, has landed a major federal grant that promises to spur innovation and rebuild manufacturing in the Midwest. (Subscription required)
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Penn State to Auction Intellectual Property Licenses
The Pennsylvania State University
Penn State plans to auction some good ideas. From March 31 through April 11, the university will conduct what is expected to be the first of many auction-style events to license intellectual property in a variety of categories. Winning bidders in this first auction will obtain licensing rights to patents derived from faculty research in the College of Engineering.
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“Monetization of University Patents”

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Technology Team Shoots for Cornell Prize
The Daily Cougar
A basketball player walks up to the free throw line. He dribbles and shoots — and misses. Normal enough, but many athletes are unable to pinpoint exactly why they missed what could be a critical shot. Synergetech, a five-person team of computer science technology seniors, is working on a device that will be able to not only show athletes why they aren't making free throws, but teach them how to improve.
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Body Labs, Brown University, Max Planck Society Announce
License Agreement

Body Labs, Inc., a company based in New York City, has developed the world's most advanced technology for creating 3-D digital avatars in a fully automated way. The technology, based on nearly a decade of research from Brown University and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, makes it possible to easily create highly accurate and realistic avatars that can mimic the entire range of human motion.
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Startup Launches Campaign to Commercialize Breakthrough Sustainable Water Softener
Akwamag Inc., a startup that aims to disrupt the water softener market, has launched a fundraising campaign to get its innovative and money-saving residential product to market.
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CANARIE, AURP Canada Partner to Support Rapid
Commercialization of Research

MarketWired via SYS-CON Media
CANARIE, a vital component of Canada's digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, and the Association of University Research Parks Canada, a national association representing 26 research and technology parks across Canada, have announced a partnership to exploit ICT technologies in an effort to enhance collaboration between industry and academia and to encourage innovation and economic development across Canada.
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Inventors and Entrepreneurs Honored at Buffalo Reception
University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo held its annual Inventors and Entrepreneurs Reception on March 3, honoring UB researchers and partner companies developing technologies for improving fields from health care to alternative energy.
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  NAI Conference March 6-7, 2014

Register now for the 3rd Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors, Mar. 6-7 at USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria, VA. Conference features world class speakers, “Night at the Museum” event in Flag Hall at the Smithsonian, and the induction of the 2013 NAI Fellows. Register and read more

Arno Therapeutics Granted Exclusive License for Oncology Diagnostic Technique by Minnesota
Globe Newswire
Arno Therapeutics Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of oncology therapeutics, has announced that it has signed an exclusive, worldwide license agreement with the University of Minnesota for technology related to a gene expression signature derived from archived breast cancer tissue samples.
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Academic Planning App for Tracking Student Progress Now Called 'Guidmii'
University of South Florida
Lighthouse Guidance Systems, Inc. has changed the name of its educational software LGS Connect to Guidmii (pronounced guide-me). The Florida-based education technology company is rebranding and recently launched its new website.
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Jane Muir Appointed 2014 AUTM President
Jane Muir, RTTP, was installed as AUTM's 2014 President at last month’s annual meeting in San Francisco. During her remarks, she announced a number of new initiatives for the coming year to help proactively brand AUTM and the technology transfer profession as major contributors in the transfer of research discoveries into products that are making the world a better place.

Among the initiatives are:
  • The new About Technology Transfer video concisely and effectively describes technology transfer and how it benefits us all. The video is an ideal tool for conveying the technology transfer story to stakeholders and constituents. It can be viewed and downloaded from
  • The Put a Face On It video project spotlights the real-world connection between our members' work and its ability to transform people’s lives. The videos can be used as marketing tools and leveraged for use in presentations to bring a greater understanding of technology transfer. View the videos at

    Press release

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    2014 Annual Meeting Recordings Now Available
    This year, all annual meeting attendees received free access to recordings of annual meeting education tracks and workshops via the AUTM Live Learning Center. The annual meeting sessions were captured as true multimedia recreations with synchronized slides, handouts and are viewable online or as downloads in MP4 format for easy listening.

    Experience AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting workshops and educational tracks by visiting the Live Learning Center today!

    If you did not attend the meeting, but wish to purchase recordings, please click here.

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    AUTM Releases STATT Update
    A new update of the Statistics Access for Tech Transfer (STATT) interactive database has been released by AUTM. STATT provides a searchable compilation of U.S. and Canadian licensing survey data from 1991 through 2012, and now includes European data as well.

    Version 3.51 improvements include:
  • State and province data now yields more accurate search results
  • Better column labels for spreadsheet exports
  • Table of Canadian/U.S. dollar exchange rates
  • User interface improvements

  • More information about STATT

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    AUTM Licensing Activity Survey: FY2013 Open for Data Collection
    The AUTM Licensing Activity Survey: FY2013 is now open for data collection. The survey will be collecting data through mid-April.

    The survey includes several new and interesting supplementary questions for 2013. Perhaps the most interesting involves listing your most important licensed products, processes or services; those that have had the greatest impact on society.

    Contact to participate.

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    AUTM Asia 2014: Registration Deadline March 10
    The registration deadline for AUTM Asia 2014 (April 9-11, Grand Hyatt Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan) is March 10. This meeting brings academic research institutions, industry, technology transfer professionals and entrepreneurs together to examine the latest issues related to commercializing technology. RTTP and CLE opportunities! Learn more.

    Visit the AUTM Asia 2014 website. Register now. View the program.

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    AUTM 2014 Software Course℠
    This course is designed specifically for university licensing professionals who work with software and other information assets. The course will provide a survey of basic principles, as well as a study of best practices, emerging models and actual cases, that will benefit both newcomers and experienced practitioners. Participants will leave with the tools to handle basic to complex software asset management and licensing situations.

    May 15-16, 2014
    Hutton Hotel
    Nashville, TN USA

    Registration Information. Hotel and Travel Information. Schedule at a Glance.

    Download Final Course Program.

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    Universities Detail Manufacturing Hub Involvement
    Inside Indiana Business
    The University of Notre Dame and Purdue University are releasing details of their involvement with new advanced manufacturing institutes in Chicago and Detroit.

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    Wichita State Attempting to Attract Technology Companies
    The Associated Press via
    The Telegraph

    Officials at Wichita State University are negotiating with multiple technology companies to create an innovation campus with a goal of bringing new technology jobs to Kansas.

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    Cornell Rethinks How Universities Invest Software Startups
    Inside Higher Ed
    In an attempt to make it easier for researchers to commercialize their work, officials at Cornell University's New York City campus are reconsidering how they make money off intellectual property.

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    AUTM Partnering Forum: Medical Imaging Technology
    April 23-24, 2014
    Hosted by Case Western Reserve University
    Global Center for Health Innovation
    Cleveland, OH USA

    This new business development meeting will be a unique opportunity to network with industry partners and take an in-depth look at the medical imaging technology sector.

    Registration Information. Schedule at a Glance.

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    March 26
    Royalty Monetization: Primer, Current Trends and Best Practice
    Royalty monetization is a "hot topic" in the technology transfer industry. Hybrid approaches abound, and the landscape is definitely changing. Join us to find out how this topic can affect you, your university, and your inventors.

    AUTM also offers on-demand webinars and other professional development sessions. View the complete list.

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    Better World Project Featured Stories
    The Better World Project features inspiring stories about university technologies that make the world a better place. Check out the new Featured Story from St. Jude Children’s Hospital: Assay Pinpoints Natural Killer Cells To Improve Transplant Outcomes. Take a minute to enter a technology from your institution for a chance to be one of the featured stories.

    This video from editor Laura Savatski explains how. Or, create a customized report of the stories from your institution that may be already in the database. For more information about the Better World Project, click here.

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    Minnesota Professor Honored for Excellence in Semiconductor Research

    Bacteria & Batteries: 5 Hot Energy Tech Trends

    Alzheimer's Drug Pioneer to be Awarded Israel Prize for Medicine
    (The Medical News)

    The Next Generation of Biodiesel Coproduct Research
    (Biodiesel Magazine)


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