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Technology Transfer: Protecting the True Public Interest
BioPharm International    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
What would you think of a system that consumed billions of taxpayer dollars annually in life-science research, disdained the incentives of the patent system, never turned any invention it owned into a new drug, and discouraged private sector collaboration while stockpiling 28,000 patents that sat on the shelf? That was the reality of federally sponsored research in the United States 30 years ago. More

New Patent Rules: What You Need to Know
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If you hold patents or plan to, heads up: New rules have gone into effect that constitute the biggest shake-up of the U.S. patent system in decades and maybe ever, some say. On Sept. 16, the second of three waves of rules began under the America Invents Act of 2011, legislation that brings U.S. law more in line with how the rest of the world deals with patents. Here's what to expect. More

Commercializing Medical Research: Pitt Building a Bridge to the Investment Community
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
University of Pittsburgh biomedical engineer George Stetten, M.D., Ph.D. created a device that combines a small sonogram and a mirror to effectively give surgeons a real-time view through a patient's skin as they insert a needle. Using the device can mean the difference between finding the jugular vein, or making a mistake and hitting the carotid artery and causing a stroke. Yet, more than 10 years after Stetten invented the sonic flashlight, the device is still not commercially available. Why? The answer lies in historic cultural barriers between academia and the investment community. More

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Johns Hopkins Researchers Develop Revolutionary Prosthetic Limb    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) researchers are talking with entrepreneurs about commercializing a revolutionary prosthetic limb that can be operated by a person's thoughts. The limb uses different mechanisms for brain control, including a brain/computer interface for spinal cord patients and surface electrodes for amputees. More

Finding Balance: The Professor/Entrepreneur
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For academics that recognize that their discovery or innovation can be commercialized, the promise of entrepreneurial endeavors can be exhilarating and confounding at the same time. The key is in finding balance, so that scientists can excel in what they do best — research and discovery. More

University of California Sues Facebook for Patent Infringement
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The University of California is suing Facebook, alleging infringement on four patents that enable Internet browsers to host embedded interactive applications. Facebook, along with Wal-Mart and the Walt Disney Company, were sued in cooperation with Eolas Technologies Inc., a company that was founded to assist the University of California in commercializing fundamental Web technologies. More

University of Texas Scientists Patent Technology to Cope With Heat Buildup in Nuclear Fusion
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A team of University of Texas physicists has patented a technology that could solve a major drawback of nuclear power — radioactive waste. The innovation, which will not be tested for at least a couple more years, could lead to the efficient incineration of radioactive waste and a safer way to generate nuclear-powered electricity. 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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Tech Launch Arizona Teams with Arizona Furnace
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The University of Arizona and Tech Launch Arizona will partner with Arizona Furnace as a university research partner. The UA's Office of Technology Transfer, under the Tech Launch Arizona umbrella, will present selected technologies and intellectual property for licensing to entrepreneurs, with the intent that these technologies will form the basis for new high-potential startups. More

New Funding for Pioneering Bristol Breast Cancer Screening
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Bristol-based company, Micrima, has secured further investment of £1.5m to take its pioneering breast cancer detection technology to the next level. The business, a spin-out from the University of Bristol, secured the investment from existing and new angel investors and matching government-backed funds. More

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    Every two years, AUTM conducts a comprehensive survey of its members. The vitally important data collected are used by AUTM's Board of Directors and program committees to determine how AUTM can best meet its member's needs and those of the academic technology transfer profession.

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    Cutting-edge Startup Aims for Nano-close Shave
    (UC Davis)

    Voice Verification Technology Prevents Impersonators from Obtaining Voiceprints
    (Carnegie Mellon University)

    Human Embryonic Stem Cells Could Help to Treat Deafness
    (The University of Sheffield)

    Chicago Demotic Dictionary Refines Knowledge of Influential Language
    (University of Chicago)


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