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2014 Global IP Summit on Nov. 18
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global Intellectual Property Center will host the 2014 Global IP Summit, set for Nov. 18 in Washington, D.C. The annual Global IP Summit convenes the country's leading associations and policymakers in innovation and intellectual property. The summit explores how a robust intellectual property system provides jobs and innovation for today and tomorrow.
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University of New Hampshire Unveils Initiatives Designed to Increase Commercialization Success
University Herald
UNHInnovation at the University of New Hampshire has announced several initiatives that would help increase the school's commercialization success. In an effort to expand entrepreneurship throughout the university and the state, the public research institution announced that it has established a new center, The Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center, as well as a mentoring network and a seed fund. They will use the research output of faculty, staff and students to drive economic development in the state.
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A Bright Future: The Current State of Solar Technology Development
Recently, a team of scientists working at Ohio State University created the world's first solar battery, which includes a solar cell and a battery within a single hybrid device. These batteries, which could achieve a length of charge comparable to other rechargeable batteries, achieves a cost reduction in utilizing solar energy of about 25 percent. It also reduces the need for any process of transmitting electricity from a solar cell to a battery, in which up to 20 percent of electrons are successfully transmitted to the battery.
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  NAI Fellows: Call for Nominations

Nominate your distinguished faculty inventors as 2014 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. Last year’s Fellows class of 143 distinguished innovators included Nobel Laureates, university presidents, National Medal winners and National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees Read More

Professor Uses X-ray Technology to Combat Air Pollution
The Daily Reveille
Physics professor Guang Jia is using a new approach to combat an age-old issue: industrial air pollution. With funding provided by the LSU LIFT2 Grant Program, a University initiative created to fund projects in various colleges and academic disciplines, Jia and his colleagues are designing a new industrial air purifier that uses X-ray technology. Jia said the idea to apply his expertise in medical physics to design an air purification system occurred to him after he visited his native country, China, in December 2011.
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University of Connecticut Doubling Capacity to Cultivate Business Startups
University of Connecticut
A new construction project now underway on the University of Connecticut Health campus will double the university's total business incubator space for the cultivation of startups throughout the state. The $19.4 million addition to the Cell and Genome Sciences Building represents an expansion of UConn's Technology Incubation Program, which provides lab space and services to dozens of companies that are commercializing technology.
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ASU Grant Aims to Transform Global Energy Landscape
Arizona State University
Changing the way the nation generates and consumes energy is at the heart of a multimillion dollar grant awarded to Arizona State University from the Department of Energy. Under the grant, the university will develop an efficient and cost-effective carbon capture technology using an innovative electrochemical technique to separate carbon dioxide from other emissions originating from power plants.
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Implantable Diagnostic Technology Advances
University of Rochester Medical Center
The University of Rochester has received a second patent for an implantable biosensor that can provide physicians with real time information on their patients' health. The technology is licensed to Fairport-based Raland Therapeutics. The technology was created at the University of Rochester Medical Center by Dr. Spencer Rosero, a heart rhythm specialist, and consists of a "living chip" that can detect subtle biological changes in the body that could provide physicians with advance warning of health problems.
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Register Now for the AUTM 2015 Annual Meeting
It's time to register for the AUTM 2015 Annual Meeting, being held Feb. 22 – 25, 2015, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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One of America's most culturally and historically-rich destinations, New Orleans is home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music. Learn more on the AUTM Annual Meeting microsite.

Annual Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities

A wide range of sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2015 Annual Meeting. For details, contact Madhuri Carson by phone at +1-847-753-5217 or via email at

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AUTM TransACT Database Needs YOUR Deals
Wouldn't it be great to have access to a database full of useful deal information? The good news is you can!

AUTM has launched the Transactional Academic Comparables Tracking (TransACT), a powerful comprehensive database of transactional terms and conditions that only AUTM could amass.

But we can't do it without you. We need your deals! Visit the database and input your data as soon as possible. As a thank you, your institution will receive a discount on the subscription price of the AUTM TransACT Database based on the number deals contributed.

Enter your deals today!

By now, you should have received an email with your login. If not, email Chris Harris, AUTM assistant vice president for Deal Terms Database. He's also available to answer any questions you have.

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AUTM Business Development Course — Medical Devices
Gain in-depth training on the regulatory, legal and business issues that impact your success in commercializing technologies in the medical device space.

Nov. 12 – 13
Chicago Marriott O'Hare
Chicago, Ilinois

Look inside the program to find topics and speakers to fit your needs.
Learn from these seasoned industry experts.

Why you should attend:
  • Learn proven strategies for overcoming regulatory hurdles
  • Find health reimbursement mechanisms that make or break a technology
  • Appraise technology's commercial value with matching and need identification
  • Collaborate in a showcase of commercialization winners (and losers)
  • Design clinical trials that satisfy data and compliance requirements
  • Identify the best technologies for licensing
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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
Nov. 6
Jointly Owned IP
Learn more about the management of jointly-owned intellectual property. Speakers will address typical issues that arise in the structure and terms of joint ownership agreements.

Nov. 12
How to Get Things Done: A System to Effectively Manage Your Stakeholders
This webinar will explore the various stakeholders, provide simple tools that can be used to identify and prioritize your stakeholders and offer a system and tips that can be used to help manage them. Register today and learn more.

Nov. 18
Basic Patenting 101 & Working with Patent Counsel
Register for this introductory webinar and learn more about basic elements of a patent, process of drafting, filing patent applications, strategies used by universities to obtain and leverage intellectual property protections and much more.

Nov. 20
A Faster, Easier Way to Create Best-Fit Material Transfer Agreements
This free webinar focuses on a new tool designed to assist universities in transferring research materials, covers best practices for transferring materials between academic institutions and the use of MTA templates.

Feb. 3, 2015
An Insider's Guide to Effective Partnering at the AUTM 2015 Annual Meeting
Join this free webinar and learn what to do before, during and after the AUTM 2015 Annual Meeting to make it a productive event for you and your colleagues.

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AUTM Announces BWP Contest Winner for September
Skip Cynar, licensing officer at the University of California, San Diego, won a $100 gift certificate during the AUTM BWP 500 contest for September. The new initiative, available exclusively to AUTM members, is designed to help the association reach its goal of 500 technologies in the Better World Project database by the 2015 Annual Meeting.

AUTM members who enter technologies into the database during this monthly contest will be eligible to win a $100 gift certificate. In addition, their technologies will be considered for Featured Stories — professionally written articles hosted on the BWP website and promoted via AUTM's various media outlets.

For more information on the contest, go to

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Help Bring Life-Saving Technologies to Those in Need — Deadline Oct. 31
Help your fellow researchers make the world a better place. Participate in Patents for Humanity, the USPTO program that rewards those who use patented technologies to benefit the impoverished. Submit an application or volunteer to judge. Deadline to volunteer or submit entries is Oct. 31.

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National SBIR/STTR Conference Co-Located with Defense Energy
Summit in Austin, Nov. 11-13

Defense Energy
Senior federal leaders will converge in Austin, Texas, for the 2014 Fall National SBIR/STTR Conference — a unique opportunity for regional entrepreneurs to join a busy marketplace of SBIR/STTR.
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Help Improve the Patent Process
Volunteer as a guest lecturer as part of the Patent Examiner Technical Training Program (PETTP). Showcase the latest advancements in your field. Your participation ensures patent examiners stay up-to-date on emerging trends, maturing technologies and recent innovations. It's easy to sign up,
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