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Technology Transfer Tactics,
Vol. 7, No. 3, March 2013
- U Manitoba unveils liberal IP policy in bid to speed negotiations, attract more companies. The University of Manitoba has a tantalizing new proposition to offer companies interested in research at the Winnipeg-based institution.
- Experts outline keys to survival for university start-ups. While it is a fact of life in tech transfer that the majority of academic start-ups don’t make it, a panel of experts at a recent webinar sponsored by TTT recommended a range of strategies — from the earliest days through later stages — that can increase the odds of successfully entering the marketplace and sustaining a growing business.
- Attorneys, tech transfer pros offer their take on how to address new rules under AIA. It’s a whole new world as of March 16, when key provisions of the America Invents Act finally went into effect, and U.S. technology transfer offices coast to coast are looking for answers to two fundamental questions: What do we need to know now? And, more importantly, what do we need to do now?
- U.Va. streamlines invention disclosure form as part of plan to increase volume. “We’re doing a lot of things to increase disclosure volume,” says Michael P. Straightiff, director of the U.Va. Licensing & Ventures Group, explaining the rationale behind its new streamlined disclosure form. The new form, just introduced, has been condensed down to one page plus signature pages for contributors.
- Heard in the Halls: AUTM 2013
- Address the challenge of finding start-up entrepreneurs by focusing on women. The University of Florida in Gainesville generates more than 300 new discoveries annually, a statistic that practically cries out for a vibrant entrepreneurial community. “Whether you are in Silicon Valley, Boston, Bozeman, MT, or Gainesville, FL, the common challenge that we all face is a lack of entrepreneurs,” says Jane Muir, associate director of the UF Office of Technology Licensing.