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Technology Transfer Tactics, December 2013 Issue

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Technology Transfer Tactics
Vol. 7, No. 12, December 2013

  • Diligence practices key to capturing misreported, underreported royalties. With budgets under constant assault from cost-containment efforts, the last thing TTOs want to do is leave hard-earned royalty earnings on the table, but there is evidence that this is exactly what’s happening on an all-too-frequent basis.
  • ‘Quick and dirty’ provisionals can come back to haunt your TTO under the AIA. The America Invents Act and recent court rulings have delivered a one-two punch to provisional patent applications, making them much more of a headache than they used to be.
  • Rural university taps into crowdfunding platform to secure much-needed early-stage investment. Small-town America is great for raising children, but investment capital — not so much.
  • Unique licensing model creates win-win for Cornell and New York apple growers. Most intellectual property coming through a tech transfer program won’t involve anything that you could snack on or put in your kid’s lunchbox, but Cornell University is finding that agricultural innovations can be a lucrative way to expand the typical IP offerings.
  • Use these best practices to make your next technology showcase a blockbuster success. “Share the Vision,” an event designed to showcase the technologies and start-ups coming out of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, drew more than 200 attendees in October 2013, the second year it was held. This represented a “significantly increased number” compared with 2012, according to the university, and received “rave reviews” from attendees.
  • U Michigan medical school creates its own TTO to accelerate commercialization. The University of Michigan Medical School has created a new initiative, Fast Forward Medical Innovation, and will now have its own TTO to enhance commercialization opportunities for its research, providing more effort and focus than could be applied to medical staff innovations by the university TTO.

Posted December 20th, 2013