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Technology Transfer Tactics, May 2018 Issue

Technology Transfer Tactics, May 2018 IssueThe following is a list of the articles that appear in the May 2018 issue of Technology Transfer Tactics monthly newsletter. If you are already a current subscriber click here to log in and access your issue. Not a subscriber already? Subscribe now and get access to this issue as well as access to our online archive of back issues, industry research reports, sample MTAs, legal opinions, sample forms and contracts, government documents and more!

Technology Transfer Tactics
Vol. 12, No. 5, May 2018

  • Apply a systems approach to prioritize technologies and improve time management. Managing a large portfolio of technologies has always been a daunting task, but now that additional responsibilities are being thrust upon university TTOs, time management has taken on increasing importance. This was a big topic of discussion at AUTM’s annual meeting in February.
  • Get ready for extra compliance burden under revised Bayh-Dole rules. The anticipated revisions in Bayh-Dole regulations, published in the Federal Register on April 13, will no doubt have a significant impact on TTO activities. And while one crystal ball may be more or less clearer than the next, TTO leaders agree they will significantly increase the amount of time needed to assure full compliance — and thus the amount of resources required to do that.
  • Venture search funds floated as way to tap endowments, attract start-up talent Tech transfer leaders know the frustration of having valuable, innovative research that could be translated into a potentially valuable start-up if only the right entrepreneur expressed interest and could secure necessary funding.
  • SAS decision could have chilling effect on university licensing. The recent Supreme Court decision in SAS Institute v. Iancu could change how the Patent Trial and Appeal Board conducts future proceedings, with the Court directing it to provide a full written decision for all claims challenged.
  • New venture fund model at Georgia Tech boasts major corporate investors. What do AT&T, Chick-fil-A, Cox Enterprises, Delta Air Lines, Goldman-Sachs, Georgia-Pacific, The Georgia Power Foundation, Intercontinental Exchange, Invesco, Home Depot and UPS have in common? Besides all having headquarters or regional offices in Atlanta, they are all also board members of Engage Ventures, a venture capital fund and accelerator based at Georgia Tech.

Posted May 15th, 2018