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Technology Transfer Tactics, December 2018 Issue


Technology Transfer Tactics, December 2018 IssueThe following is a list of the articles that appear in the December 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. 12, December 2018

  • Innovative TTOs look at new ways to leverage the express licensing concept. While many TTOs have adopted express licenses in one form or another, some are still experimenting with new and different ways to leverage the concept — perhaps getting more than just additional licensing transactions out of the process.
  • As faculty start-ups proliferate, so do concerns over COI. This fall, conflict-of-interest (COI) and conflict-of-commitment (COC) issues pushed medical researchers and executives at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City into the national headlines via a series of articles co-published by ProPublica and The New York Times.
  • Purdue commercialization roars after TTO itself becomes entrepreneurial. Purdue University has rapidly become a powerhouse in tech transfer, with frequent news about promising start-ups, new discoveries, and impressive financial returns. The quick rise from an ordinary tech transfer program to one that is now the envy of many schools has people wondering: what’s in the secret sauce?
  • U Mich bell-ringing ceremony generates excitement as start-ups double. Sometimes all it takes is a simple idea that snowballs into something greater. In the case of a new tradition started at the University of Michigan’s TTO, it began with the ringing of a bell. Now, they’re celebrating nearly double the number of start-ups this year compared to last.
  • Brown U putting ecosystem pieces together to spur economic growth. A growing number of universities have incorporated strengthening economic development into their missions, often heavily involving the TTO, but few have adopted as ambitious a plan as the initiative recently launched by Brown University. Brown’s “Innovative Economy” initiative, launched in June, outlines five key areas of focus.

Posted December 18th, 2018