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Technology Transfer Tactics, April 2019 Issue


Technology Transfer Tactics, April 2019 IssueThe following is a list of the articles that appear in the April 2019 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. 13, No. 4, April 2019

  • Lawsuit charging prof stole student’s IP highlights need for layers of due diligence. Technology transfer personnel often talk about how hard it is to get to the finish line with a promising IP asset. This means getting the IP properly developed, licensed and commercialized so that the university and contributing inventors are then on the receiving end of a windfall that can potentially fund research and improvements at the institution for years to come. It’s a rare and wonderful occurrence, to be sure. Cause for celebration.
  • As mission expands, Emory TTO streamlines processes and enhances productivity. When a major university strives for more commercialization even outside usual areas like technology and medicine, the tech transfer office has to be prepared for an increased workload. Adding staff is never an easy route, so improving the work process in a way that takes some of the burden off the existing team might be the only option.
  • AUTM panel reveals how to tap “gold mine” of data for licensing. The collection of data by research institutions is a critical part of innumerable projects, and the size and scope of those data sets is often massive. But what some TTO leaders may not realize, said Bin Yan, director of the Office of Technology Transfer at the University of Miami, is that “you may be sitting on a gold mine.” Yan made her remarks as the head of a panel entitled “Strategies for Monetizing Data at Universities” at the recent AUTM 2019 conference in Austin, TX.
  • New regulations turn up the heat on compliance reporting. It was never easy to report inventions through Interagency Edison (iEdison). Now, with new regulations under the Bayh-Dole Act that have been in effect since October 1, 2018, the stakes are even higher. An action step of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) plan for incorporating the new regulations is to “Establish a modern platform for reporting data on intellectual property resulting from Federal R&D.” The current iEdison platform is about to be updated.
  • Brandeis rebrands and makes a splash with AUTM exhibit. The newly re-branded tech transfer office for Brandeis University, Brandeis Innovation, is making heads turn — most recently with its exhibit booth at this year’s annual AUTM meeting in Austin, TX. It’s not that common for a TTO to exhibit at AUTM, so what were they doing there and why?

Posted April 16th, 2019