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Technology Transfer Tactics, March 2021 Issue

Technology Transfer Tactics, March 2021 IssueThe following is a list of the articles that appear in the March 2021 issue of Technology Transfer Tactics monthly newsletter.

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Technology Transfer Tactics
Vol. 15, No. 3, March 2021

  • Newly formed UTLP aims to streamline tech licensing by pooling patents. Fifteen leading research universities have come together to create a licensing pool that they hope will encourage innovation by making intellectual property more available to potential licensees and streamlining the tech transfer process for the schools.
  • NIST nears final stretch in changes to Bayh-Dole regulations. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is preparing to enter the final phase of considering proposed changes to regulations that support the University and Small Business Patent Procedures Act of 1980, commonly known as the Bayh-Dole Act.
  • Oxford develops an internal methodology for rating ‘suitability’ of licensees. Licensing IP is never without risks — not the least of which involve the licensees themselves. Will they pay on time? Will they accurately follow the development plan? How good is their reporting? Will the two of you develop a positive working relationship?
  • Sweat Equity Challenge attracts software start-ups for NC State. Along with the ongoing challenge to generate invention disclosures from faculty comes the old maxim “be careful what you wish for.” In many cases when disclosures are received, the ideas are not fully conceived or validated enough to warrant allocation of the TTO’s limited resources. And even when the IP is well described, it often arrives with little knowledge of the target market or validation of the market need.
  • Princeton’s innovation ‘czar’ brings new life to campus entrepreneurship. What can an innovation “czar” accomplish in one year? At Princeton University, a lot, as it turns out.

Posted March 15th, 2021