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Technology Transfer Tactics, May 2022

Technology Transfer Tactics, May 2022The following is a list of the articles that appear in the May 2022 issue of Technology Transfer Tactics monthly newsletter.

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Technology Transfer Tactics
Vol. 16, No. 5, May 2022

  • NFTs and NILs hit tech transfer: Some opportunity, some hype. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) commodities are driving a digital marketplace of everything from art to memes and athlete images, and now university tech transfer programs are getting involved with promoting their institutions and athletes — and their trademarks and other IP. It’s a brave new world and the trailblazers are finding out what it takes to work in this arena.
  • Treat those ‘undercooked’ disclosures with TLC and reap benefits later. Tech transfer pros are expert in handling disclosures and navigating them through the various paths to commercialization. But what about innovations whose disclosures clearly indicate they are not yet ‘ready for prime time’ — what’s the best way to handle them?
  • AUTM 2022 coverage: In royalty distribution matters, expect the unexpected. Listening to a group of tech transfer operations staff filling a small conference room at the recent AUTM annual meeting in New Orleans for a session on royalty distribution, you might wonder whether these professionals had degrees in law, business, math, science, accounting, or military strategy — or all of the above.
  • WiSys creates a VentureHome for entrepreneurs at smaller campuses. WiSys VentureHome. It may sound like a new GPS system, but it’s actually a natural extension of a core principle known as “the Wisconsin Idea” — shared by the University of Wisconsin (UW) System and WiSys — that what happens on UW campuses should enhance people’s lives beyond the boundaries of the campus.
  • ‘Dare to Discover’ campaign at U Iowa creates buzz for research and tech transfer. TTOs looking for a new and impactful way to boost their brand in the community and generate goodwill among their early career researchers may want to take a page — or a banner — from the University of Iowa’s “Dare to Discover” campaign.
  • OIG clarifies anti-kickback rules for MD inventors with start-up equity. A recent advisory opinion from the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) represents good news for physician inventors and the start-ups in which they have received ownership interests.

Posted May 16th, 2022