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Technology Transfer Tactics, June 2023

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Technology Transfer Tactics
Vol. 17, No. 6, June 2023

  • Purdue nets $100M in royalty monetization deal, shares its decision-making process. Purdue Research Foundation gained the attention of the tech transfer community recently with its $100 million-plus deal to monetize royalties on a cancer drug, and the long path to that accomplishment holds lessons for others who want to pursue such a windfall.
  • Much to ponder when considering whether to launch IP litigation. The decision as to whether to go to court to protect your IP is rarely cut and dried, argued a panel of experts at the recent AUTM 2023 annual convention, and it’s important to consider a number of factors so that you can make a powerful case to administration on the need to move forward.
  • Tech Launch Arizona co-locates licensing staff in IP-producing units. Every TTO understands the need to stay close to areas that could produce intellectual property for potential commercialization. Tech Launch Arizona (TLA) at the University of Arizona takes that concept as far as it can, embedding most of its licensing managers within various IP-producing units.
  • CU-Boulder brings in outside entrepreneurs to take on deep tech orphans. Too many innovations with high potential — particularly those requiring major investments and long development timelines, which can also bring the greatest societal benefits — never make that transition due to the lack of interest on the part of the inventor to create and run a start-up. To bridge that gap, CU Boulder has developed the Embark Deep Tech Startup Creator to provide an alternate mechanism for forming a new business
  • Advisory boards bring solid benefits with the right makeup and TTO support. While many TTOs have internal advisory boards or committees, external boards that focus strictly on assisting with commercialization efforts are a bit more of a unicorn.
  • Denmark’s Open Entrepreneurship program: A model to emulate? Eight Danish universities have been collaborating in a commercialization model they call Open Entrepreneurship (OE), working across and beyond university boundaries to turn world-class research into industry-leading spinouts.

Posted June 13th, 2023