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The Tech Transfer Operations Video Toolkit

September 21st, 2022 · No Comments · Compliance, Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Metrics, Performance Improvement, Portfolio Management, Publisher, Specials, Staffing, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

Not All Heroes Wear Capes… When it comes to the day-to-day function of the tech transfer office, operations staff are the “unsung” heroes. While they don’t get the headlines and kudos for patents issued, big licensing deals, and new start-ups, tech transfer professionals know that it’s their work behind the scenes that underpins every commercialization […]

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Revenue Splits for Multiple Inventors: How to Slice the Pie and Prevent Future Disputes

August 8th, 2022 · No Comments · Contracting, Licensing & Negotiation, Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Legal Issues, Partnerships, Patents, Publisher, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

When your TTO is dealing with IP having multiple inventors, splitting revenue — whether it be royalties, license and option fees, or equity — can be a complicated and occasionally contentious process.  And when the splits involve more than one institution or a license incorporating multiple inventions, it’s even trickier. While there are no foolproof […]

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IP Monetization Strategies: Understanding the Buyer’s Perspective and Negotiating for Better Deal Terms

August 1st, 2022 · No Comments · Contracting, Licensing & Negotiation, Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Patents, Portfolio Management, Publisher, Specials, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

Your patent portfolio reflects decades of painstaking research and millions of dollars of investment, not to mention the cost of filing for and maintaining the patent.  It’s important to understand and take full advantage of every monetization opportunity to maximize your return on investment. We’ve curated this two-program collection from the Best Practices for Monetizing […]

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Best Practices for Universities in Targeting High-Potential Partnerships

July 29th, 2022 · No Comments · Business Development, Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Economic Development, Faculty & Corporate Outreach, Format, Industry Engagement, Partnerships, Publisher, Sponsored Research, Start-Ups, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

Partnerships — whether they be for funding, business development, or sponsored research and other forms of corporate engagement – have become increasingly critical to universities and the partners they work with in delivering resources, spurring innovation, expanding student opportunities, leveraging expertise, and enhancing economic development efforts. But building these relationships — particularly those with high […]

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Licensees in Trouble: How to Protect University IP and Preserve the Relationship

July 25th, 2022 · No Comments · Contracting, Licensing & Negotiation, Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Publisher, Start-Ups, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

The relationships between TTOs and their licensees can be complicated. This is particularly true when those licensees are faculty start-ups born within the university system and their leadership teams still hold positions in the university and continue to disclose inventions to the TTO. It’s important to keep a positive and respectful relationship, but when the […]

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IP Monetization Strategies: Standard Essential Patents and Patent Pools

July 22nd, 2022 · No Comments · Contracting, Licensing & Negotiation, Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Patents, Portfolio Management, Publisher, Specials, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

Your patent portfolio reflects decades of painstaking research and millions of dollars of investment, not to mention the cost of filing for and maintaining the patent.  It’s important to understand and take full advantage of every monetization opportunity to maximize your return on investment. We’ve curated this two-program collection from the Best Practices for Monetizing […]

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A Winning Formula for Commercialization Fellowships: Case Study of the University of Memphis Patents2Products Program

June 22nd, 2022 · No Comments · Business Development, Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Funding, Publisher, Start-Ups, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

Valuable ideas sometimes languish in a lab for lack of an available entrepreneurial scientist to take it further. To help overcome that gap, a number of universities are creating commercialization fellowship programs. One best-in-show example is The University of Memphis’ Patents2Products program. The university and Epicenter partnered to create this unique program that creates a […]

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Alternative Equity and Exit Strategies for University Startups

June 16th, 2022 · No Comments · Contracting, Licensing & Negotiation, Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Funding, Publisher, Specials, Start-Ups, Tech Transfer Central, Valuation, What's New

“That’s the way we’ve always done it” is a phrase — and an attitude — that is often cited as a critical danger sign for any organization. In a fast-changing world — including the world of university start-ups — evolving and adapting to changing market conditions is imperative. And that applies perhaps most directly to […]

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New Models of Gap Funding

June 2nd, 2022 · No Comments · Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Funding, Performance Improvement, Publisher, Start-Ups, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

During 2021-2022, Cornell embarked on a major expansion of its gap funding series, committing $3 million a year to grow its innovation pipeline. But the Cornell story goes well beyond the top-line number. Underpinning the plan are three signature programs under the aptly named “Ignite” brand — all designed to fuel a major acceleration in […]

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Best Practices for Monetizing Patents: A Virtual Summit

June 1st, 2022 · No Comments · Contracting, Licensing & Negotiation, Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Patents, Portfolio Management, Publisher, Specials, Tech Transfer Central, Valuation, What's New

Your patent portfolio reflects decades of painstaking research and millions of dollars of investment, not to mention the cost of filing for and maintaining the patents. That’s why it is so important to be fully prepared when it comes time to monetize your valuable patent assets. This virtual summit will take you through the gamut […]

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Case Study of the Ohio State University’s Technology Commercialization Office Risk Analysis Tool

April 28th, 2022 · No Comments · Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Performance Improvement, Portfolio Management, Publisher, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

Risk is something tech transfer professionals live with every day – compliance risk, COI risk, legal risk, underfunding and understaffing risks, infringement risk, start-up failure risk, licensee noncompliance risk, and many others – some easily defined and others that might not be obvious but can still have a negative impact on your TTO’s performance and […]

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Supporting University Startups with a Robust and Effective Venture Mentor Network

April 21st, 2022 · No Comments · Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Faculty & Corporate Outreach, Format, Performance Improvement, Publisher, Start-Ups, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

It’s been proven time and again that effective mentorship is one of the most critical factors in determining a start-up’s success. The best mentoring programs provide their founders with conflict-free, unbiased advice and guidance that drastically increases the probability of success. But any old mentor won’t do. Curating a network of mentors with proven track-records […]

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