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Employing Metrics in Technology Transfer and University-Industry Engagement

December 14th, 2022 · No Comments · Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Industry Engagement, Metrics, Performance Improvement, Publisher, Specials, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

In a perfect world, the metrics used to gauge the performance of tech transfer and industry engagement offices would clearly identify areas of strength and improvement while also pinpointing weak spots needing extra attention. The data would provide a meaningful assessment of both how you’re doing and how to get better, and also offer a […]

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The EU Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court: What Universities Need to Know

December 7th, 2022 · No Comments · Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, IP Attorney Resource Center, Legal Issues, Patents, Publisher, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

After many stops, starts and delays, the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC) are scheduled to take effect in June 2023, ushering in enforcement across the EU in a single action. This can greatly reduce your international patent costs and time spent on managing the application process, but the savings come with risks – […]

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Contracts and Agreements in Research Commercialization

November 16th, 2022 · No Comments · Contracting, Licensing & Negotiation, Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Legal Issues, Patents, Publisher, Sponsored Research, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

In the tech transfer and sponsored research worlds, the acronyms for a dizzying array of contracts and agreements may seem like alphabet soup to all but the experienced professionals who work in TTOs and research offices. NDA, MTA, CRADA, SRA, MSRA, CRA, IIA, DTUA, MOU — and then there are the specific types of license […]

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Staffing Your TTO: Managing turnover, “quiet quitting,” remote work and other HR challenges

November 10th, 2022 · No Comments · Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Performance Improvement, Publisher, Staffing, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

You’ve heard the buzzwords “quiet quitting” and “Great Resignation,” and your TTO may have been one of many affected by the dramatic increase in turnover they refer to. How can your office best address these worrisome trends, maintain a full staff, manage an increasingly virtual staff, and keep your commercialization activity flowing? No one is […]

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Improving Faculty Inventor Relations: Keeping the Peace and Resolving Conflict

October 17th, 2022 · No Comments · Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Faculty & Corporate Outreach, Format, Marketing, Performance Improvement, Publisher, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

What do all inventions have in common? They’re invented by people!   While the work of TTOs can seem transactional as you’re filing patents, negotiating licenses, securing funding, and handling a variety of agreements, at the heart of technology transfer is customer service. And your most important customers are right in your own backyard: Your […]

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Scaling University Start-Ups at Warp Speed: Launch a HyperAccelerator Program

October 4th, 2022 · No Comments · Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Economic Development, Format, Partnerships, Publisher, Start-Ups, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

Start up accelerators typically involve highly competitive, cohort-driven, months-long programs designed to mentor and educate the leadership team, culminating in a pitch/demo day that ultimately frees the start-ups to set sail on their own. But what if you could achieve the same or even better results in just one week? That’s what sets HyperAccelerators apart. […]

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Licensing Open-Source Software: Mitigating Potential Pitfalls, Addressing Misperceptions, and Managing Impact on University IP

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

University faculty, researchers, and students typically utilize open-source software to facilitate research or incorporate into their own innovations because it is easily accessible, free of charge, and contains useful features. But don’t mistake the free-of-cost nature as also meaning free of legal obligations or the potential to impact your university’s commercialization efforts that incorporate OS […]

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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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Determining Royalty Rates for University IP: A Webinar Workshop for Tech Transfer and IP Professionals

September 14th, 2022 · No Comments · Benchmarks & Royalty Rates, Contracting, Licensing & Negotiation, Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Publisher, Tech Transfer Central, Valuation, What's New

When licensing intellectual property, the ability to structure an agreement that appropriately values the IP and balances financial risk between the licensor and licensee is critical to a successful deal. Royalty rates are among the most heavily negotiated license provisions, and determining appropriate rates involves valuation of the IP, understanding the potential market, technical and legal […]

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Lessons from Industry Tech Scouts: How Universities Can Meet Industry’s Needs while Fostering Long-Term Partnerships

August 23rd, 2022 · No Comments · Business Development, Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Faculty & Corporate Outreach, Format, Industry Engagement, Partnerships, Publisher, Sponsored Research, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

In a world where success in many corporations depends on their ability to produce technology innovations better and faster than their competitors, industry has become increasingly reliant on the technology expertise and associated IP found in university labs – and universities are competing hard to fill their pipelines. Technology Scouting is an essential component of […]

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NSF’s New TIP Directorate: Tap Into New Partnership and Commercialization Funding Opportunities

August 12th, 2022 · No Comments · Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Economic Development, Format, Funding, Industry Engagement, Partnerships, Publisher, Sponsored Research, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

The NSF’s new Technology, Innovation and Partnerships Directorate (TIP) represents a huge opportunity for university funding specifically for partnership development and other activities aimed at commercializing technologies and increasing U.S. competitiveness. Through the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, the TIP Directorate is authorized to support science and technology research and development – and universities ready to […]

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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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