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Beyond the Patent: Maximizing IP Licensing Revenues with Trade Secrets and Know-How

Posted June 7th, 2023 in Contracting, Licensing & Negotiation, Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Legal Issues, Patents, Performance Improvement, Portfolio Management, Publisher, Specials, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

It’s quite possible, and even likely, that your tech transfer office is leaving significant licensing revenues on the table by ignoring two categories of IP: Know-how and trade secrets. These oft-overlooked areas represent valuable assets that can increase total revenues when paired with a patent license or, particularly with trade secrets, bring in new revenues […]

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SBIR and STTR Workshop: Fundamentals of a Winning NIH Proposal

Posted May 11th, 2023 in Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Funding, Medical Devices, Pharma / Biotech, Publisher, Sponsored Research, Start-Ups, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

Did you know? The NIH small business funding programs are the largest source of early-stage capital for the life sciences in the U.S.? These programs set aside over $1.3 billion in non-dilutive funds every year — specifically to support small business research and development into life science and medical start-ups, a large percentage of which […]

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Social Innovation and Tech Transfer: Creating a Pathway to Greater Impact

Posted May 8th, 2023 in Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Economic Development, Format, Partnerships, Performance Improvement, Publisher, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

“Impact.” It’s a word many TTOs are focused on more than ever as university leadership increasingly pushes to demonstrate the tangible benefits of research commercialization activity for their communities. While for many that has meant demonstrating the impact on job creation and economic development, the spotlight is now extending to social innovation that translates research […]

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Best Practices for Branding and Rebranding Your TTO: It’s More Than a Name and a Logo

Posted May 1st, 2023 in Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Economic Development, Faculty & Corporate Outreach, Format, Industry Engagement, Marketing, Publisher, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

As the role of technology transfer offices continues to evolve — with more focus on startups, rising emphasis on impact, and heavy involvement in economic development and corporate partnership — it’s critical to communicate this changing focus and expanded mission to stakeholders and customers: faculty, administrators, alumni, licensees, investors, partners, and the public at large. […]

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Performing Freedom to Operate Analyses for University Inventions

Posted April 4th, 2023 in Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Legal Issues, Patents, Portfolio Management, Publisher, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

A clear pathway to patenting makes inventions more attractive to potential investors, licensees, and industry partners. Freedom to operate (FTO) analyses are a critical part of the due diligence you should be performing for any university invention. FTO analysis not only helps identify potential IP rights of other parties to avoid infringement liability, but it’s […]

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Trends in University Data Ownership, Licensing & Monetization

Posted March 20th, 2023 in Business Development, Compliance, Contracting, Licensing & Negotiation, Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Legal Issues, Publisher, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

Data licensing and monetization deals have exploded in recent years among research institutions, so understanding the revenue potential clinical data sets hold in a variety of technology arenas, along with knowing how to handle patient data sharing and consent, has become critical for tech transfer, IP, and research professionals. An informal study conducted by tech […]

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The Biggest Surprises in Cross-Border Patent and IP Transactions

Posted March 8th, 2023 in Contracting, Licensing & Negotiation, Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Legal Issues, Partnerships, Patents, Publisher, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

The increasingly global nature of technology transfer is making it much more likely that you have, or will, encounter a growing number of “cross-border” IP transactions. These transactions are very different than the domestic transactions TTOs most commonly handle, introducing additional complexity and in many cases unfamiliarity with country- or region-specific patent and IP rules […]

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Technology Transfer Marketing and Branding Roundtable

Posted February 16th, 2023 in Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Faculty & Corporate Outreach, Format, Marketing, Performance Improvement, Publisher, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

Besides the benefits of the technologies themselves, one of the most important aspects of IP commercialization is telling the technology’s story in a compelling way to attract licensees, funding, and research partners. And internally, faculty outreach efforts are just as important to keep the pipeline of inventions cranking and ensure faculty are knowledgeable about the […]

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Forging Successful Industry Collaborations: A Stony Brook University Case Study

Posted February 13th, 2023 in Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Economic Development, Format, Funding, Industry Engagement, Partnerships, Pharma / Biotech, Publisher, Sponsored Research, Start-Ups, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

If you work in a TTO or industry engagement office these days, the terms “partnership” and “collaboration” are a big part of your workplace vocabulary – and a big part of your job. In the increasingly partnership-driven ecosystem, discussions with industry-related entities are more often than not geared toward complex long-term collaborations that rely on […]

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AI-derived IP and NFTs: Protection Strategies and Licensing Considerations

Posted January 24th, 2023 in Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Legal Issues, Patents, Publisher, Tech Transfer Central, Trademarks & Copyright, What's New

The world sometimes changes too fast for our patent system to keep up with it. When technology advances beyond existing legal constructs and definitions, protecting novel forms of IP is a bit of a crapshoot. Take, for example, what happened with the advent of gene sequencing and the classification of genetic material by the Supreme […]

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IP Matchmaking Strategies: Building and Curating a Solid Network to Increase Deal Flow

Posted December 28th, 2022 in Business Development, Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Faculty & Corporate Outreach, Format, Industry Engagement, Marketing, Partnerships, Publisher, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

Finding the right partner — whether for research funding, start-up creation and investment, licensing technology, or industry engagement — is a skill set that encompasses sales, marketing, science, art, and a whole lot of organizational proficiency. You will engage with countless people on a technology’s journey through the commercialization pipeline. Each contact is a valuable […]

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Trade Secret Protection, Management and Licensing: What TTOs Need To Know

Posted December 28th, 2022 in Contracting, Licensing & Negotiation, Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Legal Issues, Patents, Portfolio Management, Publisher, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

Trade secrets are a unique form of IP whose value, unlike patents, trademarks, and copyrights, relies upon preventing competitors and others from discovering those secrets. Properly identifying what constitutes a trade secret, understanding its commercial value, and legally protecting it can be considered an important element of your overall IP strategy — or you risk […]

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