Posts in AUTM


Commerce Secretary ready to push update to tech transfer laws to ensure greater commercialization

Secretary Ross gave an unequivocal endorsement of Bayh-Dole specifically, and more generally saying laws need to be updated to address business and technology realities of today, and …
By Gene Quinn
1 month ago 1

AUTM Licensing Survey: Ominous trend likely attributable to eroding patent rights

Concerns about the ability of academic institutions to keep contributing to the U.S. innovation economy go well beyond federal funding stagnation according to the recent AUTM …
By Steve Brachmann
5 months ago 0

Commercialization of University Research Threatened by Proposed State Legislation 

EFF’s Reclaim Invention Act, Draft Model Statute may seem an odd approach to folks in DC but when lined up with a state-level lobby of IP-uninformed …
By Chris Gallagher
1 year ago 4

Winning the Patent Policy Wars

We're in the business of transforming early stage, publicly funded research into useful products. The odds against success are long as commercialization requires years of hard work, …
By Joseph Allen
2 years ago 2

Tech Transfer 101: It’s A Better World with University Technology

AUTM collects quantitative data and facts about the benefits of university tech transfer, but the qualitative evidence is actually the most important. With the Better World Report, …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 1

Exit Interview: A Conversation with Outgoing AUTM President Fred Reinhart

During Reinhart's year as President much changed at AUTM. There was a concerted effort to transition to a a strategic board of directors that would result in …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 1

Patents, Prosperity and Political Systems

Unfortunately, we are going through another period where many see the triumvirate of big government, big business and big labor guiding an economy stuck at a 2% growth …
By Joseph Allen
3 years ago 8

Patent policy is too important for subterfuge and academic folly

As the new academic year starts in earnest we can be sure that the all too familiar attacks on the patent system will reemerge, as they always …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 3

The Importance of Patents and Academic Technology Transfer

This patenting step is absolutely crucial for the commercialization of inventions. In the absence of a strong intellectual property system – specifically patents – most of those inventions will …
By David Winwood
3 years ago 0

Senate Small Business Committee finds consensus on patent reform

Significant consensus was reached between representatives of small business and universities at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship on March 19, 2015. …

In Defense of Patents and Licensing: Why the Newest Attack is Bogus

Fortunately, a new study showing that academic patent licensing contributed more than $1 trillion to the U.S. economy over eighteen years blows the stuffing right out of …
By Joseph Allen
3 years ago 1

Stanford University invents treatments for cancer, Parkinson’s and PTSD

The innovations spurred by Stanford R&D often go on to create economic success once those developments leave the school’s research facilities. By the university’s …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Bayh-Dole

Debates over economic fairness, the appropriate role of government in the economy and the value of the patent system spill over into our world. One factor that …
By Joseph Allen
4 years ago 5

Bayh-Dole: The Envy of the World Because it Works

MUIR: "There are approximately 40 countries around the world that have enacted their own version of the Bayh-Dole legislation because they have seen the numbers. They have seen …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 2

Universities are NOT Patent Trolls

Jane Muir, AUTM President: "[U]niversities are not the next patent troll because at the end of the day, university tech transfer offices were put into place …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0