Posts Tagged: technology transfer offices


NASA Licenses Patent Portfolio to Achieve Widest Possible Distribution of Technology

NASA will enter into a range of different patent license agreements from no-cost evaluation licenses up to exclusive license. The agency’s goal in licensing technologies is …
By Steve Brachmann
3 days ago 0

Using Legal Finance to Unlock University IP Assets

Litigation finance in the university context is thus particularly valuable. Even for smaller matters, litigation finance shifts spend off the university’s balance sheet, allowing it to …

How to Effectively Derive Return On Investment (ROI) From US Federal Research Intellectual Capital

A massive amount of intellectual capital gets created every day from $150 billion in annual research funding allocated to federal laboratories and universities in the United States. Unfortunately, …

The changing face of university technology transfer

Today (TTOs) are increasingly being run by professionals who are experienced in startups, licensing, monetizing and have tremendous depth of technical knowledge in a variety of fields. …

Academic Patent Licensing Helps Drive the U.S. Economy

What's even more impressive is the impacts on gross industry output and GDP are up 14% while  the number of U.S. jobs supported rose 12% since the previous …
By Joseph Allen
1 year ago 8

University exception to fee shifting in PATENT Act won’t help Iowa State or University of Iowa

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) added language to the fee-shifting provisions in the PATENT Act that would offer an economic hardship exception to fee shifting for “an institution …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 5

Post Grant Patent Challenges Concern Universities, Pharma

Gulbrandsen’s chief complaint with the U.S. system centers around the fact that it has become enormously easy to challenge issued patents once they have been …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

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
4 years ago 0

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
4 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
4 years ago 1

Sloppy, Misleading Yale Paper Challenges University Patenting

Professor Love has concluded that universities do not earn returns on their investment in patents and at the same time concluded that more than half of all …
By Bob Zeidman
4 years ago 7

Fumbling Away The Future

Recently I visited a Congressional office with a friend who led technology transfer at a public institution located in a mid-level city not normally associated with innovation. …
By Joseph Allen
4 years ago 0

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

Exclusive Interview with AUTM President Jane Muir

Jane Muir, AUTM President: "[T]he majority of all the discoveries that come out of universities and research institutions are very early stage. They’re at the …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

Git’er Done! Take the Brake Off Federal Tech Transfer

Any government truly interested in commercializing its research must realize that time is of the essence, risk is inherent in the process and deal makers should be …
By Joseph Allen
5 years ago 3

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