Monday, February 28, 2005

ADC & Corning Cable Systems reach T2 agreement

As seen on ADC and Corning Cable Systems recently entered into a technology transfer agreement regarding Corning's OptiTap connector. According to a press release, the agreement allows both companies to manufacture the connector, while leveraging its attributes in providing FTTx network connectivity. The OptiTap line consists of factory-terminated, environmentally-hardened connectors and adapters suitable for drop cable deployments in optical access networks. [More...]

UNC tech transfer chief named association president

As seen on Mark Crowell, University of North Carolina associate vice chancellor for economic development and technology transfer, will serve as president of the Association of University Technology Managers. The association is a professional organization for people working in the academic technology transfer arena. [More...]

Dyson's chip with everything

As seen on James Dyson, the British designer of the bagless vacuum cleaner that bears his name, knew he had made it big in the US when a surly immigration officer's face lit up as he checked Dyson's passport last year. 'Aah Dyson - no loss of suction,' said the officer with a knowing nod. Dyson proved that knowledge of the vacuum cleaner's ad slogan extends far beyond America's airports. His invention has become the best-selling upright vacuum cleaner in the US (as measured by value) - overtaking Hoover, the company that invented the modern cleaner in 1908. [More...]

Ohio business, development leaders form new coalition

As seen on In an effort to further spur economic development in Ohio, business leaders and development officials have formed a new economic development group. They hope to parlay that cooperation into new jobs in Ohio. The group's goals are to 'not only better connect economic development efforts throughout the state, but also to market the state around the country and world.' [More...]

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Northwest Entrepreneur Network Early Stage Investment Forum

As seen on 6th Annual Early-Stage Investment Forum - April 20, 2005 - Bell Harbor Conference Center, Seattle [More...]

Exploring career opportunities in intellectual property

As seen on (Harvard Law School Newspaper): Exploring career opportunities in intellectual property By Robert Goldscheider '54. While attending my 50th reunion at HLS last spring, two specific thoughts occurred to me. One concerned the passion for excellence instilled in me by my somewhat daunting law school experience, but nevertheless something for which I am indebted to the school. The other is that, while at HLS, I had no serious focus about a career path that fits my aptitudes. It was my good fortune to stumble on technology licensing a few years following graduation. This discipline, which requires knowledge of U.S. and foreign law, entrepreneurship and negotiating skill, has fulfilled my ambitions and provided the framework for a fascinating career. I therefore suggested to Dean Kagan that my experiences, and those of a few of my peers, could provide useful insights to the Harvard community, especially since there is new emphasis on IP. This joint program with the Licensing Executives Society is the result. The time and place of the meeting are: Wednesday, March 2, 2005. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Austin North - Harvard Law School [More...]

Research institutions sign agreement

As seen on SANTA FE (AP) - With the blessing of New Mexico's governor and its two U.S. senators, seven research institutions have signed an agreement meant to streamline the commercialization of technology. The agreement should make it faster and easier for businesses that want to use technologies developed by New Mexico's national laboratories, universities and other research centers to negotiate licenses to do so. Under the arrangement, the institutions would bundle their patents. That would allow a business that wanted to use technologies from more than one institution to license the right to use those patents in a single agreement. The licensing would be handled by one institution. [More...]

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Is US Losing Competitive Edge In Technology Industry?

As seen on RADIO FREE EUROPE/ RADIO LIBERTY: For years, the United States has led the world's technology industry, in part because of its sheer size and its culture of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. But that dominance is waning, according to a report by the Washington-based American Electronics Association (AEA), a nationwide trade association for the technology industry. [More...]

ABC News: Man Who Invented Intermittent Wipers Dies

As seen on Robert Kearns, the inventor of intermittent windshield wipers who won multimillion-dollar judgments against Ford and Chrysler for using his idea, has died. Kearns, a onetime Wayne State University professor, received numerous patents in 1967 for his design for wipers that paused between swipes, making them useful in very light rain or mist. The invention allows the driver to set the interval at which the wiper sweeps the window. He shopped his invention around to various automakers but did not reach a licensing deal with any of them. But carmakers eventually began offering intermittent wipers as standard or optional equipment. [More...]

FDA Painkiller Panel Members Had Drugmaker Ties

As seen on FDA Painkiller Panel Members Had Drugmaker Ties"nearly a third of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory-panel members who supported the continued sale of such painkillers as Celebrex, Bextra and Vioxx had ties to the drugmakers who make them. A study by the Center for Science in the Public Interest shows that ten of the 32 government drug advisers were tied to Pfizer (nyse: PFE - news - people ) or Merck (nyse: MRK - news - people ). That includes consulting fees and research support. [More...]

RIM suit shows perils of patent registration

As seen on RIM, the Waterloo-based maker of the BlackBerry wireless system, is entering the fourth year of the suit in which NTP claims ownership of the patent on the process used by RIM to transfer e-mail wirelessly. Though the suit is not yet settled, it already has RIM on the hook for enormous legal fees, and the company has had to set aside 8.5 per cent of its revenue as a contingency. [More...]

Friday, February 25, 2005

Nonprofit Technology Transfer Papers, Fall 2004

As seen on Current Legal Issues in Nonprofit Technology Transfer - --Don't Worry, Be Happy: Why Patent Holders Need Not Concern Themselves With the Products Liability Implications of --Licensing Their Patents to Other --Losing Patentability by Publication: When Does a University Publication Become a Patent Bar? --Ownership of Inventions and Executive Order 10096 --The Pitfalls and Perils of Nonprofit Licensing When a Licensee is Facing Bankruptcy --State Sovereign Immunity: A Royalty Free License To Infringe After Florida Prepaid --Stuck in the Sunshine: The Implications of Public Records Statutes on State University Research and Technology Transfer [More...]

Cellular Infrastructure Awards Rebound Strongly in 2004

As seen on Global cellular infrastructure contract awards for 2004 totaled $19.3 billion, topping those of the preceding 21 months combined, reports In-Stat ( While this is welcome news for infrastructure equipment providers, it can't compare with the value of contract awards in earlier years. For example, infrastructure awards in 2001 totaled more than $36 billion. [More....]

Acacia Research Reports 4th Quarter and Yr End Financials

As seen on Acacia Technologies group revenues for the year ended December 31, 2004 were $4,284,000, comprised of $2,784,000 in revenues from their Digital Media Transmission (DMT(R)) licensing program and the recognition of $1,500,000 in deferred revenues from their television V-chip licensing program. During the fourth quarter they reported $779,000 in licensing revenues from their DMT licensing program. They entered into 103 new licenses for DMT technology in the fourth quarter, including 95 cable TV licenses. They signed an additional 9 licenses since the end of the quarter and have entered into 294 DMT technology licenses to date. [More....]

Larry Rosen et al. vs. OASIS on licensing

As seen on Intellectual property attorney and open source advocate Larry Rosen has issued a call to action to the free and open source software communities on what is yet another battle against 'reasonable and non-discriminatory' patent standards. The offending body this time is the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), a consortium of big tech companies including Dell, IBM, Oracle, and Novell; big end users like General Motors, Xerox, and the American Bar Association; and universities and government agencies. [More...]

TRAVELfusion announces grant of US patent

As seen on traveldaily TRAVELfusion, a London based pioneer in e-Commerce trip planning and comparison shopping has been awarded a US patent for TRIPplannerXML - the first XML platform to combine location based trip planning with the search aggregation and booking of web fares. [More...]

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Nonprofit T2 Papers, Fall 2004

As seen on ipmall.piercelaw.eduPapers from "Nonprofit Technology Transfer, Fall Semester, 2004": -- Don't Worry, Be Happy: Why Patent Holders Need Not Concern Themselves With the Products Liability -- Implications of Licensing Their Patents to Others, by Robert H. Wright -- Losing Patentability by Publication: When Does a University Publication Become a Patent Bar?, by Kumiko Ide -- Ownership of Inventions and Executive Order 10096, by A. Edward Doudera, Esq. -- The Pitfalls and Perils of Nonprofit Licensing When a Licensee is Facing Bankruptcy, by Mark D. Jenkins -- State Sovereign Immunity: A Royalty Free License To Infringe After Florida Prepaid, by Doug Portnow -- Stuck in the Sunshine: The Implications of Public Records Statutes on State University Research and Technology Transfer, by Christopher S. Reed [More...]

Alcan, Oman Oil , Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Sign Shareholder Agreement

As seen on Canada NewsWire: Alcan Inc. (NYSE, TSX: AL) has announced that it has signed a Shareholders' Agreement today with the Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C. (OOC) and the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) in the development of a proposed 325-kilotonne per annum aluminum smelter project in Sohar, Oman. [More...]

Infineon to End Munich Production, Affecting 800 Jobs

As seen on Infineon Technologies AG, a German semiconductor company investing $2 billion in factories abroad, will end production at a Munich plant employing about 800 people because technology used at the site has become outdated. Infineon will complete a transfer of the plant's production to factories in Regensburg, Germany, and Villach, Austria, by early 2007, the Munich-based company said in a Business Wire statement today. [More...]

OASIS patent policy lambasted

As seen on Open source and free-software advocates including Mitch Kapor, Lawrence Lessig, Tim O'Reilly, Bruce Perens, Eric Raymond, Lawrence Rosen, Doc Searls and Richard Stallman signed an email urging the community not to implement certain specifications sent out by OASIS. OASIS this month revised its patent policy in a way it claimed offers better options for open source software development. [More...]

Rambus Licenses Serial Link Tech to STMicroelectronics

As seen on Business Wire: Rambus Inc. (Nasdaq:RMBS), one of the world's premier technology licensing companies specializing in high-speed chip interfaces, has announced that STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM) has signed an agreement to license Rambus's RaSer(TM) Fibre Channel and PCI Express(TM) serial link technologies to be incorporated into the ST 90nm process technology library. [More...]

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Lexmark suffers 2nd Knock in DMCA case

As seen on A federal appeals court has denied Lexmark's request to consider reimposing an injunction against a firm that makes components that allow generic replacement ink cartridges to work in Lexmark printers. The ruling by the US Courts of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, leaves Lexmark's lawsuit against Static Control Components in bad shape. [More...]

EU consults on RFID technology | The Register

As seen on The EU is developing privacy guidelines for the use of RFID (radio frequency identification) technology. A European Commission advisory group, known as a Article 29 Working Party, is conducting a public consultation on the emerging technology. [More...]

Europe approves aid for Philips' fire-damaged wafer fab

As seen on The European Commission has authorized the transfer of 33 million euro (about $43 million) in state aid to Philips Semiconductors, for use at its facility at Caen, France, where a wafer fab was damaged by fire on 12 Dec. 2003. The public funding is for a research and development project aimed at developing technology for high frequency communications. The project, set to last from 2004 to 2008, is aimed at integrating active and passive components on silicon substrates, the European Commission said. [More...]

ABL, SA Acquires Majority Control of TherapyEdge Inc.

Acquisition Adds Key Biotech Patent and Related Products: ABL, SA (A Luxembourg Company) acquired majority control of TherapyEdge Inc.(Durham, NC) and its strategic intellectual property (IP), including seminal patents on computer decision support for treatment of complex diseases. Also acquired is the TherapyEdge-HIV Clinical Decision Support (CDS) and patient management software which offers guidance to physicians and care givers on complex therapies for diseases such as HIV/AIDS, TB, Hepatitis and complex diseases. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. ABL has granted exclusive right to sublicense the IP to Evidence Medical ( and has used the technology to update their widely used ViroScorer HIV resistance interpretation product suite. [More...]

Laboratory Animals: An executive, legislative & judicial narrative & research guide

As seen on Are the animals most widely used in laboratory research really animals at all, that is, within the meaning of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and its regulations? The controversy hinges on the definition of - animal - in the statute, currently found at 7 U.S.C. Section 2132 (g) (2004), and in the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regulations promulgated under AWA authority, at 9 C.F.R. Section 1.1. The debate over the level of protection offered rats, mice and birds used in research provides an instructive example of all three branches of government at work, if not always in perfect harmony, for nearly forty years, and demonstrates a few nuances of federal legislative and regulatory history research. [More...]

LawFuel - law, attorney, lawyer, legal news and legal resources

As seen on The Law News Network. Baker & McKenzie LLP announced that it has expanded its intellectual property practice with the addition of a team of attorneys to its San Diego office. The new group is led by partner Howard Wisnia, and includes associates James Conley, Noel Gillespie, Dave Koo, Christopher Serra and patent agent Lester Anderson. All six join from Paul Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP. [More...]

Will California's Stem Cell Initiative Reap Royalties?

As seen on When the backers of California's stem cell initiative were seeking voter support last year, they not only promised cures for dread diseases, but also licensing revenue for the state. A statement posted on the initiative proponents' Web site says that 'California will benefit for decades from patents and royalties that result from the research.' But most biotech IP lawyers say it is foolhardy and wildly optimistic to predict that royalty revenue will come to California in the uncertain area of stem cell-derived therapies. [More...]

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Courts and Torts: Touching on Intangibles

As seen on intellectual property is important, say executives. So why don't they act as if they mean it? Like the late Rodney Dangerfield, intellectual property (IP) doesn't get much respect. Yet the reason is still a bit of a mystery. To be sure, executives at both big and small companies acknowledge that it's important to handle IP - the intangible assets most often defined as patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets - correctly." [More...]

Renewable Energy Fund Defeated in North Dakota

As seen on Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson said the North Dakota House of Representatives has missed an enormous opportunity to grow North Dakota's economy through development of renewable energy. House Bill 1308 was defeated in the House on the second reading. The bill would have established a renewable energy trust fund with a $2 million appropriation from the ethanol production incentive fund. The Agricultural Products Utilization Commission would have administered the fund for feasibility studies, venture capital, matching funds and low-interest loans for renewable energy projects. [More...]

Expanding Texas Entrepreneurship Summit March 29 Austin

March 29 Austin Summit: Helping the Texas economy grow through business entrepreneurship will be the theme of a day-long summit on March 29 at the Austin Marriott at the Capitol. The Texas Entrepreneurship Summit: Expanding Economic Opportunity' will address key economic and community issues relating to entrepreneurship. The summit's major topics will include identifying entrepreneurial opportunities, building and developing successful entrepreneurs, and creating a community climate that encourages business development. [More...]

Davis, CA drug inventor lands $15M financing

As seen on Arete Therapeutics Inc. a Davis drug company, has raised $15 million in Series A financing from Bay Area and Seattle investors. The privately held company said it will use the money to develop compounds for cardiovascular, inflammatory and urologic disorders. The products are based on research by Bruce Hammock, an entomology professor at the University of California at Davis and member of the National Academy of Sciences. [More...]

Monday, February 21, 2005

10-Week Technology Transfer Course in D.C.

As seen on - T2 Society Washington Area Chapter: what - Fall 2005 Course on Technology Transfer: Issues and Processes where - USDA Graduate School, South Agriculture Bldg., U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 14th St. and Independence Ave., S.W., (Smithsonian Metro Stop) when - September 14 - November 16, 2005 - 6 to 9 PM cost - $325 (yes, you read it correctly - sounds like a steal!)

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Witness describes sharing Compuware's IP with IBM

As seen on Former Compuware Corp. employees shared information with rival IBM Corp. that helped the computer giant develop a competing software product, witnesses said Friday during the second day of testimony in the federal trial between the two tech firms. Compuware later reduced the price of the software used to run IBM mainframe computers, according to court testimony. Compuware sued IBM in U.S. District Court in Detroit in 2002, claiming IBM stole its technology, developed competing products and then undercut Compuware's prices using its market power, all in an attempt to destroy the Detroit-based software company. [More...]

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Microproducts Breakthrough Institute 2005

Gathering to Build a Micro/Nano Tech Economy: When: July 25 - 28, 2005 Cost: $150.00; Pre-conference courses $50-$100. Where: Portland State University, University Place Conference Center, Portland,OR What: leaders in research, education, technology development, industry, government, business, and venture capital investments focus on development of micro and nano technology for new products. [More...]

Nanotechnology Exhibit for Kids

As seen on "Nanotechnology exhibit lets kids get a close-up look at the tiniest parts of life By WILLIESHA C. LAKIN. Vertically challenged? Try thinking of it this way - you aren't 5 feet tall; you are 1.5 billion nanometers tall." [More...]

Friday, February 18, 2005

NC State chemists get $1 Million grant

As seen on : "North Carolina State University has received a $1 million gift from the W.M. Keck Foundation to further research on RNA-mediated evolutionary materials chemistry. This new field will influence advances in other fields such as materials science, nanotechnology and biotechnology. The grant will help support the ongoing work of Dr. Daniel Feldheim, associate professor of chemistry, Dr. Bruce Eaton, professor of chemistry, and Dr. Stefan Franzen, associate professor of chemistry, who have shown that the biological molecule RNA can be used to assemble nanoparticle materials. Nanoparticles are particles less than one billionth of a meter in size." [More...]

Start-up aims to revolutionize textile dyeing

As seen in Triangle Tech Journal: "HueMetrix, a start-up company based on 15 years of research at North Carolina State University's College of Textiles, is trying revolutionize the world of textile dyeing by creating a device that monitors the dyeing process in real time. The new system is designed to enable textile companies to further improve the quality and consistency of their products, reduce manufacturing costs, decrease time to market and help make their processes more environmentally friendly." [More...]

IP Boutiques Set Sights on South Carolina

As seen on IP Boutiques Set Sights on South Carolina: By Meredith Hobbs. "...In a case of patent lawyers thinking alike, two Atlanta IP firms, Needle & Rosenberg and Gardner Groff, have opened small offices in Charleston, S.C. Principals of both firms say the market for intellectual property law is heating up in South Carolina, which in recent years has invented more than the low country boil and the shag." [More...]


As seen on By Candace Stuart and David Forman. ...Small tech patenting activities - of which nanotechnology is a part - have skyrocketed in recent years, according to Thomson Derwent's Web of Nanotechnology online patent database. Experts expect the pace to continue quickening.... Recently, Carbon Nanotechnologies Inc. announced its patent portfolio now numbers 30 and declared it has broad patent protection. A few weeks earlier, Dendritic NanoTechnologies Inc. announced a deal with Dow Chemical Co. that consolidates the IP portfolio for dendrimer technology under Dendritic's control." [MORE...]

Hynix Semiconductor Licenses MOSAID Patent Portfolio

As seen on Yahoo Finance: : "Hynix Semiconductor Licenses MOSAID Patent Portfolio: MOSAID Settles Litigation with Major DRAM Manufacturer. On January 19, 2005, MOSAID initiated litigation against Hynix and two of its U.S.-based affiliates for infringement of six of MOSAID's United States patents in the Eastern District of Texas. In its complaint, MOSAID claimed that Hynix has infringed and continues to infringe by making and selling semiconductor products that utilize MOSAID's DRAM patents. MOSAID announced that it has signed an agreement with Hynix which settles its litigation and grants Hynix a license to the MOSAID patent portfolio for a term of six years. Fixed payments by Hynix will be spread over the six-year term of the license. Under the terms of the agreement financial details cannot be disclosed." [MORE...]

MPEG LA Opens Tokyo Office

As seen on BusinessWire: "MPEG LA opened its MPEG LA (UK) Ltd. Office in Tokyo, Japan. The Tokyo office is one step towards MPEG LA providing customer service and liaison to MPEG LA's many customers in Asia. MPEG LA pioneered one-stop technology patent licensing services worldwide and has a large current customer base in the Asia region." [More...]

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Feb 22 - Symposium on Financing Renewable Energy

Powering the Future: Squire Sanders Sponsors Symposium on Financing Renewable Energy "The cost of traditional energy has sparked increased interest in alternatives and ways to finance such projects. Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. is taking the lead in renewable energy finance by hosting a Feb. 22 program that covers financing issues and opportunities. The daylong program features speakers such as Marc Spitzer of the Arizona Corporation Commission, and Robert Baltes, president of the Arizona Distributed Energy Industry, to provide an overview on the renewable energy industry in Arizona and nationally." [More...]

CLEs Available at Open Source Business Conference - April 2005

Attendees can earn up to 11 MCLE credits in California at the second annual Open Source Business Conference(tm); CLE credits for 10 other states are currently pending. The event will be held April 5 and 6 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco and includes a conference track with 6 sessions focused on intellectual property and a keynote address by Lawrence Lessig, author and Professor at Stanford Law School, "Emerging Threats to Open Source Software." [More...]

Ashland Licenses FlexCure Tech to Schenectady Intl

Ashland Specialty Chemical, a division of Ashland Inc., and Schenectady International, Inc. (SII) have reached an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement that allows SII to manufacture and market Ashland's patented FlexCure(tm) products for certain electronic markets such as printed circuit boards, optical coatings (including CD/DVD and fiber optics) and industrial metal coatings markets." [More...]

Quantum Awarded U.S. Patent for Transportable Hydrogen Refueling Stations

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., (Nasdaq: QTWW), a leading designer, manufacturer and integrator of fuel systems technologies for hydrogen fuel cell and alternative fuel applications, announced today that it was awarded a United States patent for portable and transportable hydrogen refueling systems. [More...]

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

AGL Resources Inc. Obtains License Under Katz Tech Licensing

"AGL Resources Inc. (NYSE: ATG), based in Atlanta and its subsidiaries, have taken a license under the patent portfolio held by Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing, L.P. and licensed through A2D, L.P. The license covers services offered by AGL Resources in the 'Energy and Utility Services' Field-of-Use. These services, including customer service provided to consumer and business accounts, are delivered through automated systems as well as the combination of automated systems and live agents. Other terms of the license were not disclosed." [More...]

Former prof loses ruling over patent

Judge orders Nobel Laureate Fenn to pay Yale over $1 million. As seen on [BY SUSIE POPPICK, Staff Reporter] "A Nobel Laureate and former Yale professor must pay the University more than $1 million for stealing, licensing and unjustly profiting from his own prize-winning invention, a federal judge ruled Thursday, 2/10/2005. Though John Fenn GRD '40 argued that he had rights to his discovery under the Bayh-Dole Act, a federal patent law, U.S. District Judge Christopher Droney determined that Fenn knew Yale rightfully owned his invention -- a method of mass spectrometry for analyzing large biological molecules -- under the University's official patenting policy." [More...]

Monday, February 14, 2005

BirchBob Technology Search Engine

BirchBob by BirchBob Technology is a free search engine specializing in licensable technologies from university, government, and industry laboratories around the world. [More...]

Ener1 Nanotech Unit Prepares to Commercialize Battery Electrodes

As seen on PRNewswire: Ener1 Nanotech Unit Prepares to Commercialize Revolutionary Battery Electrodes - Ener1 will produce high discharge rate lithium-ion battery electrodes for hybrid electric vehicles, other uses - Ener1, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ENEI) announced today that its NanoEner, Inc. subsidiary has established and equipped a pilot nanotechnology-based manufacturing facility to fabricate electrodes for high discharge rate, lithium-ion batteries. The company's battery subsidiary, EnerDel, Inc., in which Delphi Corporation holds a 19.5% interest, is in discussions with automotive OEMs regarding evaluation of samples for use in hybrid electric vehicles where the high discharge rate characteristic is viewed as key to performance and cost. [More...]

Friday, February 11, 2005

Universities Add Cutting Edge to Their Brainpower

As seen in Business Weekly... Universities add cutting edge to their brainpower... "Universities in the East of England have added a commercial cutting edge to their brainpower and are creating record levels of jobs and wealth for UK plc, the Government has revealed." [More...]

Dow Keen on More T2 in India Dow keen on more technology transfer in India - MUMBAI: "One of the world's largest chemical companies, Dow Chemical Co. said it was looking at India in a big way to license technology to Indian Petrochemical companies. " [MORE...]

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

CNBC Commercial to Build Awareness for U.S. BioDefense's California Stem Cell T2 Initiative

As seen on ArriveNet - CNBC Commercial to Build Awareness for U.S. BioDefense's California Stem Cell Technology Transfer Initiative. CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA -- (Market Wire - Feb 07, 2005) -- The stem cell technology industry in California has been the subject of heated interest and now possibly emulation by other states looking to foster innovation. California recently passed State Proposition 71, the $3 Billion California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative, which finances embryonic as well as adult stem cell research with State funds of approximately $295 million annually for 10 years beginning with 2005." [More...]

Reality Check on Technology Transfer

As mentioned in the Arizona Republic. ASU President Michael Crow offers a reality check on technology transfer in a new book, University Inc.: The Corporate Corruption of Higher Education (Basic Books) [More...]

Saturday, February 05, 2005

IP methodology starts with verification infrastructure

As seen on EDN - Design And Reuse: IP methodology starts with verification infrastructure by Sean Smith, Denali Software. "IP (intellectual property) is key to enabling massive SOC (system-on-chip) designs. The use of commercial IP seems simple and easy at the surface, but the electronics industry must address a number of critical issues before it can realize IP's value. Physical issues aside, a cursory look at the functional aspect of verifying and integrating IP reveals some opportunities for significant strides toward a meaningful methodology." [More...]

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Open source developers get IP and patent assistance

From Computer Business Review: Open source developers get IP and patent assistance. "The open source community is getting more legal assistance from a new center set up by its top legal expert, Eben Moglen, as well as improved access to IBM Corp's recent patent donation. If SCO Group Inc's legal claims against Linux and IBM can be said to have achieved anything it is to have galvanized the open source community into formalizing its legal practices and commitment to supporting those that cannot afford to face potentially weighty legal bills." [More...].

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Software Improves University T2 Process

New Software Improves University Tech Transfer Process; Software Licensed from the University of Maryland Provides Complete System for Managing Technology Transfer Cycle. POTOMAC FALLS, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE via COLLEGIATE PRESSWIRE)--Tradewinds announced the commercial release of Tradewinds Navigator(TM). Designed and used by the University of Maryland`s Office of Technology Commercialization for more than 10 years, Tradewinds Navigator(TM) enables colleges and universities to fulfill the promise of the Bayh-Dole Act, allowing academic institutions to gain control of their inventions while providing an effective way to manage the process of transferring inventions to industry. [More...]