AUTM Newsbrief
Feb. 19, 2015

AUTM 2015 Annual Meeting in New Orleans: Hear Keynote Speaker Steven Johnson
Steven Johnson is the leading light of today's interdisciplinary, collaborative, open-minded approach to innovation. His writings have influenced everything from cutting-edge ideas in urban planning to the battle against 21st-century terrorism.

Johnson was chosen by Prospect magazine as one of the "Top Ten Brains of the Digital Future." Hear his Keynote Address at the AUTM 2015 Annual Meeting.

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Discovery to Product Aids University of Wisconsin in
Commercializing Patents

The Badger Herald
While the University of Wisconsin recently ranked sixth among 100 universities for the number of patents issued in 2013, bringing more of these patents to market remains a challenge. In 2013, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the nonprofit patent and licensing organization for UW, helped with the issuing of 160 patents, according to a UW statement.More

University of Iowa President Touts Efforts to Boost Commercialization of Biomedical Research
The University of Iowa
In a meeting with state business and education leaders, University of Iowa President Sally Mason outlined steps the university is taking to accelerate the transfer of biomedical research into the marketplace. The remarks were shared during the Iowa Innovation Council's Biomedical Roundtable at the BioVentures Center in the UI Research Park. Doane Chilcoat, Bioscience Workgroup co-chair for the council, facilitated the meeting.More

Maryland Professors Develop Idea for Less Expensive, Painless Vaccines
The Diamondback
Aside from the public debate about side effects some attribute to vaccines, the day-to-day use of immunizations against bacterial disease and viral infection means expensive preparation for companies and sore arms for patients. But two university professors are developing a method that could solve both problems and begin a new paradigm for vaccination. Their idea: Vaccine delivery via soap bubbles.More

Penn State Commits $30 Million to 'Invent' Program
Campus Technology
The Pennsylvania State University system is kicking off a major initiative to spur economic development. President Eric Barron has announced a multiyear, $30 million investment to support job creation, economic development and student career success. The university is hoping to see the state support its goals in "Invent Penn State," as well.More

AUTM 2015 Annual Meeting: On-site Registration Begins Sunday, Feb. 22
The AUTM registration desk is located in the Strand Foyer on the second level of the Hyatt Regency New Orleans during the following times:

To expedite the registration process, download an on-site registration form (links below) and bring a completed copy to the AUTM Registration Desk, located in the Strand Foyer on the 2nd level of the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

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Get Ready to Network!
The online partnering tool, AUTM Connect™, sponsored by MacMillan Sobanski & Todd LLC and MDB Capital Group, is now available. AUTM Connect™ makes it easy for attendees to market technologies, effortlessly set up meetings and find nearby restaurants and cafés for offsite meetings.

Click here to download for iPhone, iPad, Android or any mobile web device.

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AUTM 2016 Annual Meeting Call for Topics is Now Open
Participate in the AUTM 2016 Annual Meeting by suggesting a 1.5-hour workshop or special interest group. The deadline to submit is April 13. Submit your topic today.More

Proposed Changes to AUTM's Bylaws
AUTM is growing and changing, all for the better. As AUTM evolves, it becomes necessary to modify and update current bylaws, as well as the organization's Connecticut Certificate of Incorporation. AUTM members will vote on the proposed changes during the business portion of this month's Annual Meeting. You can review the proposed changes here.More

AUTM/LES CLP Exam Review Course
Maximize your time at the AUTM Annual Meeting by attending the AUTM/LES CLP Exam Review Course on Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

This CLP Exam Review Course helps professionals prepare for the CLP exam. Taught by experienced CLP-certified professionals, the emphasis of the course is on the eight CLP domains, the practice exam questions and the participants' results. The one-day review also includes access to our Virtual Knowledge Community, providing another opportunity for participants to review the domains and to ask questions of the experts.

Of those who have taken this review course and the exam, 80 percent passed.

To learn more and to register, visit the LES website.More

AUTM Webinars
AUTM webinars efficiently train one or multiple staff members.

April 23
Anatomy of a License Agreement
Explore strategies and tactics that can be used to promote cooperative negotiation and tactics commonly used in competitive negotiations.More

Testing Chemotherapy's Effectiveness Early in Treatment
During early stages of chemotherapy treatment, doctors can't predict whether a patient's tumor will die or survive. But at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, a serendipitous discovery may have changed that. The resulting test, licensed to Toronto, Canada-based Rna Diagnostics Inc., analyzes RNA to assess chemotherapy's effectiveness. It would allow doctors to identify patients who aren't benefiting from a specific chemotherapy regimen and switch those patients to another treatment — instead of continuing on a path that won't lead to improved health.

Read more about this technology and how it came to market at