AUTM Newsbrief
Mar. 12, 2015

AUTM Asia 2015
AUTM Asia 2015 will be the largest gathering of academic research institutions, industry, technology transfer professionals and entrepreneurs in Asia. The four-day event will feature prominent speakers from North America, Asia, Australia and Malaysia discussing the latest technology transfer trends.

April 6-9
Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Registration Open for Certified Licensing Professionals (CLP) April
Testing Window

Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc.
Registration for the 2015 spring Certified Licensing Professionals (CLP) exam window is now open and extends through April 26. Applications are available via the website. The April 2015 exam window runs April 1-30; the next exam window is scheduled for October 2015.More

Commentary: Patent Trolls, Patent Thieves and the Future of Innovation
The Hill
The "troll." Per California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher and Rob Arnott, Chairman of Newport Beach, California-based investment management firm Research Affiliates, a troll is "an unlikeable, irritable ogre who hides under a bridge and eats unwary passers-by. An inside-the-beltway media campaign in favor of so-called 'patent reform' has appropriated this 'troll' image to reframe the debate on patent protection. What was once a 'patent assertion entity' has now been derisively but effectively rebranded as a 'patent troll.'More

Toledo Among 4 Schools to Launch National Science Foundation
Innovation Corps

Toledo Free Press
The University of Toledo was selected by the National Science Foundation as one of the first four sites in the nation to launch its Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Program for commercializing technology. UT partnered with the University of Michigan to launch the first class of I-Corps program participants at UT this week. Faculty, students and mentors from both universities gathered to work in eight teams through the six-week I-Corps program.More

Company Looking to Change Cancer Treatment With University of Iowa Business Help
The University of Iowa
The future of cancer treatment will be nothing like it is today, and a new company is hoping to be at the forefront of the changes with help from the University of Iowa. Immortagen is introducing a variety of products and service that will help oncologists provide patients personalized cancer care using the results of genetic testing of their tumors. Founded by four University of Iowa researchers, it's expected to hit the market later this year with assistance from the UI's Office of Research and Economic Development.More

Johns Hopkins Higher-ups: 3 Things Needed to Create an
'Innovation Ecosystem'
Johns Hopkins University officials have been talking about putting more energy into fostering more entrepreneurship among the Baltimore institution's vast research megalith. Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels recently released a 20-page report that lays out plans for $40 million in new investment over five years. Officials want the new money to fuel the growth of an "innovation ecosystem."More

Lone Star UAS Center Tests Ground-Based Sense-and-Avoid Radar System
Inside Unmanned Systems
Sense-and-avoid technology is critical to safely and successfully integrating unmanned aircraft systems into the U.S. airspace, which is why testing these systems through places like Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems research center is so crucial now. The research center conducted flight operations earlier this month to test a ground-based sense-and-avoid radar system from SRC Inc.More

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

AUTM Successful Practices in Small Technology Transfer Offices
AUTM's Small Office Course is designed specifically for technology transfer professionals working in small offices. This course will be beneficial to those with an interest in starting a new technology transfer office or who already have an existing small office and would like to grow existing efforts dramatically.

Successful Practices in Small Technology Transfer Offices
July 21-22
The Hilton Nashville Downtown
Nashville, TN, USA

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AUTM 2015 TOOLS Course Announced
AUTM's TOOLS Course provides a fundamental understanding of technology transfer and the patent and licensing processes. The critical issues of compliance and using iEdison will be explored, along with finding efficient ways to manage and utilize large volumes of information and data.

Technology Operations and Organization Licensing Skills Course (TOOLS)
Oct. 5-7
The Westin Seattle
Seattle, WA, USA

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AUTM Essentials Course Announced
AUTM's Essentials Course brings participants to a common understanding of the fundamental goals and processes of academic technology transfer. The course builds skills and resources necessary to function effectively at evaluating inventions and negotiating license agreements.

AUTM 2015 Essentials of Academic Technology Transfer Course
October 5-7
The Westin Seattle
Seattle, WA, USA

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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

When Pig Feet Just Don't Cut It
Frustrated with the lack of a realistic material for his students to practice suturing techniques, Dean Hendrickson, DVM, a professor of surgery at Colorado State University, took matters into his own hands.

He and a colleague developed a multilayer silicone suture pad that mimics live tissue and founded SurgiReal to sell the product to medical training programs and their students.

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