AUTM Newsbrief
Mar. 26, 2015

AUTM 2015 Annual Meeting Presentations
Are you looking for the handouts from a session at the AUTM 2015 Annual Meeting? If you were an attendee, you can access recordings and handouts (which were included in the cost of your registration) in AUTM's Live Learning Center.

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University of Texas engineer takes home SXSW Interactive Innovation Award
The University of Texas
A noninvasive, 3-in-1 skin cancer detection device developed by researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin took home top honors in the "SciFi No Longer" category at the 18th annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards on March 17. The 3-in-1 device could potentially save billions in U.S. health care costs annually by eliminating the need for most biopsies.More

The Patent Bracket: See which team would win the tournament based on total inventions
A deep run in this month's NCAA tournament could be worth millions of dollars to a school, as March success can spur enrollment, alumni donations, and the opening of public funds. And though it's played out on a much smaller stage, that's nothing compared to what innovators can bring to campus, with a game-changing discovery in a university lab potentially resulting in billions.

That's why this year, ChicagoInno looked at the 68 tourney teams through the lens of invention, determining who wins every matchup by the number of patents a university has filed. The University of Texas, which benefits from being at the center of a large state system, tops the bracket with 2,325 patents.More

New York College Pairs Business Students with Researchers to
Aid Commercialization

Albany Business Review
Graduate-level business students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are working with science and engineering faculty to assist researchers in the commercialization process. The goal of the masters' scholars research program is to give graduate students experience building a business around advanced technologies. The program in the Lally School of Management also pairs students with researchers in the business school.More

University of Iowa Program Brings Students Together for Medical Innovation
Iowa City Press-Citizen
Undergraduate engineering student Mary Dain and medical school student Kevin Pettit study on opposite sides of campus, but since the start of the fall semester, they've been collaborating on a common project. The two University of Iowa students are part of a nine-member team — made up of representatives from the colleges of Engineering, Medicine, Business and Law — working together to give heart surgeons new and better options in the operating room.More

Oxis Biotech Executes Option Agreement to Certain Patents/Intellectual Properties Owned by University of Pittsburgh
Oxis Biotech, Inc. has announced the execution of an exclusive option agreement with the University of Pittsburgh related to certain patents/intellectual properties developed by Dr. Xiang-Qun Xie, Associate Dean for Research Innovation and Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy. These patents/intellectual properties relate to novel compositions-of-matter which could prove useful as therapeutics for the treatment of various human diseases.More

AUTM 2016 Annual Meeting Call for Topics
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

SAVE THE DATE: AUTM Aerospace Technologies Partnering Forum
Join AUTM at Wichita State University for an in-depth discussion of the challenges and opportunities in the aerospace technology sector.

The meeting features a reverse showcase of presentations from industry partners, including highlights of technological areas of interest and best methods for working with aerospace partners. Attendees will also have an opportunity to introduce their institution and showcase their available technologies in the exhibit area.

Short panel sessions and plenty of opportunities for one-on-one networking with industry partners round out the event.

AUTM Aerospace Technologies Partnering Forum
June 9-10
Hosted by Wichita State University
Wichita, Kansas, USAMore

SAVE THE DATE: 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, Tennessee, USA

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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, Washington, USA

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SAVE THE DATE: AUTM Essentials Course
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, Washington, 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.

May 7
New Models for Monetization of Assets — Are NPEs Something of the Past?
This webinar addresses how more than ninety-five percent of U.S. patents do not generate any licensing revenues, even though university technology transfer offices are licensing more than 30-50 percent of their technologies. Presenters explain approaches that can make licensing more efficient.

May 27
Words of Wisdom for Negotiating Non-Standard Material Transfer Agreements
An overview of the most heavily negotiated terms typically found in industry-to-university MTAs. Presenters will discuss expectation management, prolonged negotiations and how to overcome challenging MTAs as a barrier or delay to research.More

Better World Project Featured Story
At many veterinary and medical schools, students still practice suturing techniques on orange peels, pig feet or fabric. To improve that educational experience, surgeons at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science at Colorado State University developed a multilayer silicone suture pad that mimics live tissue — and founded a company called SurgiReal. Read more in "Veterinary Surgeons Make Suture Training More Like the Real Thing."

Then take a minute to enter a technology from your institution for a chance to be one of the Featured Stories. Or, create a customized report of the stories from your institution that may be already in the database.

For more information about the Better World Project, visit here. More