AUTM Newsbrief
Aug. 1, 2013

Copyright Policy, Creativity and Innovation in the Digital Economy
IP Watchdog
The U.S. Department of Commerce released a green paper on copyright policy, creativity, and innovation in the digital economy to advance discussion on a set of policy issues critical to economic growth. The Green Paper discusses the goals of maintaining an appropriate balance between rights and exceptions as the law continues to be updated; ensuring that copyright can be meaningfully enforced on the Internet; and furthering the development of an efficient online marketplace.More

Technology Industry Taking Aim at Patent Trolls
POLITICO
The tech industry, after focusing laserlike on immigration reform for much of the past year, is using the slow congressional walk on that issue to increasingly turn its attention to another fight: getting Washington to curb patent trolls. Silicon Valley has long complained about abusive patent litigation, calling it extortion and an unseen tax on its businesses. But now, with other sectors from retailers to realtors crying foul about the problem, the tech industry sees an opportunity to spur Washington into action.More

Triad Universities Shine Light on New Solar Technology Research
WRAL TechWire
Can concentrating sunlight with mirrors be developed into a less expensive and more efficient solar energy technology? Scientists and engineers from four Triad universities are working with industry on a project aiming to find out. The university researchers are working with two Triad companies, 3A Composites of Colfax and Slane Marine in High Point, as well as 3M. They also are in discussions with Cool Energy Inc. of Boulder, Col.More

Purdue Innovations Receive Over $200K From Commercialization Fund
Enhanced Online News
Purdue University researchers received over $200,000 through the Trask Innovation Fund to commercialize their innovations. The Purdue Research Foundation-managed Trask Innovation Fund assists faculty and staff whose discoveries are commercialized through the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization. Corey Neu, assistant professor in Purdue's College of Engineering, received $50,000 to support "Critical Advancement to a New AFM/NMR Instrument." It allows researchers to better understand cell movement and physical and chemical properties at a single-cell level.More

Copyright Policy, Creativity and Innovation in the Digital Economy
IP Watchdog
The U.S. Department of Commerce released a green paper on copyright policy, creativity, and innovation in the digital economy to advance discussion on a set of policy issues critical to economic growth. The Green Paper discusses the goals of maintaining an appropriate balance between rights and exceptions as the law continues to be updated; ensuring that copyright can be meaningfully enforced on the Internet; and furthering the development of an efficient online marketplace.More

University of Washington Launches Record Number of Startup Companies
University of Washington
The University of Washington launched a record 17 startup companies this fiscal year. That makes fiscal 2013 the UW's single most productive year for startup formation. It places the UW among the top five schools in the nation. The center coaches entrepreneurial faculty, students and staff through the commercialization process, offering specialized programs at every step.More

Initial Public Offering Nets University of Michigan Pharmaceutical Spinoff More Than $80 Million
AnnArbor.com
A spinoff pharmaceutical company of the University of Michigan Office of Technology Transfer raised nearly $82 million in an initial public offering. OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, now based in Redwood City, Calif., is developing a series of drugs meant to combat the cancer stem cells that are responsible for driving the growth and metastasis of tumors.More

Secure Your Accommodations Now — AUTM Eastern Region Meeting
AUTM
The AUTM 2013 Eastern Region Meeting takes place September 9-10 in Boston MA. AUTM has negotiated a discounted rate of $200 for single or double occupancy. Reserve a room online now. Be sure to make reservations by Friday, August 9, 2013; afterward, the discounted room rate may not apply. All rates are based on availability and subject to state and local taxes and hotel service fees.

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Learn a New Approach to Negotiations – AUTM 2013 Western Region Meeting
AUTM
Join other Western Region members for the AUTM 2013 Western Region Meeting in Portland, OR Sept. 30 - Oct. 1. At the meeting, you'll learn a new approach to complex negotiation, as attorney Martin Medeiros, author of Negotiating Beyond Tomorrow: A Systems Approach to Negotiation, walks you through: