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Universities Announce New “Lab to Market” Initiatives

Posted in Technology Transfer
Earlier this year,135 university leaders across the country joined together in a pledge (pdf) to undertake greater efforts in commercializing university technology and to “ensure that the knowledge and technological breakthroughs developed through campus-based research was rapidly and broadly disseminated to advance the nation’s social and economic interests.” On September 16th of this year –… Continue Reading

Carnegie Mellon patents not invalid on summary judgment

Posted in Patent, Technology Transfer
Case:  CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY v. MARVELL TECHNOLOGY GROUP (W.D.Pa. 9-28-2011) What happened: Carnegie Mellon University tech transfer office circulated an invention disclosure relating to disc drives. The tech transfer office was informed that a different inventor from Seagate had previous worked on a similar technology, but the Seagate inventor stated that, “[The Carnegie Mellon professors’]… Continue Reading

Better Funding Means Better Tech Transfer

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At the Innovation website, Ben Ray Lujan cites a new study that shows the importance of tech transfer with respect to federally-funded technology. Moneyquote: A major study of the current state of affairs of technology transfer across the federal government was recently released by the Institute for Defense Analyses Science and Technology Policy Institute .… Continue Reading