Author Archives: Laura Schoppe

Webinar: Stop Reacting, Start Proacting: Planning for Strategic Tech Marketing

If you read the Fuentek blog regularly, you’re probably familiar with the technology screening webinar we launched earlier this year. Well, today we announced a new webinar that provides training on what comes next for technologies that show potential for commercialization success. The “Stop Reacting, Start Proacting: Planning for Strategic Technology Marketing” webinar helps you not only be more proactive and efficient in selecting the technologies you market but also develop the right marketing plan for each one. Planning for technology marketing is important. Once you’ve figured out whether an innovation has what it takes to make further investment in commercializing it worthwhile, then you need to… Continue reading

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Research Tips for Developing Keywords – Webcast Now Available

When you conduct online market research for technology screenings or market-based technology assessments, keywords are critical to finding relevant information about the technology’s potential markets, competitors, and licensees. Fuentek has developed a free webcast to help you understand some of our keywords best practices—tips that you can use to improve your online market research.
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A White House Meeting Revives Tech Transfer Recommendations

The White HouseYesterday I went to Washington with about two dozen other North Carolina small businesses to meet with several of our country’s legislative and executive leaders. It was a great opportunity—one that I hope will eventually lead to genuine action that supports the transition of innovations developed with federal funding into commercial applications. And I have a few ideas about how to do that. Continue reading

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Conferences: On Presence and Presentation

Five-part NASA booth Fuentek developed for 2008 MODSIMWe have found that industry conferences and trade shows can be a great way to connect with potential partners and licensees. Not only are they a captive audience, but often they’ve chosen to come to the event because they are interested in talking about collaboration. Having a booth or other display is one way to create opportunities for those conversations. If you choose to go that route, then the type of display or booth you bring should match your goals and the type of event. For example,… Continue reading

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Use Success Stories to Avoid Collateral Damage in the Patent Wars

shattering lightbulbPatents have been getting some pretty bad press lately. Between stories about patent trolls in The Economist and on NPR’s This American Life and the patent wars raging between Apple, Google, Microsoft, HTC, Samsung, etc., tech transfer professionals are probably finding their cocktail party conversations getting a bit more interesting… and not in a good way. As the public hears more, some question why we have patents at all. They think that if patents are causing this much trouble, they must be bad. This misconception is a problem that technology transfer offices (TTOs) can and should proactively work to overcome. Continue reading

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Proactively and Strategically Managing IP—Webcast Now Available

Managing intellectual property (IP) is often handled best with a phased approach. Fuentek recommends a strategy that is both proactive and strategic to identify the valuable technologies in your portfolio and then determine the best way to market them. This is captured in our webinar, A Step-by-Step Process for Technology Screenings: Technology Triage for TTO Professionals and Interns. When we originally presented this webinar back in May, we tweeted about some key ideas that were presented about narrowing down your technology portfolio to get to the most likely innovations for deals. The full webinar is available for download if you missed it, or you can get a preview by registering for our free webcast. Continue reading

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Good Reads in Tech Transfer

Following on the heels of last week’s post about the hottest tech transfer topics on our blog this past year, I wanted to point out a few interesting articles and blogs that have caught Fuentek’s attention in recent months that are definitely worth a read. Continue reading

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What’s Hot in Tech Transfer

Today is the 2-year birthday of the Fuentek blog! Looking back, we have seen some big issues in our industry. We’ve covered quite a few of them here, and a peek at our analytics suggests that there are, indeed, some hot topics.

Below is a list of the blog posts that were tops this past year.

 

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How Does Your Marketing Message Sound? Free Webcast Now Available!

Fuentek is a big believer in the power of a specific, tailored marketing message. Our own marketing communications process follows the AMMO approach: Audience Message Mechanism Outcome. You may have read about AMMO on our blog in the past, but we wanted to highlight a few more details of this approach, specifically related to the Message. So, we’ve put together a free webcast to give you expert insight into the nuances of Crafting Your Tech Marketing Message. Continue reading

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Bringing Universities and Corporations to SRA Negotiations with a Letter of Intent

Recent experience with a Sponsored Research Agreement (SRA) has underscored the potential miscommunication that often keeps universities and corporations from peacefully coming to successful negotiations. So, I’d like to take some time to weed through what each party can (and cannot do) and why, in an effort to clear up some misconceptions and potential frustrations. Continue reading

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