Author Archives: Laura Schoppe

Calculating the R and I in ROI: The R in PRISM of Technology Licensing

Editor’s note: This is the third in a six-post series on how Fuentek views technology licensing through a new PRISM. How do you decide if the return is worth the investment when you’re prioritizing your technology licensing opportunities? There are … Continue reading

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Always Prioritize Your Technology Licensing Opportunities: The P in PRISM

Editor’s note: This is the second in a six-post series on how Fuentek views technology licensing through a new PRISM. Whether your intellectual property (IP) portfolio is small or enormous, prioritizing your commercialization opportunities let’s you put your money and … Continue reading

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Viewing Technology Licensing through a New PRISM

Doesn’t an acronym make everything better? Seriously, sometimes the act of sitting down and thinking through the essence of what you do in an effort to come up with a clever, memorable acronym leads you to greater clarity about what’s … Continue reading

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Portable Antenna Technology Benefiting Haiti Relief and Military Efforts Wins R&D 100 Award

A technology with roots in an ongoing technology transfer relationship with NASA’s Glenn Research Center is a recipient of an R&D 100 Award! The inflatable antenna from the GATR Technologies® company provides emergency Internet access, cell coverage, and phone lines … Continue reading

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“The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread!” How to Describe Your Technology

Updated May 27, 2011 To be successful in licensing your intellectual property, you have to be able to describe it well. A new paper gives some useful advice on how to write an effective technology description, which is a key … Continue reading

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Practical Advice for Tech Transfer Web Sites

One of the first posts we had on our blog talked about best practices for a technology commercialization Web site. I am proud to announce the release of a new paper on how to build an effective Web site for … Continue reading

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Fly Me to the Moon: NASA Moonbase Alpha Game Launches

Yes, you can be an astronaut based on the south pole of the moon! How? With NASA Moonbase Alpha, the first installment in NASA’s massive, multiplayer online (MMO) game. NASA released the game on Valve’s Steam network. In the game, … Continue reading

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Invest in Your Inventors: Training Pays Off

Schoppe leads a training session for innovators at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. (NASA photo by Chris Gunn) In most organizations, the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) is where the rubber meets the road when it comes to intellectual … Continue reading

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The Dos, Don’ts, and Benefits of TTO Use of Social Media

Last Tuesday, I had the pleasure of serving on a panel discussing the rising trend in Technology Transfer Office (TTO) use of social media to market intellectual property portfolios. Sponsored by Technology Transfer Tactics, the webinar was designed to help … Continue reading

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Oil Industry Struggles Could Be Solved by NASA

As we continue to hear about the deteriorating conditions in the Gulf of Mexico and await word as to the exact cause of the BP oil spill, I am reminded of the many innovations emerging from NASA that can help … Continue reading

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