Author Archives: Laura Schoppe

Symbiotic Innovation: Proactive, Concerted Spin-Out and Spin-In

Updated July 2017 ***Note: Fuentek president Laura A. Schoppe is presenting a free webinar on how to improve communication and collaboration between an organization’s R&D units and the IP management/technology transfer office. Learn more and register here.*** Even if you’re … Continue reading

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Schoppe Talks with Simon

Recently I had a chance to talk with independent consultant Phil Simon for his “Technology Today” podcast. Prompted by a story that ran on National Public Radio, this podcast gave us time to dig a little deeper into some of … Continue reading

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National Attention for Telecommuting and Virtual Companies

A couple of weeks ago, Jack and I had the pleasure of being interviewed by National Public Radio’s Adam Hochberg about running a virtual company. The story ran today, and you can read an overview or listen to it here. … Continue reading

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For Telecommuters, It’s Not about Going to Work

National Public Radio Story For Telecommuters, It’s Not about Going to Work There’s no longer anything novel about the way Laura Schoppe does her job. Each workday, she goes upstairs to her office above the garage of her rural North … Continue reading

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Flex Options In The Workplace

In a recent Department of Labor Women’s Bureau teleconference, I had the pleasure of serving as a panelist with Danette Campbell from the U.S. Patent Trademark Office and Shirley Crews Taylor from the Flexible Workplace Initiative (Flexworks) in Houston. We … Continue reading

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Decentralizing University Licensing: A Naïve Idea in 2010

As a consulting firm, we would directly benefit from the idea posited by Robert E. Litan and Lesa Mitchell of the Kauffman Foundation, published as part of “The HBR List: Breakthrough Ideas in 2010” piece in the January 2010 issue … Continue reading

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Technology Screenings and Assessments: Making Informed Commercialization Decisions

Updated September 2016 Too often in my work, I see organizations trying to commercialize inventions without really considering the commercial viability of the technology. Just because you can get a patent on an innovation doesn’t automatically mean you should commercialize it. … Continue reading

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Making Your Company into a Virtual Organization

Feature Article Making Your Company into a Virtual Organization This article was published in the Winter 2009 issue of Mobility Entrepreneur Magazine and can be downloaded here with the publisher’s permission.

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Standard License Agreements: UNC’s New Twist

Many tech transfer organizations find that getting a license deal inked is a time-consuming process – too time-consuming. One possible solution to this recurring problem is to develop a standard agreement for licenses. Standardizing license agreements is beneficial to both … Continue reading

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The Pros and Cons of No-Cost License Revenue-Sharing Patent Marketing and Brokerage Services

This white paper provides guidance for federal agencies considering various venues for “passively” marketing their technologies. Continue reading

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