Author Archives: Laura Schoppe

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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Tapping Young Talent During Lean Times: A Great Idea, but Proceed with Caution

There was an article in the October issue of Technology Transfer Tactics about university tech transfer offices tapping into their student body for low-cost labor. I whole-heartedly agree that—with the right training program—students can be a huge help to TTOs … Continue reading

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Consider the Long-Term Impact of Cost-Cutting Solutions

In the past year or so, many universities have slowed down or even stopped their patenting and marketing activities because of budget constraints. Though I understand the realities of disappearing endowments and tight state budgets, I believe TTOs have cost … Continue reading

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Commercialization Success Requires Patience

It can take years for a promising technology or invention to catch on as a successful, commercialized product. A good example is the CorTemp™ Ingestible Core Body Thermometer Pill. The patented, U.S. Food and Drug Administration-regulated thermometer pill was invented … Continue reading

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Laura Schoppe Discusses Collaborative Research and Development

Podcast Laura Schoppe Discusses Collaborative Research and Development In this podcast, Fuentek’s founder and president Laura Schoppe addresses technology infusion and explains what steps companies should take before searching for potential partners. You can download the podcast free by registering … Continue reading

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