Category Archives: Licensing and Deal Making

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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Applying the 4 P’s to Get to the “Science of the Deal”

Blog Series Applying the 4 P’s to Get to the “Science of the Deal” This collection of blog posts presents a methodology to consistently and predictably execute licensing and partnership agreements. Download PDF.

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NASA’s Generalized Fluid System Simulation Program Benefits NASA Missions and Commercial Applications

Again and again we hear about how innovations developed at NASA for the space program are being used outside the agency for entirely new applications—thanks to the technology commercialization successes of NASA’s technology transfer program, the Innovative Partnerships Program. NASA’s … Continue reading

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Tackling the Sticky Intellectual Property Issues in Alliance Collaborations

Recommendations from an LES/ASAP Chapter Meeting Panel On Tuesday, I had the pleasure of serving as a panelist for the Research Triangle Park (RTP) chapter meeting of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) and Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP), focusing … Continue reading

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NASA Creates an Eco-Friendly Alloy

An alloy developed as part of a government-business partnership to create environmentally friendly vehicles has found a new life reviving the two-stroke motor. In the 1990s, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center participated in the Partnership for Next Generation Vehicles to … Continue reading

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NASA Impacting Our Lives: A View from the NASA Spinoff Day on the Hill

Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to attend the annual NASA Spinoff Day on the Hill event sponsored by NASA’s Office of the Chief Technologist and the agency’s Innovative Partnerships Program. This event was established to raise awareness about NASA’s … Continue reading

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NASA Technology Licensed for Off-Grid Refrigeration Of Vaccines

Oct. 28, 2015 update: This technology is now offered as part of the Startup NASA Initiative, which allows startup companies the opportunity to license select patented NASA technology with no up-front payment. Check out this Forbes article for other featured technologies. Fuentek plays … Continue reading

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Professor Start-Ups: Hedging Your Bets with a Hybrid License

A discussion on the Techno-L forum reminded me of an answer Fuentek came up with a few years ago to the question most commonly facing university offices of technology management (OTMs): What do you do when professors-inventors want to form … 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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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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