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Worth Reading in Tech Transfer: Funding, Pruning, and Pitching

Online reading of technology transfer newsThis past summer saw quite a few news stories and commentary that we here at Fuentek think are worth reading for technology transfer offices (TTOs). One in particular — Daniel Isenberg’s “Do Startups Really Create Lots of Good Jobs?” — was considered all by itself. Today’s post provides even more grist for the tech transfer mill. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Busting the Startup Myth: Implications for Tech Transfer

Hand with marker writing the word Facts MythsAn interesting article in Harvard Business Review caught my attention… mostly because its message sounded very familiar. In the article, entrepreneurship ecosystems pioneer Daniel Isenberg asks an important question: Do Startups Really Create Lots of Good Jobs? He suggests that the startups-create-jobs idea has experienced “the truth effect,” gaining legitimacy and becoming accepted as fact when the reality is far different: Continue reading

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Worth Reading in Tech Transfer: Spring 2016

Online reading of technology transfer newsWelcome back to another edition of our “Worth Reading” posts for technology transfer offices (TTOs). As longtime readers of our blog know, we keep an eye on the tech transfer industry and occasionally share the insights of Fuentek’s leadership here. One thing you’ll notice is our first three entries are articles from the March 2016 issue of Technology Transfer Tactics. Now in its tenth year, this newsletter has become a useful resource for keeping up with the tech transfer industry. The in-depth stories they put in print provide extremely useful details not found in the weekly email edition. Continue reading

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Help for Industry: Collaborating with Universities and Government Labs

One Plus 1 is More Than TwoFor technology-based companies, universities and government labs are a great resource for reducing the risk, cost, and time to market for new products. Not only have they extensive capabilities, expertise, and intellectual property (IP) portfolios, but they also have a growing interest in collaborating with industry. Companies wanting to pursue partnerships with university/government labs now have a new resource to consult for how-to advice. Continue reading

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Worth Reading in Tech Transfer: Best of 2015

Online reading of technology transfer newsAs 2015 draws to a close, we take a look back at some of the news and commentary related to innovation management, technology transfer, intellectual property protection, entrepreneurship, and the future of STEM education that held our attention this past year. Plus a few of our favorite tweets! Happy New Year! Continue reading

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Worth Reading in Tech Transfer: Summer 2015

Online reading of technology transfer newsToday we bring back a reader favorite for our blog. In returning to these “Worth Reading” posts, we’re changing things up to include insights from across Fuentek’s leadership. These perspectives from Laura Schoppe, Danielle McCulloch, and Becky Stoughton are based on the expertise they have gained in doing what we do as well as their past experience. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Knowledge Transfer Metrics: It’s Not That Simple

2011-07-14_kid-in-foil-hats_iStock_000016193676LargeAlthough we tend to focus on technology transfer here on the Fuentek blog, our industry is broader than that. One aspect I was asked about recently is knowledge transfer. Specifically, I was asked: Can you suggest a tool to measure/assess quantity and quality of knowledge transfer? This is a complex question since knowledge transfer is more qualitative than quantitative, but metrics gathering is an inherently quantitative exercise. However, there are some quantitative measures that provide a sense of knowledge transfer. Continue reading

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Worth Reading: Penn State Auctions IP, TB Alliance Makes Lemonade, Research on the SRA-Licensing Effect, and a #TechTransferTrends Chat

Online reading of technology transfer newsToday’s “Worth Reading” post runs the gamut from traditional print journalism to online blogging and to a tweet chat on technology transfer trends. Prospects for Penn State Patent Auction May Not Be That Bright: This commentary on the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) blog relates to the announcement that Pennsylvania State University will be auctioning off some of its intellectual property (IP) to the highest bidder. The IAM blog post is worth reading because of its insights, which were spot on. Here are my thoughts about it: Continue reading

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Copyright Trolls and Infringement: Tips for Tech Transfer Professionals

OnlineParalegalDegreesInfographicLydia Bailey of Online Paralegal Degree Center recently sent me an infographic to share with our blog readers. It was called “What Every Website Owner Should Know about Copyright Trolls.” It was definitely worth sharing, plus it reminded me of something that happened with a client. The infographic begins with a brief overview of what copyright is and how you can (and can’t) use someone else’s copyrighted works. Then it goes on to explain what copyright trolls do, how they do it, and how to fight them. In addition to the valuable information it provides, this infographic also touches on a pet peeve of mine — not so much the trolls, but those who infringe on copyrighted works. Continue reading

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Worth Reading in IP: Playing Beanball and Patent Stats

Online reading of technology transfer newsIt’s time again for our monthly Worth Reading post. It’s a short one — just two items — but it’s on a big topic: patents. “Standing Up to the Anti-Patent Beanball:” This post by Joe Allen on IPWatchdog was in response to attacks in The Washington Post and on Techdirt. Joe’s post is definitely worth reading. The original pieces that prompted it both take superficial and out-of-context portrayals of the value of patents and university licensing. Unlike such balanced analyses as… Continue reading

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