I’ve been thinking recently about deals. Well, obviously, we’re almost always thinking about deals! But specifically, I’ve been thinking about those deals that seem to fall into your lap. The bird-in-the-hand deals certainly can save time and marketing resources. And sometimes they make sense given the specifics of the technology, as we’ve blogged about previously. But sometimes the quick deal that seems to make sense at first blush is not the way to go. Continue reading

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When first introduced in 1976, supersonic commercial air travel promised Superman-like speed to commercial airlines and the flying public. At least, that was the idea. But when the aircraft traveled faster than the speed of sound, they generated thunderous sonic … Continue reading

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Monday kicked off the Eastern Region meeting for the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) in Baltimore. It was a day of good discussions and debate about how to encourage economic development through university technology transfer — the theme for … Continue reading

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NASA inventor Dean Tigelaar displays copolymer gel electrolyte. Editor’s note: This technology is no longer available for licensing. Most people have heard of the cartoon phenomenon SpongeBob SquarePants®. The extremely energetic and optimistic sponge lives in a pineapple under the … Continue reading

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Laura Schoppe and I had a great time yesterday presenting our “Putting Your Interns to Work: A Step-by-Step Process for Technology Screenings” webinar. If you followed Fuentek’s tweets with the #techscreen hashtag, you have a reasonable sense of what we … Continue reading

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Webinar A Step-by-Step Process for Technology Screenings: Technology Triage for TTO Professionals and Interns Whether your tech transfer office receives dozens of invention disclosures per month or only a handful, making the “technology triage” decision in the fastest and most … Continue reading

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If you read yesterday’s blog entry, you know we have a new poll running, and the topic is the overlap (or lack thereof) between economic development and tech transfer organizations. (Editor’s note: Here are the poll results.) TTOs’ compatibility with … Continue reading

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Ask anyone who works in intellectual property management and they’ll tell you: Patents ain’t cheap. (Well, some would use better grammar, but the sentiment is the same.) We’re talking $20K for a U.S. filing alone, and that doesn’t include the … Continue reading

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As spring is just about to round the corner into summer, our next webinar designed to train your tech transfer interns is also coming soon! Putting Your Interns to Work: A Step-by-Step Process for Technology Screenings will be held May … Continue reading

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Updated April 2016 We’ve talked quite a bit about Fuentek’s philosophy of a phased, step-by-step approach to many aspects of technology commercialization. Case in point: we begin by screening whether a technology is fit for commercialization before ramping up for marketing. … Continue reading

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