In my post last week, I talked about using competitive intelligence to implement Symbiotic Innovation. The same market research conducted for preliminary screenings to prioritize your technology commercialization opportunities for spin-out can inform your R&D, product development, and spin-in efforts. … Continue reading

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In my last post I talked about how collaborations can be less risky than mergers and acquisitions (M&A) when it comes to tapping into an external technology to accelerate or enhance product development. If your company is like most, you … Continue reading

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: It doesn’t matter if you’re a company, a university, or a government lab. If you’re investing in technology development, Symbiotic Innovation is the best way to do it. In my last … Continue reading

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Yesterday I talked about how the activities associated with spinning out patented technologies (or your other intellectual assets) can feed into your efforts to spin-in an external technology. Today let’s consider the reverse. So just to recap, spin-in is when … Continue reading

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As I’ve noted in my earlier post about Symbiotic Innovation and illustrated here, spin-out and spin-in are interdependent activities. Therefore, they are best pursued in concert. Since so many organizations view these as separate activities (sometimes led by completely separate … Continue reading

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Blog Series Staying on TOP of Your IP Asset Management Database System Project This collection of blog posts discusses how to successfully convert to a new intellectual property asset management (IPAM) database system. Download PDF.

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White Paper Enhancing Economic Development through Technology Transfer of Federal- and State-Funded R&D This white paper offers specific ways that government/university technology transfer offices and economic development agencies can contribute to a mutually beneficial partnership. You can download the paper … Continue reading

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A video lecture on the popular site Ted.com recently caught my attention as an interesting and entertaining way of explaining the big idea behind most tech transfer efforts. In the video, Zach Kaplan and Keith Schacht, co-founders of Inventables, a … Continue reading

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The New Small by Phil Simon features Fuentek and other small companies that are pioneering new ways of doing business. Technology consultant, author and public speaker Phil Simon recently interviewed me to discuss running a small company, harnessing new technology, … Continue reading

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Editor’s Note: This is the final post in a four-post series examining Fuentek’s lessons learned from managing Intellectual Property Asset Management (IPAM) database system migration projects. As I noted in the previous posts in this series, three critical elements can … Continue reading

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