Yes, you can be an astronaut based on the south pole of the moon! How? With NASA Moonbase Alpha, the first installment in NASA’s massive, multiplayer online (MMO) game. NASA released the game on Valve’s Steam network. In the game, … Continue reading

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I recently worked on a new licensing deal for a Fuentek client and wanted to share a few tips that led to our success. These ideas about marketing intellectual property are not unlike the best practices that my Fuentek colleagues … Continue reading

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NASA and private industry are striving to develop all-electric aircraft to reduce emissions, cut dependence on fossil fuels, and eliminate excessive maintenance costs linked to lubrication system failures. Essential to this effort is the development of low-friction bearings. As such, … Continue reading

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Updated Oct. 12, 2010 Five techniques for effective communications with external stakeholders Establishing effective communications with potential licensees or prospective partners is a daunting task. Successfully getting someone’s attention, developing the business case for a constructive dialog, establishing the proper … Continue reading

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Several new designs and fabrication methods developed by innovators at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center combine advances in performance with low-cost processes to enable economical production of strong, lightweight, adaptable, uniquely shaped, insulated, chemically resistant vessels and cryogenic tanks. Fuentek … Continue reading

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Five techniques for effective communications with internal stakeholders Maintaining effective communications with your Technology Transfer Office’s key stakeholders—inventors, attorneys, administrators, financial personnel, public relations department—sounds easy, but quite often it is considerably more challenging and resource intensive than we expect. … Continue reading

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A new data storage device developed and patented by innovators at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center uses high-density ferroelectric memory to store electronic information as a digital or analog signal and then convert it back to the original data format. … Continue reading

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Schoppe leads a training session for innovators at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. (NASA photo by Chris Gunn) In most organizations, the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) is where the rubber meets the road when it comes to intellectual … Continue reading

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Fuentek conducted vital background research Many of Fuentek’s blog posts discuss technologies available for licensing from NASA. And yet, technology transfer at NASA involves not only the “pushing out” of innovations for technology commercialization, but also the “pulling in” of … Continue reading

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Last Tuesday, I had the pleasure of serving on a panel discussing the rising trend in Technology Transfer Office (TTO) use of social media to market intellectual property portfolios. Sponsored by Technology Transfer Tactics, the webinar was designed to help … Continue reading

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