An effective, iterative IP marketing process begins with revisiting the decision to proceed with marketing. This first step might seem odd, given that the “go” marketing decision was informed by an assessment. But in most cases, there is a lag … Continue reading

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NASA’s Kennedy Space Center invites companies to license this innovative power-limiting circuit for batteries. This technology is designed to limit the power output from a battery without compromising battery lifetime in situations where there is little headroom for dropping voltage … Continue reading

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Updated September 2016 Too often in my work, I see organizations trying to commercialize inventions without really considering the commercial viability of the technology. Just because you can get a patent on an innovation doesn’t automatically mean you should commercialize it. … Continue reading

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Feature Article Making Your Company into a Virtual Organization This article was published in the Winter 2009 issue of Mobility Entrepreneur Magazine and can be downloaded here with the publisher’s permission.

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Sense changes in shape in real time without affecting performance and without the need for structural modifications NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center has developed a shape-sensing technology that offers high resolution (0.5-inch) at a 60-Hz refresh rate. The technology is contained … Continue reading

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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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High-Speed Three-Dimensional Laser Scanner with Real-Time Processing NASA Ames Research Center offers for license its award winning, patented ShuttleSCAN 3-D surface scanning and profiling technology. Originally developed for critical, real-time inspection of damage to the thermal protection tiles of the … Continue reading

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At least a dozen intellectual property (IP) listing Web sites exist today. Effective placement of your IP on these Web sites can yield low-cost leads for your technology commercialization program. Nonprofits can especially benefit from these sites, as participation is … Continue reading

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A simplified, cost-saving measurement device using optical transmission properties Innovators at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center have developed a unique prototype for measuring the liquid level in a tank, employing the properties of optical transmission. The technology is simpler and … Continue reading

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Commercializing software presents a number of unique challenges. Creating a high-quality, self-running demonstration can alleviate some of the skepticism typical of the software industry, help increase the quality of your technology commercialization leads and save hours of effort in presenting … Continue reading

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