Interesting news in the world of technology licensing: the Department of Energy recently announced ‘America’s Next Top Energy Innovator Challenge’—a licensing program offering special terms to startup companies on a set of patent licenses from national labs with the goal … Continue reading
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
Thanks to Fuentek’s social media efforts, our inbound leads for client technologies have been going up dramatically, as have the leads coming in through more traditional marketing mechanisms. I get so excited every time we generate a new lead for … Continue reading
I read the recent Technology Transfer Tactics article, “Ready-to-Sign Licensing Boosts Efficiency and Deal Flow,” with great interest as I flew to Las Vegas for the AUTM® 2011 conference. When the University of North Carolina launched its Carolina Express License … Continue reading
Negotiating royalties is challenging under the best of circumstances. In this post, I outline several real-world examples of successes, near-failures, and collapsed deals. Example 1: David versus Goliath Several innovators (we’ll call them the Davids) from a corporate giant … Continue reading
Blog Series Viewing Technology Licensing through a New PRISM This collection of blog posts outlines Fuentek’s Prioritize, ROI, Information Management, Streamline, Measure focus. Download PDF.
A discussion on the Techno-L forum reminded me of an answer Fuentek came up with a few years ago to the question most commonly facing university offices of technology management (OTMs): What do you do when professors-inventors want to form … Continue reading
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