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DOE’s New Option to License Program – Not an Express License, but Still Valuable

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

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Using a Two-Step Application Process to Help Qualify Licensing Prospects

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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Finding the Deal Worth Making: How to Qualify a Technology Licensing Prospect

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

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Ready-to-Sign Licensing Agreements: Does One Size Fit All?

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

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Lessons from Royalty Negotiations: 3 Stories from the Field

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

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Viewing Technology Licensing through a New PRISM

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.

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Professor Start-Ups: Hedging Your Bets with a Hybrid License

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

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Standard License Agreements: UNC’s New Twist

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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