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Research Tips for Developing Keywords – Webcast Now Available

When you conduct online market research for technology screenings or market-based technology assessments, keywords are critical to finding relevant information about the technology’s potential markets, competitors, and licensees. Fuentek has developed a free webcast to help you understand some of our keywords best practices—tips that you can use to improve your online market research.
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Screening Techs Before Patenting Pays Off: Running the Numbers

Patent Applications Filed vs. Patents IssuedI was chatting with a Fuentek colleague last week who had recently run some numbers related to the technology screening work we have been doing for a client. Two facts came up that I wanted to share. The first related to saved patenting costs. We have screened lots of invention disclosures for this client, and over time we’ve rated a total of 134 techs as having low or medium-low commercial potential, recommending that the client not patent them. Cost savings: $3.355 million (assuming $25K/patent). Great news, though not surprising when you do the math on the value of technology screenings. My colleague also showed me the graph below, which charts… Continue reading

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Why Do Screenings—Webcast Now Available

If your technology transfer office (TTO) has a large tech portfolio, you certainly don’t have time to actively market every innovation. Even if your portfolio is on the smaller side, doing so is probably not the most efficient use of your time and resources. Let’s face it, some technologies have greater market potential than others. That’s why Fuentek finds our technology screening process to be critical to efficiently weeding out technologies that are not ready for licensing, helping you get to the best—fast. Continue reading

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Technology Screening Redux: Insights from a Post-Webinar Q&A

Regular readers of Fuentek’s blog may recall that our recent webinar about how to perform efficient technology screenings included a Q&A session with the trainers 3 weeks after the initial session. Well, that Q&A session was held yesterday, and I … Continue reading

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Our Top 5 Tweets from Yesterday’s Webinar on Technology Screening

Laura Schoppe and I had a great time yesterday presenting our “Putting Your Interns to Work: A Step-by-Step Process for Technology Screenings” webinar. If you followed Fuentek’s tweets with the #techscreen hashtag, you have a reasonable sense of what we … Continue reading

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Webinar: A Step-by-Step Process for Technology Screenings: Technology Triage for TTO Professionals and Interns

Webinar A Step-by-Step Process for Technology Screenings: Technology Triage for TTO Professionals and Interns Whether your tech transfer office receives dozens of invention disclosures per month or only a handful, making the “technology triage” decision in the fastest and most … Continue reading

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Considering the “Why?” of Interns and Technology Screenings

Last week, I was talking with a tech transfer professional about our webinar to train interns on performing technology screenings. And the question came up: Why interns? Shouldn’t technology managers screen technologies? I can understand why he asked. Given the … Continue reading

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The Value of Technology Screenings: Let’s Do the Math

Editor’s note: For more on this topic, see the blog post “Screening Techs Before Patenting Pays Off: Running the Numbers“ Several recent posts on the Fuentek blog have talked about having interns perform technology screenings. You probably also noticed that … Continue reading

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Screening: Is the Technology Fit for Commercialization?

RedStool-Straight_IMG_0029-900pxEffectively managing intellectual property (IP) requires being selective about where to direct your limited resources. Not every technology can (or should) go to market. So how do you determine which innovations are poised for commercialization success and which have low-potential and should be released/abandoned? For the most efficient use of resources, the best practice is to start with a technology screening. Today we’ll consider what that involves. Triage First to Check for Red Flags When a technology first comes into the office — usually in the form of an invention disclosure — there is the preliminary step of confirming that the technology doesn’t have any major show-stoppers. Before investing any resources in screening the technology… Continue reading

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