This past summer saw quite a few news stories and commentary that we here at Fuentek think are worth reading for technology transfer offices (TTOs). One in particular — Daniel Isenberg’s “Do Startups Really Create Lots of Good Jobs?” — was considered all by itself. Today’s post provides even more grist for the tech transfer mill. Enjoy!
Welcome back to another edition of our “Worth Reading” posts for technology transfer offices (TTOs). As longtime readers of our blog know, we keep an eye on the tech transfer industry and occasionally share the insights of Fuentek’s leadership here. One thing you’ll notice is our first three entries are articles from the March 2016 issue of Technology Transfer Tactics. Now in its tenth year, this newsletter has become a useful resource for keeping up with the tech transfer industry. The in-depth stories they put in print provide extremely useful details not found in the weekly email edition.
As 2015 draws to a close, we take a look back at some of the news and commentary related to innovation management, technology transfer, intellectual property protection, entrepreneurship, and the future of STEM education that held our attention this past year. Plus a few of our favorite tweets! Happy New Year!
Today we bring back a reader favorite for our blog. In returning to these “Worth Reading” posts, we’re changing things up to include insights from across Fuentek’s leadership. These perspectives from Laura Schoppe, Danielle McCulloch, and Becky Stoughton are based on the expertise they have gained in doing what we do as well as their past experience. Enjoy!
Worth Reading: Penn State Auctions IP, TB Alliance Makes Lemonade, Research on the SRA-Licensing Effect, and a #TechTransferTrends Chat
Today’s “Worth Reading” post runs the gamut from traditional print journalism to online blogging and to a tweet chat on technology transfer trends. Prospects for Penn State Patent Auction May Not Be That Bright: This commentary on the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) blog relates to the announcement that Pennsylvania State University will be auctioning off some of its intellectual property (IP) to the highest bidder. The IAM blog post is worth reading because of its insights, which were spot on. Here are my thoughts about it:
Following up on last week’s Worth Reading post, I’d like to offer this postscript for those of you going the AUTM® 2014 meeting in a couple of weeks. These two items will help you with your networking and prepare you for our panel on incentivizing researcher participation in technology transfer. BTW, have you taken our 5-minute survey yet? Do it now! First off, we have The Innovative and Entrepreneurial University. Released in November, this report from the U.S. Commerce Department and the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) presents “the increasingly diverse ways in which colleges and universities across America are promoting cultures of entrepreneurship on campus and encouraging students to start companies.”…
It’s time again for our monthly Worth Reading post. It’s a short one — just two items — but it’s on a big topic: patents. “Standing Up to the Anti-Patent Beanball:” This post by Joe Allen on IPWatchdog was in response to attacks in The Washington Post and on Techdirt. Joe’s post is definitely worth reading. The original pieces that prompted it both take superficial and out-of-context portrayals of the value of patents and university licensing. Unlike such balanced analyses as…
As subscribers of Fuentek’s quarterly e-newsletter The Fountain know, we publish our Top 10 Tweets every issue. Like our Worth Reading posts, we use these to help technology transfer professionals keep up with what we think are some of the most important stories in our industry. So for our last post of 2013, here is Our Top 10 of Our Top 10 Tech Transfer Tweets. We hope you enjoy this year in review… 140 characters at a time.
As we leave Thanksgiving behind, work our way through Hanukkah, and head toward Christmas, today’s post focuses on holiday shopping as well as the usual articles and reports of interest to the technology transfer, business development, and R&D communities. Let us know about your favorite science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) gift ideas as well as readable tidbits.
Worth Reading: University-Industry Collaborations, a Social Media Success, the Shutdown, and In Memoriam
If you’re looking for something worthwhile to read in between doorbell rings from trick-or-treaters tonight, check out these items. Oh, and let us know if any of your visitors are wearing STEM-related costumes!