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AUTM released highlights of its annual U.S. Licensing Activity Survey covering technology transfer activities in fiscal year 2013. The report notes, “institution licensing and startup activity are very strong”, including 818 new companies created, an increase of 16% over prior year.Learn more > > >
AUTM’s Board met Congressional stakeholders to hand-deliver the message of technology transfer’s societal benefits and economic impact. See details of the Board’s advocacy efforts and FY2013 Highlights of the industry’s growth in patents, licenses and new business start-ups.
“…the metaphor of “a troll lurking under the technology bridge” aptly describes a recent flare-up in the business of getting discoveries across that bridge into the marketplace.”
Also read "Coalition Patent Letter"
Signed by a diverse group of university licensees and others concerned with the direction of patent legislation.
Check out the year-end summary of Featured Stories from 2014, which showcases technology transfer and its positive impact on society. And don't forget to browse the Better World Project searchable database where AUTM members can add stories and opt to have them reviewed to be become Featured Stories in 2015!
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The AUTM Eastern Region Planning Committee invites you to suggest topics for the AUTM 2015 Eastern Region Meeting, which will take place on Aug. 31 – Sept. 1 at the Raleigh Marriott City Center, Raleigh, North Carolina USA.
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SIG-6 Metrics Successful Practices
|Target Audience:||All Audiences|
|Co-facilitators:||Kevin E. Cullen, Ph.D., University of Glasgow
Shawn A. Hawkins, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
AUTM collects valuable metrics to allow technology transfer offices to compare themselves with their counterparts, but there is still a need to find useful metrics of success that can be communicated to stakeholders within and outside the university; examples of these non-AUTM metrics might include jobs created and capital attracted by spinouts, number of drugs approved, or number of products in the marketplace. In this session, speakers will discuss the metrics they’ve found to be most useful in conveying the value of technology transfer activities to university administration, state government and the business community, as well as strategies for gathering and communicating these metrics.