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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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H8 Sharing Data and Assets Across Industry and Academia to Drive the Science Base and Innovation
|Track:||Industry - Academic Relations|
|Target Audience:||All Audiences|
|Moderator:||Malcolm Skingle, Ph.D., GlaxoSmithKline|
|Speakers:||Rowan Douglas, Willis Research Network|
|Helene Rutledge , GlaxoSmithKline|
|Bin Yan, Ph.D., LL.B. , University of Miami W.H Coulter Center|
Increasingly, technology-driven companies are looking to de-risk research and development projects by sharing data and proprietary assets with selected academics in order to expand parts of the science base and to increase their internal knowledge. Many of these projects are co-funded by funding agencies on the assumption that the data generated is deposited into the public domain for all to access. This has driven an interesting dynamic where the corporate company has wanted increased levels of openness and some universities wish to adopt a more secretive approach. Several companies driven by global technology have developed innovative business models with certain universities in recent years in order to increase R&D productivity. These models will be described in detail in order to share what many in industries now consider to be best practice. Recent novel examples from different industrial sectors will be described, including business models from GlaxoSmithKline, Proctor and Gamble, and Willis Ltd, a company specializing in risk adjustment.