Tag Archives: Technology Transfer

Important Update re: Bayh-Dole Law and Policy: Another "March-In" Petition

Another “march-in petition” has been filed recently as part of the on-going implementation of the Bayh-Dole system. The attached web page provides access to the petition, cover letter, and broader context. Now, several groups are seeking march-in against a series of AIDS/HIV related drug patents. Funding for the underlying inventions was provided by the NIH.  No … Continue reading this entry

Nanotechnology for Defense Conference: Celebrating Ten Years, Call for Abstracts, and Some History

This year is the ten year anniversary for a leading nanotechnology conference, the Nanotechnology for Defense Conference (NT4D). The call for abstracts indicates a February 18, 2012 initial deadline. The conference will be held August 6-10 in Summerlin, Nevada. Defense is one of the fundamental and perhaps the most stable pillar for nanotechnology commercialization, along with other … Continue reading this entry

Two Updates from Two Contrasting Webpages: Federal Energy Tech Transfer and Nano.gov Finally Posts News

I saw two items this week of note, illustrating a contrast in webpage activity for those that follow cleantech and nanotech: Karina Edmonds is the DOE Technology Transfer Coordinator and blogs about the role of technology transfer from government-sponsored research. One of my favorite technologies is GPS (for example, few things are better than getting into … Continue reading this entry

Useful Source for Monitoring State Government and Cleantech Support

For those interested in monitoring state government work with cleantech, a useful resource is www.progressivestatesnetwork.org. For example, a 2010 summary of cleantech efforts in job creation can be found at http://www.progressivestates.org/node/24464. We were pleased to see the emphasis on technology transfer and partnering. Also, one can easily pick out updates for the particular states one might … Continue reading this entry

Tech Transfer Debate Brews: Provide More Options for Faculty to License Their Inventions?

A technology transfer debate may be brewing which could impact nanotechnology heavily. First, the Kauffman Foundation set forth the idea that U.S. innovation could be improved by allowing faculty to choose their own licensing agents and not be limited by the university technology licensing office. Then, the Harvard Business Review recently elected this idea as a … Continue reading this entry