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Failure to assess value of intellectual property…

March 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

As intangibles and intellectual property becomes a more mainstream aspect of today’s merger and acquisition models, it’s important to spend an appropriate amount of time fairly valuing those assets.  Chris Bull explains more: “The intellectual property component is only part of the overall intangible asset value, although in technology-based companies — or brand companies — […]

Walter G. Copan Named Brookhaven Lab’s Tech Commercialization & Partnerships Manager

March 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

“an internationally recognized leader in technology management and commercialization, has been named Office of Technology Commercialization and Partnerships manager at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, effective March 22.”

IOWA Centers For Enterprise awards $300k for technology commercialization

March 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The University of Iowa provided $300,00o in seed money to to UI researchers. “The seed fund program is supported by Iowa Department of Economic Development appropriations to the Iowa Board of Regents under the Grow Iowa Values Fund ( GIVF ). The funds will support the development of UI innovations with commercial potential, said Pamela […]

USPTO and UK Patent Office Collaborate

March 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Reuters:  In an effort to share research and ultimately reduce years of application backlog the US patent office and the UK’s patent office have agreed to work collaboratively on patent application research.  For us inventors – every little bit of time savings helps. “At the USPTO, we have already undertaken substantial reform of our system […]

IP Deal Headlines for week of 3-22-10

March 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

GE signs technology transfer deal with Umicore, a Belgian company,  for an NOx emissions reduction system. Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI), has acquired certain IP and other assets of Schwintek, Inc. for $20 M in cash.  Seesmart LED Receives IP License for LED Fluorescent Tube Replacements from ilumisys/Altair Engineering. Smiths Detection’s diagnostics business signed a collaboration & licence […]

Ericsson in talks to Buy LG Nortel

March 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Nortel Networks about ready to shed another piece if it storied history. Ericsson is set to pick up Nortel’s stake in LG-Nortel.  This is interesting to us in the IP space because that leave basically Nortel’s CDMA/LTE patent portfolio as the only major asset of value left.  It is said to be worth more than […]

Bio-Science Incubator University Enterprise labs $20 M expansion

March 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

St. Paul-based University Enterprise Laboratories is planning a $20 million expansion to create new space for more new firms. Question still remain as to the longer term viability however given its checkered past. “UEL plans to add 40,000 square feet of lab and office space on 3.5 acres of land next to the facility, according […]

Jackson estate signs largest licensing deal in music history

March 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It appears that Michael Jackson’s estate secured a $250 million licensing deal with Sony allowing Sony broad licensing rights to previously released and yet to be released content.  By way of reference Elvis’ estate still sees music revenues in the $50 to $60 million range each year.  Appears Sony has struck a very smart deal for themselves and […]

Atayne receives seed grant from Maine Technology Institure

March 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Atayne, maker of eco-friendly apparel made from trash received $12,500 from the Maine Technology Institute.  While the amount may appear small by most accounts it’s an important investment in such a cutting edge concept. “MTI’s seed grant enables Atayne to expand its product line in a new direction:  below the waste.  Since Atayne’s founding in […]

Utah State University launches Inventor Portal

March 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Technology Commercialization Office is launching the USU Inventor Portal. The electronic Portal makes it possible for users to view the status of their inventions directly from their desk. The portal is accessible through a user’s USU A# login and gives each inventor the ability to do the following activities:  Complete and submit Invention Disclosures online although […]

USTAR Awards Tech Commercialization Grant to Algae Fuels Project

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Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR) and it’s Governing Authority Awarded a Technology Commercialization Grant (TCG) to CCA for Dry Process Bio Jet Fuel from Algae Project. “We are a small company that has developed jet aviation fuel from algae. We have already made a fuel that is suitable for ground applications; gas turbine […]

Apple’s mobile IP portfolio rivaling Google and Microsoft

March 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Apple has been on a tear of late with its success in the laptop, mobile devices and iPhones.  That is no surprise.  But what might suprise you is their ever increasing (by leaps and bounds) patent portfolio in and around mobile and mobile devices.  Three cheers for the iPhone again, and again, and again… Microsoft […]

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt saw continued growth for 7th consecutive year

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Schwabe’s Intellectual Property Practice Sees Strong Growth in 2009

Redpoint Bio seeks avenues to license RP44

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Redpoint Bio (RPBC) has secured a licensing deal for its RP 44 all-natural sweetner.   “RP44, an all-natural sweetness enhancer that has the potential to be a game-changer for sweetening carbonated or non-carbonated beverages. ” as reported by They believe that Redpoint has multiple paths to strike it rich – through licensing to the soft drink […]

IP Deal Headlines for week of 03-15-10

March 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Ipsen grants Rhythm exclusive global rights to 2 metabolic disorder programs for a reported $80 Million. Microsoft inks second Linux-based licensing deal with Japan’s I-O Device.  Applied Biosystems LLC (part of Life Technologies Corp.) and Idaho Technology Inc. have signed a cross-licensing agreement that covers a broad range of products including hardware, software, and reagents. […]

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