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Taiwan Announces $1.9B Biotech “Mega Fund” for Commercialization

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Tawain makes a significant bet on assisting firms to continue to innovate in and around biotech in their country. “CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – April 30, 2010) –  2010 BIO INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION — In an effort to solidify its leadership role in the global biotech industry, Taiwan’s Dr. Jin-Fu Chang, minister of state of the Executive Yuan and […]

Palm buyer speculation over: H-P the $1.2 Billion Winner

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After much ado about who – H-P emerges as the final bidder for Palm.  With smartphones exploding wordlwide this acquisition gives H-P a new entre into this hotly contested market. “The companies announced Wednesday, after Wall Street trading ended, that HP will buy Palm for $1.2 billion. The $5.70 per share offer amounts to 23 […]

Sandia wins 2 national technology transfer awards for work with Cray, Stirling Energy Systems

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Always good to see the world’s leading innovators move their innovations into commercial marketplaces: “Sandia National Laboratories has won two national Federal Laboratory Consortium awards for its efforts to transfer technology to supercomputer manufacturer Cray Inc., and solar energy supplier Stirling Energy Systems, Inc.”

Penn’s CTT Unveils UPSTART Co. Formation Program

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“Penn’s Center for Technology Transfer (CTT) introduces UPSTART, a program aimed at developing Penn intellectual property by helping faculty form new companies based on their inventions and technological innovations. The program, a comprehensive suite of services geared to connect entrepreneurs, investors and funding organizations with Penn researchers, combines the business-creation strengths of CTT and its […]

Kodak forecasting $450 M in licensing transactions for ’10

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While Kodak reinvents itself (again) it is posting significant EBITDA related to its licensing deals.  Mark Kaufman from Rafferty Capital Markets believes Eastman Kodak’s licensing revenues will be near $450 M in their current fiscal year. It’s not prudent to rely this heavily on one’s IP portfolio year to year but it can certaily buoy […]

IP Deal Headlines for week of 04-26-10

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Nintendo Signs S3TC Technology License Agreement with S3 Graphics extending existing 10 year relationship. Cryptography Research and Actel Announce License Agreement. Denso Corporation to License WindSpring’s DMTools(TM) Mobile Data Optimization Software. Microsoft grants licensing rights to HTC for Android phone. Federal Revenues from Technology Transfer soared past $170 M, a 71% increase over a year […]

SBA Announces $2 Million Small Biz Innovation Grants

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The SBA said today $2 million in grants are available to governors of states and territories to support programs for innovative and technology-driven businesses. Under the agency’s Federal and State Technology partnership program, the grant funds are used for outreach and technical assistance to science and technology-driven small businesses with an emphasis on helping socially […]

Lenovo: Licensing Palm’s WebOS?

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With HTC now walking away from any potential deal for Palm’s WebOS, it appears as though Lenovo is the closest firm still standing in line to make that move. “Lenovo seems to be more than capable to build a hardware platform that would utilize Palm’s WebOS. It would not need to buy Palm; it could […]

Cambridge University’s commercialisation company, makes £8m

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From a gamut of licensing, consulting, and equity deals, Cambridge University announces over 400 transaction from its commercialization company. “Cambridge Enterprise (CE) currently holds equity in 72 companies on behalf of the university, and 2009 was a highly successful year for many of the companies in the portfolio, with 22 of them together raising more […]

FuelCell Energy gets $100K hydrogen grant

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FuelCell, of Danbury, Conn. is developing technology for producing high-purity hydrogen that could be used at refueling stations for hydrogen-powered automobiles  and equipment.  Over 1800 applicants applied to the US Dept of Energy’s  Small Business Research and Innovation Technology Transfer programs.  An esteemed honor at any award amount.

IP Deal Headlines for week of 04-19-10

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NAEG Acquires Proprietary Wind Energy Technology License Fuecotech Completes $20.8M Intellectual Property Deal With Helpful Technologies Inc. Yissum Licenses Cutting Edge Technology for Enhanced Digital Image Processing to Adobe Systems. SOLEXEL licenses methods for thin-film solar cell technology. IBM and Lionbridge Partner for Instant Translating Technology.

Palm Destined for Purchase By an IP Shop?

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Lots of speculation on purchase of Palm. “From Bloomberg: – HTC refuses to confirm or deny interest – Lenovo refused to comment – Nokia does not comment on market rumors – Dell is said to have considered making an offer, did not, and is not commenting – ZTE Corp. made no comment (perhaps not even […]

IP Deal Headlines for week of 04-12-10

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Columbia University Licenses Strand Simulation Technology to Adobe Systems Celgene, Agios in Cancer Pact for $130M Up Front

Hocking College Receives $1.49 M in grant money

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Ohio’s Third Frontier Fuel Cell Program has agreed to provide Hocking College with a major grant to continue research in the area of fuel cells. “A $1.49 million grant, the largest award given in support of Ohio’s growing fuel-cell industry, was given to NexTech Materials Ltd. of Lewis Center, in collaboration with Hocking College and […]

Board formed to help Texas tech firms secure state funds

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The Texas Emerging Technology Fund is looking for ways to reach deeper within the Universities for Innovation. “The new Emerging Technology Fund Regional Board will review the screening committee’s recommendations and forward entrepreneurs’ plans to the state for review by the Emerging Technology Fund’s statewide 17-member advisory committee. The final decision regarding ETF funding is […]

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