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Penn. NanoMaterials Commercialization Center Awards $450,000 to Five Firms Statewide

July 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Funding was used for further commercialization of nanomaterials for new energy solutions. “PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center recently announced that it has provided $450,000 in funding to five companies located throughout the state of Pennsylvania in its seventh round of awards. This round of funding was focused on commercializing the application of nanomaterials for […]

LearnSphere received $1.7 M Investment from Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

July 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

LearnSphere of New Brunswick announced they have received a $1.7 million investment from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency to start a commercialization program. “Annette Comeau, CEO of LearnSphere Canada, said the money will allow about 70 projects to apply for technical or financial assistance to bring their products to market.  LearnSphere will oversee the fund […]

Mediomics Lands $460K STTR Grant

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Mediomics reports securing a new grant from the Small Business Technology Transfer group. “Mediomics has reeled in $460,000 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences through a Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant.  The company plans to use the funds to develop and increase the sensitivity of its biosensor technology and to […]

Berkeley Lab Gets Its Own Entrepreneur in Residence

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Jim Matheson, a partner with Flagship Ventures a VC-shop, has been the EIR working with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  “Snce late last year Jim Matheson, a partner at VC firm Flagship Ventures, has been Berkeley Lab’s “entrepreneur in residence.” From his firm’s headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he travels to Berkeley monthly to meet with scientists […]

Colorado State University, CSU Ventures Create New PE Fund to Advance Research Innovation

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Colorado State University looks to continue its efforts to advance invention and innovation that has ties to its institution with the formation for CSU Ventures – a private equity fund focused on innovative firms with various affiliations to the institution. “FORT COLLINS – Colorado State University and CSU Ventures have created CSU Fund I LLC, […]

EU targeting IBM these days

July 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

European Union leaders have set their sites on IBM and their continued dominant position in the mainframe marketplace.  IBM a long term antagonist of MSFT in their battles with the EU are now on the other end of the gavel… From the Wall Street Journal.  “BRUSSELS—Reanimating long-dormant scrutiny of International Business Machines Corp., European Union […]

NVIDIA loses patent infringement suit against Rambus

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NVIDA has lost another round with Rambus in front of the US International Trade Commission.  The ITC is issuing a ban order on the NVIDA products that appear to be infringing. “NVIDIA previously suggested it would consider paying Rambus to license the technology if the ITC ruled in the latter company’s favor. Both parties have […]

Sympalys Chair Jean-Pierre Forte Earns A Seat In The Ranks Of Stanford Who’s Who

July 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Jean-Pierre Forte is Founder and Chairman of Sympalys and is one of the top leading professionals in the business of intellectual property.  Jean-Pierre has over 25 plus years of experience in business, which consists of management of the Intellectual Property Department of a major European agrochemical group, served as an examiner, President of Opposition Divisions […]

Microsoft Pitches Technology-For-Equity Licensing To Entrepreneurs

July 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Microsoft launches “Microsoft Intellectual Property Ventures” to encourage more licensing among smaller tech firms. “The program, called Microsoft Intellectual Property Ventures, is the latest initiative in an ongoing strategy to license Microsoft technologies to a broader range of companies. Until now, many of Microsoft’s licensing partners have been other large technology suppliers. The company revealed […]

PNC Financial & Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing, L.P. Settle Patent suit and Enter Into License Agreement

July 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

“LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ — The PNC Financial Services Group,Inc., (NYSE: PNC), headquartered in Pittsburgh, and Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing, L.P., headquartered in Los Angeles, announced today the settlement of patent litigation between the parties and that, as part of the settlement, PNC has agreed to pay an undisclosed sum for a nonexclusive […]

IP Deal Headlines for week of 07-26-10

July 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Microsoft and Nikon signed cross-licensing patent agreement on Nikon’s digital camera patents and consumer electronics patents from each company.     Mosaid Signs Patent License Agreement with Nanya Technology.     CSIRO Grants Global License For New Polymer Technology.     Mindspeed Enters into Agreement for $10 Million Sale of Intellectual Property.     XOMA Receives $750,000 Milestone Payment From AVEO Pharmaceuticals. Vlingo Corporation […]

Astrazeneca to Pay $2M in 1st Settlement of Seroquel Suits

July 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

AstraZeneca Plc has agreed to pay $2 million in a settlements which involves more than 200 cases of its antipsychotic drug Seroquel which is said to causes diabetes. This settlement, will  provided an average payout of more than $10,000 per case.  Further, the U.S. court- ordered mediation involving 26,000 cases filed against London- based AstraZeneca over […]

Toyota Settles Infringement Case Over Hybrid Patent

July 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

“Toyota Motor Corp., the world’s biggest automaker, settled a patent-infringement dispute that had threatened U.S. imports of its newest hybrid vehicles, including the Prius.  The agreement with Paice LLC, ending six years of litigation, was announced today as a hearing was to begin on a claim against Toyota before the U.S. International Trade Commission in […]

ITT settles GPS patent dispute with Motorola.

July 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

ITT Corp. has settled its patent dispute with Motorola Inc., after claiming the mobile-phone maker incorporated global positioning systems in its devices that infringed ITT rights. The manufacturing conglomerate said it was pleased with the outcome, although details of the settlement weren’t disclosed except to specify that it resolved all issues between the two over […]

Raytheon names Mark T. Esper as VP, government relations

July 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Defense contractor and aerospace company Raytheon Co. said on Friday that it has named Mark T. Esper as vice president for government relations.  Esper most recently was executive vice president of the Global Intellectual Property Center, and vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He has also worked as a senior scholar at the […]

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