Traditional tech transfer makes it hard for industry to realise commercial potential, and for universities to maximise the value, of IP. A new approach pioneered by the University of Manitoba aims to change this, using IP to underpin collaboration, explains Digvir Jayas
The Singapore-based non-profit company IPI and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Friday 26 April,...
Ministers from 24 countries signed the agreement establishing a single court to deal with patent disputes. It’s an important advance for the Single Patent – but now for the hard part - securing national ratification in time for the first patent to be granted in April 2014
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A new animal- and cell-free method has been developed to measure the toxic activity of Botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT), e.g. Botox. The...
Would it be a good idea to have a small claims court for faster, less expensive handling of patent disputes? The US Patent and Trademark Office asks for public comments
The development of ‘Big Data’ applications and e-infrastructure can stimulate a new wave of economic and social progress.
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The ACES - Academic Enterprise Awards - are the only pan-European awards for spin-out companies emerged from European universities and public...
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This new study shows ICT investments could cut healthcare costs for key ailments by more than 35%.
A two-year political fight formally began in Brussels on 30 November with the publication of the European Commission's plan for Horizon 2020, its omnibus R&D programme. It promises less red tape, broader benefits, and more jobs and economic growth.
Key ideas and recommendations to accelerate the deployment of sustainable biofuels have emerged at the second in a series of three high-level academic policy debates on the energy R&D challenge, The Energy Difference