The University of Minnesota launched a record 14 startup companies — many with a medical focus — in 2013. In 2012, it launched 12 startups, breaking the previous year’s record of nine. In a climate of decreasing federal support for scientific research and increasing competition for research grants, the University […]
Intellectual Property Watch A new private-sector report shows that after a downturn, patents on a range of technologies for water are back on the rise as companies are busy innovating around a basic human need and resource. The summary of the 2013 patent landscape report (covering 2010-2012) from law firm […]
Intellectual property is an economically empowering asset that enables anyone to generate wealth through the creation and control of its commercialization rights. The key to building wealth with intellectual property is understanding how to identify, customize and leverage the money making attributes of your IP.
Wondering if you have an IP that can be protected? If so, check out this new Intellectual Property Awareness Assessment Tool. It was created by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and National Institute of Standards and Technology. It’s designed to help inventors, entrepreneurs and small businesses find their […]
Last year, the U.S. Department of Commerce released a study detailing the ways intellectual property supports jobs and promotes economic growth. The report found that IP-intensive industries create 40 million American jobs and account for $5 trillion of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP). Recently, the EU revealed the results of […]