From advertising and touchdowns, to massive TV audiences and the always-hyped halftime concert, the Super Bowl® is the most-watched event on American television. On the field, in the stands, and behind the scenes, here are some of the key technologies and trademarks behind the National Football League’s marquee event.
The headline pretty much says it all....we're thrilled to be attending and exhibiting for the first time at TechConnect World, one of the premiere global innovation and technology transfer events! The 4-day conference and expo runs from June 18th to 21st at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Attendees will range from tech transfer offices, corporate & academic innovators and early stage companies to corporate, government and investment developers. To quote the even website, this will be "the largest multidisciplinary multi-sector conference and marketplace of vetted innovations, innovators & technology business developers and funders in the world.".
A new organization that's right up our alley has officially launched this month - the University Industry Innovation Network. Aimed at intellectual property (IP), technology transfer, licensing and other business professionals, it's objective is to provide "a professional resource and networking platform aiming to contribute to the improvement of relationships between academia and business organizations".
Universities and their tech transfer offices have an impressive amount and depth of patents and other forms of intellectual property, a point that was really highlighted for us at the recent AUTM Annual Meeting. A topic that kept being raised, however, was how the strategic management of university patent portfolios fits overall into resource allocation and budgets. With the growing interest in launching spin-offs, start-ups, and generally more effectively monetization of IP assets, what role does strategic IP management play in the focus and responsibilities of tech transfer professionals?