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- UND IPCED to host Strategic Patent Management Workshop for entrepreneurs - read more here.
- The America Invents Act, passed into law on September 16, 2011, represents one of the most significant changes to U.S. patent law. The America Invents Acts Rule Making website (developed by Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner in conjunction with William Mitchell College of Law) aims to provide an avenue for communicating on the America Invents Act and the PTO's rulemakings and to provide relevant news and key dates regarding the AIA and its implementation. Their objective is to provide a forum that foster's discussion of the patent system and increases awareness of pressing patent law issues - read more here.
- UND signed a definitive license agreement with HALO Healthcare, Inc., a provider of innovative diagnostic solutions for women's breast care to develop biomarkers for the early detection of breast cancer. Early detection of breast cancer has significant health and economic benefits. The licensed UND technology is based on detecting cancer biomarkers in breast nipple aspirate fluid (NAF) which is the platform used for the HALO® Breast Test marketed by Halo Healthcare for breast cancer risk assessment - read more here.
- Roxanne Vaughan, PhD, and James Foster, PhD, in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, created a monoclonal antibody against the dopamine transporter for their own research use back in 2004. They began to receive frequent requests for the antibody from their colleagues in the field, and Vaughan and Foster approached the Office of Intellectual Property Commercialization (IPCED) for a more effective and economical dissemination strategy (April 2012) - read more here.
- UND put into place a strategic plan for intellectual property commercialization and economic development, which will support the introduction of additional products developed within its research enterprise to the marketplace (March 2012) - read more here.
- UND and Neomatrix, LLC, have signed an exclusive agreement to develop technology for the early detection of breast cancer using the company’s HALO Breast Pap Test device (January 2012) - read more here.
- UND has joined the National Academy of Inventors as a Charter Member Institution. The mission of the National Academy of Inventors is to honor academic invention; recognize and encourage inventors; enhance the visibility of university technology and innovation; encourage the disclosure of intellectual property; educate and mentor innovative students; and translate the inventions of its members to benefit society (December 2011) - read more here.
- A UND invention approved this week by the U.S. government will green up the production of several vital industrial chemicals. This invention could significantly reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuels used in the chemical industry (December 2011) - read more here.
- The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) launched the Better World Project in 2005 to promote public understanding of how academic research and technology transfer have changed people's way of life and made the world a better place. The 2011 edition of the project focuses on innovations that help the world respond, recover and restructure in the face of adversity (November 2011) - read more here.
- A Data management tool developed at the University of North Dakota will be offered to state offices of rural health (SORHs) in all 50 states through a new non-exclusive license agreement with the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH). TruServe will allow those organizations to track services to clients, chart progress, and map activities (August 2011) - read more here.
- Licensing Assistant Kumi Nagamoto-Combs attended the largest international biotechnology industry convention held by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (June 2011) - read more here.