An article in the New York Times returned to the subject of scientific crowdfunding, which the newspaper had previously reviewed in a story published last summer.  While the direct solicitation of public contributions has been used to support other projects, ranging from creative efforts…

AUTM has officially released a new web portal, intended to facilitate partnership between corporations and research institutions.  While several similar portals already exist, including the recently discussed initiative from the NIH to facilitate the licensing of non-parented research materials, the…

There are different processes used to assess whether the material disclosed in a Report of Invention is sufficient to define a unique technology, and whether that technology should be maintained as part of the institution portfolio with active patent protection.…