HR 5983 was referred to multiple committees in the House of Representatives last week. The stated purpose of the bill is to stimulate economic recovery through the formation and growth of new businesses. AUTM has indicated general support for the bill, but has stated opposition to one of the provisions, which would allow researchers to go outside of their institution to seek opportunities to commercialize their inventions.
Jeffrey Waldin has nearly twenty years of experience in regulatory compliance, with an emphasis on the design and implementation of office processes and information systems. He has been involved with AUTM since 2003, and acted as an early stage judge from the AUTM Venture Forum competition for the last two years. He has also been involved with SRA since 2003, and has served on the Education and Professional Development Committee for the past two years. Jeffrey has been with InfoEd Global for twelve years, for the last nine as the Product Manager responsible for intellectual property and conflict of interest management.