University of Tennessee (UT) Professor John Reece Roth, 72, of Knoxville, Tennessee, was sentenced to 48 months in prison for violating the Arms Export Control Act by conspiring to illegally export, and actually exporting, technical information relating to a U.S. Air Force (USAF) research and development contract. (See indictment here) Prof. Roth was convicted by […]

The Small Business Innovation Research program, and the related Small Business Technology Transfer program, were created to help small companies work with government agencies and large contractors to bring new technologies to market. The program is set to currently operating under a continuing resolution (CR) with re-authorization due for re-upping on March 20.  Now, the […]

Professors are a dedicated lot who are, if nothing else, passionate about their work.  This is especially true of research professors who come up with the seeds of a new technology.  Universities welcome and encourage research that can be commercialized and actively engage in technology transfer to put new inventions in the hands of companies […]

According to biotechTransfer week, the IRS set to look over the financial statements of public and private colleges and universities for unrelated income sources like tech transfer. The Internal Revenue Service is looking to gather information from hundreds of US colleges, universities, and affiliated organizations such as foundations and academic medical centers about their financial […]

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) sent out a gentle reminder in the Federal Register to all patent applicants and registered patent practitioners that the export of subject matter (transfer of information) abroad under a foreign filing license is limited to purposes related to the filing of foreign patent applications. The Notice states: Applicants […]

The San Francisco Business Journal ran a feature suggesting that biotech companies are running into hurdles in doing deals with universities, specifically the University of California System in this case. The article writes that the problem is that it simply takes too long to get the deal done — that agreements took months rather than […]

Academics at Cambridge University are divided over a new proposal by the university to tighten its control over intellectual property created by faculty by managing patent applications and taking a stake in spin-out companies. Under the current regulations, the university has no effective control over intellectual property created by the majority of its staff. The […]