Category Archives: OTT

Office of Research Administration Newsletter’s New Web Address

In 2013 the Office of Research Administration Newsletter was transitioned to an online format using one of Emory’s web tools.  This year, we were asked to move our newsletter to a new institutional tool.  This task is complete.  The July/August 2014 edition of Emory’s Research Administration Newsletter is available at:  Please update any bookmarks […]

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8th Annual Celebration of Technology & Innovation

Each year the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) hosts a celebration to highlight the technology and innovation of Emory’s faculty. Last Thursday, March 6th was our 8th annual celebration and it was another successful event even with the rainy weather. After opening remarks from David Wynes, Vice President for Research Administration and David Stephens, Vice […]

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Sherer recognized as Bioscience Leader

Georgia Bio each year recognizes individuals, companies and organizations for significant contributions to Georgia’s life sciences industry at its annual awards dinner. Four awards were presented to Emory University bioscience leaders at this year’s annual dinner on January 23, 2014 at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. Todd Sherer, PhD, CLP, Associate Vice-President for Research Administration and Executive […]

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How are Medical Device Patents Different?

A medical device is defined as an instrument, application, or implant that is used in the diagnosis or treatment of a disease or other medical condition. Medical device patents differ from patents on biologics or pharmaceutical products in that there is less need to establish the efficacy of the device, actually build a prototype, or […]

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Mastering Reagent Agreements – Improving Ease and Speed

In today’s challenging climate, technology transfer offices try new ways to increase the number of licenses executed and reduce the time from disclosure to license. Research tools (reagent) licenses are an area where many offices, including ours, can increase their efficiency and effectiveness in licensing. Unlike agreements for the software, medical devices, and therapeutics that […]

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Material Sharing Made Simpler: New Outgoing MTA

The ability of investigators to share research materials is an integral part of successful collaborations. Contractually, institutions facilitate such sharing via the completion of material transfer agreements (MTAs), which memorialize the rights and restrictions of each party and allow the signing institutions to ensure that transfers are in compliance with standing legal obligations. Unfortunately, the […]

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AIA – First Investor File

On September 16, 2011, President Obama signed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, known as the AIA, into law. The purpose of this act was to modernize the United States patent system, and as a result several provisions have been implemented that change the way patents are regulated. On March 16, 2013, the eighteen-month anniversary of […]

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ReTechTran – an Evolution of Emory’s Technology Transfer Program

Recent economic and political pressures have resulted in increased interest in university technology transfer activities. Recognizing this heightened interest in our work, Emory’s OTT wants to ensure that our technology transfer program continues to be viewed as one of the leading programs in the country. To accomplish that goal, our office has embarked on a […]

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NIH Streamlines Technology Transfer Process

excerpted from NIHPress: The National Institutes of Health is launching the electronic Research Materials catalog (eRMa)(link) to streamline the federal government’s technology transfer process. This project addresses one of the important directives in a Presidential memorandum related to the commercialization of federal research and support for high-growth business potential. the new system will streamline the […]

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