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IU study finds that academia, compared to other sectors, has generated largest increase in women-filed patents since the mid-1970s

Posted on July 10th, 2015 | By Bill W. Hornaday

A recently published study by an Indiana University scholar found that since 1976, the number of women who have filed patents with the U.S. Patent and Trade Office has risen faster within academia as opposed to other economic sectors such as industry, government and individual inventors. The analysis, led by associate professor Cassidy R. Sugimoto […]

Indiana University, 144 other universities voice concern regarding proposed Innovation Act to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees

Posted on March 2nd, 2015 | By Tony Armstrong

As one of the nation’s leading research institutions and an invaluable resource for scientists whose innovations better the human condition, Indiana University relies on a robust patent system to protect such work. With such a system in place, it allows IU and other universities to license these patented works to business and industry, which in […]

Indiana University’s quarterly CREED meeting is set to convene March 4 at Kokomo campus

Posted on February 27th, 2015 | By Bill W. Hornaday

The first meeting of Indiana University’s Council for Regional Engagement and Economic Development (CREED) to be held outside of Indianapolis will take place March 4 at IU’s Kokomo campus. CREED is an organization of representatives from each of IU’s 10 statewide campuses that seeks to enhance economic development by connecting IU creative and intellectual assets. […]

To build a successful startup company, intellectual property protection is key

Posted on December 5th, 2014 | By Tony Armstrong

During recent meetings in Washington D.C. to discuss patent legislation reform, our assistant vice president for federal relations at Indiana University, Doug Wasitis, passed along an insightful article published on It discusses the importance of making intellectual property (IP) a key part of a new company’s business strategy so its value for potential investors […]

Universities warn that new tech patent, licensing growth may halt if reductions in federal research funds persist

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 | By Bill W. Hornaday

Despite steady patent and licensing growth and a 16 percent increase in new technology startups in 2013, technology managers at major U.S. research universities are worried this trend will wane if federal research funds continue their decline. In its annual Licensing Activity Survey that covers the 2013 fiscal year, the Association of University Technology Managers […]