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Innovations in…Mobile Apps

The ORPC Innovation Catalyst Seminar Series is hosted monthly during the academic year. The Series allows for the discussion of issues and case studies, led by experienced speakers, that are of common interest and relevant to technology innovation and commercialization. In February, ORPC hosted a lively discussion on Innovations in Mobile Apps.

Our speakers presented different experiences and driving forces behind their own app development activities to a packed house of faculty, staff, students, and budding app developers from around New Hampshire.   

Authorship v. Inventorship: The Difference Between Journal Authors and Patent Inventors

Being an author on a peer reviewed article or an inventor on a patent are highly respected achievements. However, to some, the concept that you are not automatically an inventor on a patent even though you are an author of a paper on the same subject matter is a profound concept.

Generally speaking, to be an author of an article, a person can have performed the underlying research, supervised the research, or written the paper, among other criteria. This is much less stringent than the requirement to be an inventor, because inventorship has a legal definition.

Exhaustion of Rights: Copyright and the First Sale Doctrine

Exhaustion of Rights: Copyright and the First Sale Doctrine

The U.S. Copyright Act grants to a copyright holder the right to reproduce, prepare derivative works, distribute copies, perform, and display a copyrighted work. These rights of the copyright holder, however, are not unlimited. One controversial issue in the news recently has involved the first sale doctrine and the extent to which copyright holders can control a copyrighted work after the first sale of the article has transpired and the copyright holder is no longer the owner of the work.

The Art of Copyrights: What you need to know about your legal rights and the art you create

The ORPC and UNH Art and Art History Department are delighted to host Drs. Peter and Kate McGovern for a discussion on copyrights, art, and what artists should know about their rights.

In Praise of a True Entrepreneur

By Marc Sedam, Executive Director, Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization, and New Hampshire Innovation Research Center at the University of New Hampshire

INNOVATION in New Hampshire

New legislators were sworn in recently in Concord, NH and the NHIRC is ramping up to inform them about the program and its impact on the state’s jobs and economic development. NHIRC Day will be held on February 5th at noon in St. Paul’s Church where legislators are being invited to meet representatives from some of New Hampshire’s most innovative companies to learn how translational research funding helps companies innovate, stay and grow in New Hampshire, and how the NHIRC is a proven job creator for NH with 20:1 leverage on dollars spent.

UNH’s Latest Startup Company Commercializes Anti-Fatigue Hydrogel

DURHAM, N.H. – Research from the University of New Hampshire’s chemistry department has resulted in an exclusive license agreement for an anti-fatigue hydrogel between the university and Wakup, Inc., UNH’s sixth startup company.

Low-Tech Solutions in a High-Tech World

On November 27, 2012, I attended the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference in Manchester, New Hampshire to showcase Dr. Therese Willkomm’s assistive technologies. I have the pleasure of working with one of UNH’s most creative and inventive faculty members, who is regularly referred to as the MacGyver of Assistive Technology (AT). Dr. Willkomm literally travels the world lecturing on rehabilitative technologies and constructing extraordinary tools on site to help those with disabilities.

Publish and Patent? You CAN Do Both

I review many of the published research or research focused press releases and news articles coming from UNH. As a publicly funded state institution, I recognize that publishing research and disseminating information is not only the faculty’s highest concerns, but also UNH’s top priority. However, commercializing UNH’s innovations is an integral part of the University’s long-term mission. 

SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunity with the Department of Energy

The Department of Energy has issued its FY 2013 Phase I (Release 2) Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0000801) for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs.  Qualified small businesses with strong research capabilities in science or engineering in any of the research areas sought in the announcement are encouraged to apply.  

DOE program offices participating in this Funding Opportunity Announcement:

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