Technology Transfer Tactics Puts University IP Database Online
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Technology Transfer Tactics, a monthly newsletter published by BizWorld that covers the conversion of research into products, and FreePatentsOnline have formed an alliance. The two firms are collaborating to offer an online, publicly available database of all patents held by major universities in the United States.
Visitors can view the current patent portfolio of each of 143 U.S. universities and initiate a patent search at FreePatentsOnline.
"Historically, the patent portfolios of companies and institutions have been only dimly visible," said David Schwartz, CEO and executive editor of Technology Transfer Tactics. "Not only has FreePatentsOnline aggregated the largest audience in the world for patents and created unrivaled search capability, but they're applying new ways of sorting and visualizing patent information to help accelerate the commercialization process."
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.