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Stan Kowalski and students in Geneva

Technology Transfer/IP Management Capacity Building News

  • Presentation at the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), Orlando, Florida in February 2009. Stan Kowalski (Professor of Law and Director ITTI) presented an overview of ITTI to the AUTM Technology Managers for Global Health (TMGH) break-out session.
  • Meetings in Washington, D.C. in May and July 2009, including the World Bank Group, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Department of State, and the Department of Commerce, Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP).  These visits were conducted by Stan Kowalski and Ilan Servadio. 
  • Delivery of a presentation at the plenary session by Stan Kowalski, at the December 2009 WIPO-Italy International Convention on Intellectual Property and Competitiveness of Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs).
  • Invitation to December 2009 World Bank Global Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation, held in Washington D.C. (Invitation declined) 


Patent Landscape News

  • Submission of manuscript to the British Medical Journal (BMJ: ranked in top five world medical journals with Annals, Lancet, NEJM and JAMA), titled "HIV Vaccine Patent Landscape: A Tool for Accelerating Innovation." Authors include Kowalski and Cavicchi.  Article is currently in the peer review process.
  • Presentations at the annual Patent Information Users Group (PIUG) meeting in San Antonio, Texas in May 2009. Professor Jon Cavicchi (UNH Law IP Librarian and ITTI Director of Research) and Stan Kowalski delivered lectures at the plenary session, providing detailed overview of "Practice-Based Program in Patent Database Mining and Patent Information Management."
  • Activities in Singapore by Stan Kowalski in September 2009, including participation in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Regional Workshop on Patent Information, the Europe-Asia Patent Information Conference (EAP2IC), and a presentation at A*Star Exploit Technology Group (Singapore's National Technology Transfer Office).
  • ITTI Clinic patent landscape analyses projects continue to focus on HIV vaccine-related technologies.  Copies of most recent reports were sent to International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), who were impressed and said they would share with potential funding sources.

Student involvement in ITTI clinics

Prof. Kowalski reports high levels of student interest in participating in both the ITTI Patent Landscape and Global Innovation Development Clinics. A sampling of the types of projects the Clinics work on include:

  • Patent landscape dealing with lifesaving HIV adjuvant vaccines
  • Preliminary discussions towards building IP management and technology transfer capacity in Colombia, to advance innovation in that country
  • Forging linkages with various departments of the U.S. Federal Government to advance innovation and knowledge resource capabilities in developing countries
  • Develop strategies and propose options for advancing innovation and foster sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Analyzing global IP regimes that will impact access, research and development of natural resources critical for the next generation of biofuels
  • Assembling detailed reports on innovative developing countries in order to formulate strategic options for advancing IP, tech transfer and innovation
  • Assisting WIPO with its Global IP Development Agenda
  • Writing several "think books" on university innovation and technology transfer in China and India, especially the applicability of the Bayh-Dole Act model.
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