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UNH's Logo Becomes a Registered Trademark

Monday, February 15, 2016
We are excited to share that UNH's logo has recently become a registered trademark. The federal registration of the logo will give UNH the legal protection and the right to determine when and how its logo is used, including with clothing and other commercialized products. The previously used “TM” notified other parties that UNH's logo was the property of UNH but not registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Having a registered trademark will provide more assumptions and legal protections should an issue of improper use arise. Read More
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UNH Selected for the Pathways to Innovation Program

Monday, February 15, 2016
The University of New Hampshire was one of 14 U.S. colleges and universities selected by the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter) to join its program. The Epicenter will examine and implement best practices to fully incorporate innovation and entrepreneurship into undergraduate engineering education. The selected teams will join a community of 36 institutional teams that are already in the program. Read More
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In the Heart of the Valley: Learning How to Make More Successful Startups

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Early in November 2015, I had the opportunity to attend the Lean LaunchPad® (LLP) Educators Seminar in Santa Cruz, California with 79 other both international and domestic educators, tech transfer managers, licensing personnel, higher education staff, and incubator/accelerator CEOs. Not only was the location absolutely beautiful, but more importantly I learned much that can be applied in many areas at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and in my position with UNH. The LLP Educators Seminar is a 2.5-day program designed for entrepreneurship educators who want to learn the basics of... Read More
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Obtaining Patent Protection for Life Sciences Academic Research

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Patent protection rewards an inventor with a 20-year monopoly for the public disclosure of their invention. In order to be granted a patent, an invention must meet the statutory requirements of Title 35 of the U.S. Code (35 U.S.C.), which are: patentable subject matter, adequate disclosure, usefulness, novelty, and non-obviousness. As a life scientist as well as student at UNH School of Law, I am most interested in how these statutory requirements present unique challenges to academic research, especially in the field of molecular biology (e.g. Molecular Pathology, Inc. v. Myriad Genetics,... Read More
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Creative Commons: Diversifying Your Dissertation

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
While researching for UNHInnovation (UNHI), I stumbled upon an article about Creative Commons (CC) that sparked my interest. The article can be found here: http://creativecommons.org/tag/dissertation. In the article, Jane Park discusses how both Stanford and Berkeley University graduate students have been licensing their dissertations under Creative Commons. I think this is a novel idea and a new application for CC licenses, because it is a great way for graduate students to access a larger audience with their dissertation while retaining and controlling their copyrights. Read More
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Latest NHIRC Winners

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
The New Hampshire Innovation Research Center (NHIRC) is excited to share that Design Mentor and Graphicast, Inc. received Granite State Technology Innovation Grants in the latest round of funding from the NHIRC. The funding enables the companies to collaborate with New Hampshire-based colleges and universities to help turn their research, conceptualization, and product development into economic assets. The NHIRC program, administered by UNHInnovation, supports projects under development in the private sector. Projects vary from proof-of-concept to substantial product or process design.... Read More
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2015 Discovery Competition

Monday, October 5, 2015
What’s so special about New Hampshire? There are so many “firsts” here. Did you know that the first women’s magazine editor in the nation was Sarah Josepha Hale of Newport, New Hampshire and it was letters from Sarah to President Lincoln that inspired the first national Thanksgiving Day in 1863? New Hampshire also boasts the ratification of the first-in-the-nation state constitution in Exeter in 1776. And where was the first free public library? In Peterborough, New Hampshire. The first credit union to help mill workers save and borrow money was organized in Manchester, and the New... Read More
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Madbury Commons Update

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
UNHInnovation (UNHI) and the UNH InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL) will begin 2016 in the recently constructed Madbury Commons, a mixed-use development of student apartments and commercial space, located at 21 Madbury Road in the heart of downtown Durham and UNH. Student apartments, which comprise the upper floors of the building, were finished in time for the start of the fall semester. With that portion of the project complete, work has been accelerated in the commercial spaces; furniture delivery and installation is projected to commence the first week of December. Read More
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AUTM's "Put a Face On It" Video Grant

Monday, August 17, 2015
At the beginning of this year, our office applied for and received a small grant offered by the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) called the Put a Face on It Video Program. The funds from the award could be used to create a short video that would help enhance awareness of the value of university-based innovations by showcasing the people who have directly benefited from them. We knew right away that we wanted to dedicate our video to UNH’s first nonprofit startup organization, Operation Hat Trick (OHT). Read More
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Reflecting on My Internship with UNHInnovation

Monday, August 17, 2015
Having recently completed my Master’s Program in Justice Studies at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), I have had time to reflect on my current work and future goals. UNH’s website defines the goal of the Justice Studies program is as follows: To “provide a broad understanding of justice, crime, and law. It provides tools for reasoned appraisal of how the justice system works and what policies underlie it. The program familiarizes students with legal and justice ideas, justice institutions, and legal processes. It draws on a variety of disciplines, subjects, and research methodologies for... Read More