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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
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Welcoming Kevin Lefebvre

Thursday, August 6, 2015
UNHInnovation is excited to welcome the new licensing manager for physical sciences, Kevin Lefebvre. Kevin has a background in business development, management, electrical engineering, and many other trades. His education spans from both a bachelor and masters of science in electrical engineering; a doctorate of philosophy in electrical engineering; and a masters of business administration (currently enrolled). Prior to accepting the position of licensing manager, Kevin held diverse titles at several different tech companies such as CEO, consultant/president; director of business development... Read More
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The Fair Use Index and the Case of Diversey v. Schmidly, et al., No. 13-2058 (10th Cir. 2013)

Monday, June 29, 2015
The U.S. Copyright Office recently created a Fair Use Index which catalogs various fair use cases and their outcomes. Fair use is defined as “any copying of copyrighted material done for a limited and ‘transformative’ purpose, such as to comment on, criticize, or parody a copyrighted work” (Stanford University Libraries). The goal of the index is to better inform the public of fair use cases by making them more accessible and understandable. The index can be found here - http://copyright.gov/fair-use/fair-index.html. As a graduate intern, I have been examining fair use cases that impact... Read More
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UNHI at the 2015 AUTM Eastern Regional Meeting in Raleigh, NC

Monday, June 29, 2015
UNHI Licensing Manager Tim Benoit-Ledoux will be cohosting a session titled “Social Innovation and Enterprise: No Patents Required” at the 2015 AUTM Eastern Region Meeting on August 31st. The session will cover topics related to commercialization efforts around non-patentable intellectual property and services from the academic environment. These types of innovations provide a mechanism to increase revenues for the institution through attracting public and private capital, as well as providing opportunities for the creation of academic enterprises that have high potential for broad social... Read More
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Welcome Ellen Christo

Friday, May 1, 2015
UNHInnovation is very excited to welcome Ellen Christo, our new Manager of Strategic Partnerships! Ellen joined the UNHI team in March, bringing with her a veritable heap of professional expertise and industry contacts. Ellen will serve as the bridge between the University of New Hampshire and the business community. She will help businesses to utilize university resources and commercialize intellectual property, which will in turn benefit the public by promulgating the fruits of the extensive research and development undertaken at UNH. Read More
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Pura vida from Costa Rica!

Friday, May 1, 2015
Hello! My name is Mauricio and during the month of April, I was a visiting scholar at UNHInnovation. I work as a licensing manager for the University of Costa Rica (UCR)’s Office for the Management and Transfer of Knowledge for Innovation (PROINNOVA), which serves as its intellectual property licensing office, akin to UNHInnovation’s role in the University of New Hampshire (UNH). This visit is part of a relationship between the UNH and the UCR that started in 2013 when we invited UNH’s School of Law (UNHLaw)’s professors William Murphy and John Orcutt to visit the UCR and impart a... Read More
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Creative Works Symposium at UNH

Monday, March 30, 2015
As a UNH graduate student, I have been interning with UNHInnovation (UNHI) to learn more about copyright law and the future of intellectual property. My research has culminated in a graduate studies project, a Creative Works Symposium. The goal of this project is to better inform faculty and students about the impact of intellectual property rights on universities and to answer questions faculty or students may have in regards to intellectual property, including copyright and trademark laws. Read More
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Commercialization? Not me!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
One of the elements of my job that I really enjoy is presenting to UNH faculty, staff, and students about technology transfer. What is it? Why do we do it? How do we do it? Over the years, a common reaction to these questions has been: “Why do I need to care about commercialization?” “I’m not interested in it, and it’s not right for my work nor for me.” Rather than being a conversation stopper, this creates the perfect opening for a discussion about why commercialization is absolutely right for you. A few basics first and then I’ll get to “why you:” Read More