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).
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.
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.
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).
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.