Topic: Patents

UT Austin Names Director for Commercialization Efforts

Jan. 7, 2013

The University of Texas at Austin has appointed Dan Sharp, a veteran intellectual property and technology lawyer, to be the director of the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) and associate vice president for research. Sharp's appointment, effective Jan. 1, comes after an extensive search of candidates and a review of leading technology commercialization offices across the country.

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Treasure hunting the U.S. patent system

Sept. 22, 2010
Treasure hunting the U.S. patent system

Patents are like maps showing the way to hidden treasure. By disclosing the details of new inventions and improvements, the patent system reveals to the public what would otherwise be kept secret and brings to light things that could stand improving and their proposed solutions.

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