“A vision of the future for non-profit technology transfer”March/April 2014
In “A vision of the future for non-profit technology transfer,” published in Intellectual Asset Management Magazine’s March/April 2014 issue, Pamela L. Cox engages four leaders to discuss their outlooks for the profession:
- Lita Nelsen, director of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Technology Licensing Office
- Elias Caro, vice president of technology development for the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation
- Robin Rasor, managing director of licensing for the University of Michigan
- Connie Armentrout, director of Academic Technology Licensing for Monsanto Company
The conversation covers a range of trends shaping technology transfer, including the need for emphasis on innovation, not just entrepreneurship, in university settings. The discussion makes clear that as the industry becomes more defined, non-profit technology transfer will continue to play an important role in vibrant innovation ecosystems. The panelists also iterate the necessity of greater investment and efficient resource allocation to continue funding technology transfer programs, especially those without self-sustaining revenue streams. For more insights, read the article here.
As partner and chair of IP Transactions at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun, Ms. Cox concentrates on counseling related to intellectual property transactions, protection and transfer for clients ranging from multinational corporations to non-profit institutions. According to the IAM Patent 1000, "Ms. Cox is one of the foremost licensing experts both in the Midwest and nationally. She is a pre-eminent authority on university technology transfer and licensing acting for commercial and non-profit clients."