UCLA Invents Newsletter
Newsletter published by: UCLA OIP-ISR April 2015




May 1, 2015
FirstFridays @ OIP
Topic:  "Venture Funds - Structure and Operations"
Speaker:  Timothy Spangler, UCLA School of Law

May 4, 2015
Pathways to Commercialization -
How UCLA Startups Found Success

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Brendan Rauw

Dear Colleagues,

Given my recent resignation, this will be my final message to you on behalf of the Office of Intellectual Property and Industry Sponsored Research (OIP-ISR).

Over three years ago, I was asked to take the helm of OIP-ISR. In that time, I have seen entrepreneurship flourish on campus. The number of inventions disclosed, licenses executed, startups formed, and industry research collaborations have all increased at impressive rates.

In addition, groups across campus – including Startup UCLA, the Business of Science Center, the Institute for Technology Advancement, the David Geffen School of Medicine Accelerator, and the Price Center for Entrepreneurship – have all continued to contribute to and advance an entrepreneurial ecosystem at UCLA.

Perhaps the most important development has been the launch last year of Westwood Technology Transfer (WTT), a separate 501(c)(3) – the first of its kind in the UC system – to oversee technology commercialization and improve the translation of UCLA’s most promising ideas for public benefit.

I am proud of what we have achieved, and I am confident that I am leaving OIP-ISR in capable and experienced hands. Robert DuWors will take over leadership of OIP-ISR as interim Associate Vice Chancellor and CEO of WTT, while the Board of WTT initiates the search for a permanent replacement.

There can be no question that UCLA is a leader in entrepreneurship and translational research, and with my farewell I want to wish UCLA and WTT every success.


Brendan Rauw

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Breakout Labs, BD Partner to Fund Biomedical Startups
UCLA startup, CytoVale, Inc., is the recipient of a grant from Becton, Dickenson and Company (BD) as part of a new program initiated by Breakout Labs and BD to provide funding and expertise to biomedical startups. The grant award also provides access to BD's technical, regulatory, clinical and manufacturing expertise. 
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UCLA, Apple Launch App to Track Breast Cancer
UCLA cancer research pioneer Dr. Patricia Ganz and collaborators, Apple and Sage Bionetworks, announce the launch of  Share the Journey: Mind, Body and Wellness after Breast Cancer, a patient-centered mobile app that empowers women to be partners in the cancer research process.
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UCLA Startups Share Road to Success
On May 4, 2015 at CNSI, inventors, entrepreneurs, and UCLA leadership will meet for the 2nd Annual  Pathways to Commercialization event to learn about the different pathways taken by UCLA startups to find success. Speakers include UCLA’s Chancellor Block. Event panelists include entrepreneurs from 6 UCLA startups.
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UCLA Develops Wearable Sensor & App to Monitor Diet
A sophisticated necklace device developed by UCLA researchers can monitor food and drink intake, which could help wearers track and improve their dietary habits. The inventors of the device say the technology could help battle obesity, heart disease, diabetes and other problems related to nutrition.
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Report: Tech-Transfer adds $1.8 Trillion to US Economy
A newly released independent study documents the significant impact academia-industry technology transfer makes to the U.S. economy. The report estimates that, during a 18-year time period, academia-industry patent licensing bolstered U.S. gross industry output by up to $1.18 trillion, and supported up to 3,824,000 U.S. jobs.

Intellectual Property Announcements

New U.S. Patents Awarded

  • 8,987,649 - Methods for optical amplified imaging using a two-dimensional spectral brush  | B. Jalali, et al.
  • 8,988,923 - Nonvolatile magneto-electric random access memory circuit with burst. . .  | K. Wang, et al.
  • 8,981,056 - Variant lovd polypeptide  | Y. Tang, et al.
  • 8,975,231 - Bone morphogenic protein binding peptide  | S. Murray, et al.
  • 8,975,049 - Biofuel production by recombinant microorganisms  | J. Liao, et al.
  • 8,974,232 - Apparatus and method for implementing a mobility aid device  | W. Kaiser, et al.
  • 8,971,421 - Milli-meter-wave-wireless-interconnect method for short-range. . .  | F. Chang, et al.
  • 8,967,236 - Inorganic aqueous solution for phase-change heat transfer medium  | I. Catton, et al.


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