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




October 02, 2015
FirstFridays @OIP-ISR
Topic:  "Market Research Techniques to Improve Product Acceptance."
Speaker:  Jonathan Honiball, Senior. Director, PCG

September 30, 2015
Lunch-N-Learn for UCLA Faculty and Postdocs
Topic:  "Art of the Venture Capital Term Sheet"

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Water Planet Raises Series B Round of Financing
Water Planet, co-founded by UCLA's Eric Hoek, has received a new Series B round of funding to continue the development and commercialization of its industrial wastewater treatment technologies. The funding round includes investments from Air Liquide's ALIAD Corporate Venture fund, Bluestem Capital and UCLA Venture Fund.  
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Connecting UCLA Startups with Alumni - CrowdSmart
As part of OIP-ISR's Startup-in-a-Box program, CrowdSmart is coming to UCLA this fall to help UCLA startups connect and collaborate with the broader UCLA alumni community, and to enable alumni to find and propel promising Bruin startups to greater success. Chancellor emeritus, Charles E. Young is a founding member of CrowdSmart and serves on its board of directors.
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Faculty Inventors Receive High Honors, Recognition
UCLA faculty members of the scientific advisory board of Santa Monica-based Kite Pharma, Inc. were recognized recently for their contributions to medicine:   Owen Witte, M.D., a scientific founder of Kite, was reappointed to serve on Barack Obama's three-member Cancer Panel; and James S. Economou, M.D., Ph.D., was elected to the Nation Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

 UCLA TechTransfer Roundup:  Licensing & Startup Highlights

Intellectual Property Announcements

New U.S. Patents Awarded

  • 9,130,347 - Nanopillar photonic crystal lasers  
    D. Huffaker, et al.
  • 9,129,691 - Voltage-controlled magnetic anisotropy (VCMA) switch and magneto-electric memory (MERAM)  
    K. Wang, et al.
  • 9,127,304 - Probe immobilization and signal amplification for polymer-based biosensor  
    W. Liao, et al.
  • 9,114,173 - Vault and vault like carrier molecules  
    L. Rome, et al.
  • 9,110,083 - Biomarkers for early detection of ovarian cancer  
    S. Reddy, et al.
  • 9,105,403 - High-throughput solution processing of large scale graphene and device applications  
    R. Kaner, et al.
  • 9,102,609 - Functionalization of organic molecules using metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) as catalysts  
    O. Yaghi, et al.


New UCLA Technologies Available for Licensing



UCLA Research in the News 
UCLA INVENTS - Last month's issue
  • Forbes: UCLA #5 America's Most Entrepreneurial University
  • UCLA School of Law Hosts USPTO Director Michelle K. Lee
  • UC Publishes FY14 Tech-Transfer Rpt., UCLA #1 in Startups
  • UC, J&J Innovation Announce $300K Startup Competition
  • New UCLA Technologies Available for Licensing
  • UCLA Research in the News
  • UCLA Patents Awarded
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UC Announces $300K Startup Competition
In what is hoped will be the first of several such competitions designed to help the most promising University of California-associated startups obtain seed funding, primeUC is collaborating with J&J Innovation, LLC to give one $150,000 award and three $50,000 awards to companies with early-stage innovations related to therapeutics, consumer health, medical devices and diagnostics.
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