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Jun 26

  TURBINE BLADES INSPIRED BY OWL FEATHERS COULD BOOST EFFORTS TO INCREASE WIND FARMING, SUSTAINABLE ENERGY>>
Virginia Tech engineers, leading an international team of researchers with members from Florida Atlantic University, Lehigh University, and Cambridge University, say a turbine blade inspired by the downy covering of owl feathers may offer a way to reduce noise from engines or wind farms.
[VTIP Contact: gbrewer@vtip.org]

Jun 17

  VIRGINIA TECH IS AMONG TOP 100 WORLDWIDE UNIVERSITIES GRANTED U.S. PATENTS IN 2014 >>
According to a new report released by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association, Virginia Tech ranked No. 93 because of 23 patents that it received in 2014 through Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties Inc., an affiliated corporation of Virginia Tech that provides technology transfer and commercialization services to faculty, staff, and students.
[VTIP contact: mark.coburn@vtip.org]

Jun 02

  BOARD OF VISITORS REVISES INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICY >>
Efforts to encourage student innovation got a boost this week when the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors approved revisions to the university’s intellectual property policy.
[VTIP contact: mark.coburn@vtip.org]

May 28

  IN DEFENSE OF PATENTS AND LICENSING >>
IP Watchdog's Joseph Allen counters Vivek Wadhwa's recent claims that the patent system hinders innovation, published in The Washington Post, with evidence showing how academic-industry patent licensing makes a substantial contribution to our economy.

May 27

  LIBRARIES: THEY'RE NOT JUST FOR BOOKS ANYMORE >>
Brian Mathews, Associate Dean for Learning & Outreach at Virginia Tech, mentioned VTIP's on-campus office hours in his blog article about "The Evolving & Expanding Service Landscape Across Academic Libraries."
[VTIP contact: mbonadeo@vtip.org]

May 26

  iBRIDGE NETWORK PRE-LAUNCH PREVIEW >>
Click here to preview the new iBridge.Network 2.0. This innovation network's platform has been redesigned to incorporate new features that will foster collaboration and formation of strategic partnerships to accelerate tech transfer.
[VTIP Contact: mbonadeo@vtip.org]

May 26

  VIDEO: TOP SCIENTIST'S MATERIALS RESEARCH PUTS 'SMART BUILDINGS' ON THE GRID >>
Timothy Long, a professor of chemistry in Virginia Tech's College of Science and director of the university's Macromolecules Interfaces Institute, recently talked about his research at an Outreach and International Affairs-sponsored high-tech showcase in Newport News.
[VTIP Contact: rwhitehead@vtip.org]

May 24

  X.J. MENG’S VIRUS RESEARCH BRINGS INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM >>
In 2006, the U.S. Department of Agriculture granted full licensure approval for a vaccine developed in Meng’s lab against porcine circovirus. The vaccine has been sold in more than 50 countries and has saved the global swine industry hundreds of millions of dollars. He was recently inducted as a Fellow to the National Academy of Inventors in recognition of his work as the inventor of vaccines and diagnostics of several important viral diseases.
[VTIP Contact: rwhitehead@vtip.org]

May 08

  SUMMER IP & INNOVATION OFFICE HOURS>>
VTIP will continue to hold office hours throughout the Summer of 2015 on Fridays from 9 AM - 4 PM at our CRC office, 2200 Kraft Drive, Suite 1050. We look forward to returning to Torgerson Hall on Wednesdays & Thursdays when the Fall semester begins. Walk-ins are welcome, or click to schedule an appointment.
[VTIP contact: mbonadeo@vtip.org]

May 06

  VIRGINIA BIOINFORMATICS INSTITUTE RESEARCH TEAM FINDS NEW WAYS TO DETECT OVARIAN CANCER>>
Researchers hope the findings will aid in the development of diagnostic tools to detect the possibility of cancer before it progresses to a stage which is less responsive to therapy. Virginia Tech has licensed these finding to Genomeon, a company co-founded by Harold R. Garner, a professor in the departments of biological science, computer science, and basic science.
[VTIP Contact: mmiller@vtip.org]

Apr 28

  DRUG DISCOVERY RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY, REFINE COMPOUND TO COMBAT MALARIA PARASITE>>
Paul Carlier, a professor of chemistry in the College of Science, and Maria Belen Cassera, an assistant professor of biochemistry in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, have discovered a compound that packs a mean punch to the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum.
[VTIP Contact: rwhitehead@vtip.org]

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  INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE>>
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