Regulation

Waterloo slams Salient Energy with lawsuit
University of Waterloo is suing its grid battery manufacturing spinout Salient Energy, which it claims must sign back IP rights due to a misapplication of its tech transfer policy.
Japan eases equity path for universities
Universities in Japan will be given the right to take long-term equity in spinouts as the government looks to improve availability of funding for homegrown research.
MedWhat lays down legal claims
MedWhat insists Stanford University failed to disclose a conflict of interest when it invested in rival virtual medical assistant developer Sensely.
MedWhat battle heats up with countersuit
Virtual medical assistant developer MedWhat has hit back at investors including Stanford University and its StartX Fund with allegations they broke the law on eight separate counts.
Stanford-StartX sues MedWhat
The Stanford-StartX has filed a lawsuit against its portfolio company MedWhat in California.
UCD sues Applied Process
University College Dublin has launched legal proceedings against Applied Process, co-founded by two of its professors, for a stake in the company.

Other News

FTC calls foul on DraftKings/FanDuel merger
The US Federal Trade Commission has joined two US states to seek an injunction blocking the merger of Edinburgh spinout FanDuel with DraftKings.
ePat to list on ASX
Pain assessment technology developer ePat is set to list on the Australian Stock Exchange today, providing an exit to Curtin University.
News roundup 27 June 2016
The news roundup for the week ending 24 June 2016.
Abingdon Health joins forces with Sumitomo Chemical
Abingdon Health enters into a partnership with Sumitomo Chemical to build on the rapid diagnostic test platform developed by Sumitomo and Abingdon Health subsidiary Molecular Vision.
Australia aims for higher OECD ranking
Queensland, Sydney, RMIT, South Australia and Curtin universities agree to a standardised approach to IP to increase the country's current OECD ranking.

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Lynch hangs markets for 'failure'
Obama backs startup visas
US warns of university slow-down
The report, Competitiveness and Innovative Capacity of the United States, said the pace of university patenting, licensing of technology to industry, and the proliferation of university?linked startup companies slowed starting in 2000, a slowdown that persisted after the brief recession of the early 2000s.
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