May 2018 Innovation Gateway Highlights

  • Innovation Gateway and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, a unit of the UGA Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, entered into a copyright and trademark license for the “Connect to Protect Coloring Book,” an educational tool aimed at teaching young children about plants and pollinators. This publication is part of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia’s statewide Connect to Protect environmental education program to foster an appreciation for the connections between plants, animals, and people.
  • Innovation Gateway executed four license agreements for peanut varieties developed by William Branch, department of crop and soil sciences, as well as one license agreement for a peanut variety developed jointly by Peggy Ozias-Akins, department of horticulture, and Corley Holbrook, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • Innovation Gateway staff members attended the inaugural Georgia University IP Alliance Meeting held at Georgia State University.
  • Innovation Gateway and Hayden-McNeil Publishers entered into an exclusive license for the publication and sales of a statistics lab manual authored by Jennifer Kaplan and Kristen Roland, department of statistics.
  • Innovation Gateway executed a license agreement with a company for the territories of Europe and several counties in Africa for a blueberry cultivar developed by Scott NeSmith, department of horticulture.
  • Innovation Gateway staff members sponsored and participated in the 72nd annual Southeastern Turfgrass Conference in Tifton, where Wayne Hanna received special recognition for his work producing a number of novel ornamental grasses, trees, and turfgrass cultivars.
  • Innovation Gateway and Kerafast entered into a non-exclusive license agreement for a technology for the thermal stabilization of enzymes with molecular brushes, developed by Sergiy Minko and Nataraja Sekhar Yadavall, department of textiles, merchandising and interiors, in collaboration with Igor Luzinov, Clemson University.
  • An Innovation Gateway staff member attended the AUTM 2018 Software Course in Pittsburgh, PA. The course also included topics related to licensing of other forms of copyrightable materials, including artwork and scientific images.
  • Innovation Gateway executed a testing and option agreement with a Georgia-based nursery for various experimental ornamental blueberry selections developed by Scott NeSmith, department of horticulture.
  • An Innovation Gateway staff member attended the annual conference for the Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA) in Greenville, SC.
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