Mixed results for CSU Ventures in 2012
The figures come from the first annual report published recently by CSU’s nonprofit technology-transfer group. Highlights of the report include:
• Patent applications increased to 157 during its 2012 fiscal year vs. 142 the previous fiscal year.
• CSU Ventures helped to create six startups during fiscal 2012 vs. five startups the previous fiscal year. The nonprofit has helped create 21 startups the past five years.
• Inventions licensed to Colorado companies that worked with the organization improved to 31 from 22; inventions licensed to companies outside the state increased from 15 to 16.
CSU Ventures’ numbers look strongest as measured in five-year increments, but have seen minor year-over-year declines in some categories, such as invention disclosures, patents issued, licenses and income. Those figures:
• Invention disclosures fell from 119 to 117.
• Patents issued were down to 12 during
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