Cheng to answer fraud charges
A Singaporean judge is set to hear allegations that a former NTUitive director fixed contracts with two outsourcing companies he had relations with.
US research industry marks Bayh-Dole 40
A new pressure group has been formed in the heat of the US presidential election campaign to protect the impact of the Bayh-Dole Act.
Stanford fails in bid for restraining order
Stanford University general counsel Debra Zumwalt reportedly hoped to prevent further legal filings against her and other Stanford trustees.
MedWhat case sours further
MedWhat's request to replace a judge hearing the case against Stanford-StartX Fund has been refused and the company has been ordered to pay costs for blocking discovery.
Allied Minds’ board comes under siege
Crystal Amber could move to replace the board with a single appointee to drive through divestments, having already forced the resignation of former CEO Jill Smith.
Irish universities questioned over staff-spinout links
Ireland's higher education institutions must provide details of staff involvement in university-linked businesses in response to parliamentary concerns.
Big deal: Stanford-StartX Fund reaches the end
The Stanford University-backed fund will halt new investments from July, seemingly as the accelerator reaches financial stability but in the midst of a legal battle.
Exosect put up for sale
University of Southampton spinout Exosect has been put up for sale by Hilco Streambank in an effort to salvage the pest and disease control technology producer.
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.
New UK laws draw innovators into hunt for foreign agents
Researchers or investors could face jail terms if they work with someone they “ought to know” is under the direction of a foreign power.
ByteDance bids goodbye to investment team
The digital media group has restructured its corporate venturing activities on the same day as China revealed proposals which would place investments under greater scrutiny.
Concern mounts about European proposals
Various members of the corporate venturing industry have contacted Global Corporate Venturing to say they are concerned about proposed changes to European competition law. The European Commission recently consulted on a white paper which could chill venture investing by corporates in Europe.