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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.

Sep 16, 2020

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.

Feb 20, 2020

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.

Oct 10, 2019

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.

Aug 6, 2019

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.

Jun 13, 2019

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.

Jun 3, 2019

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.

Jan 21, 2019

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.

Nov 6, 2018

Other News

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.

Oct 5, 2018

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.

Oct 2, 2018

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.

Jul 18, 2018

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.

Jun 26, 2018

Editor's Picks

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.

Sep 22, 2014

France plans to unleash corporate venturing

A new finance measure should become effective by mid-2014, under which French companies or French subsidiaries of global companies will be incentivised to make riskier investments in small, innovative businesses.

Nov 29, 2013
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