Andrea Alms and Bob MacWright are with the University of Virginia Patent Foundation
. They join Coy Barefoot to explain how the group protects the University’s intellectual property. Alms is the the general manager of Spinner Technologies
, which is set up to help faculty build companies powered by their inventions.
In the past year, U.Va has been the home to more than 170 inventions. “We’re a volume business,” says MacWright. At least two-thirds of the inventions come from the Medical Center, and Alms and MacWright describe some of the latest research to hit the market.