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USC Stevens Center for Innovation to host international meeting on intellectual property related to Big Data

The USC Stevens Center for Innovation is pleased to host the 3rd Annual Licensing Executives Society International Young Members Congress Conference (LESI YMC), the youngest and most dynamic intellectual property (IP) licensing event in 2017. To be held Friday, June… Read more

USC’s Mark Thompson Awarded IEEE Medal

USC Professor Mark E. Thompson, Ph.D., is the co-recipient of the 2017 IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal for his innovative work leading to organic light-emitting diode displays (OLED), technology that can be found in everything from smartphones to flat-screen TVs. He… Read more

New Licensing Associate Joins USC Stevens Team

The USC Stevens Center for Innovation is pleased to announce the appointment of Denise McKenzie as Licensing Associate, Physical Sciences at the USC Stevens Center for Innovation. This appointment supports the USC Stevens Center for Innovation’s mission to maximize the… Read more

New Associate Director, Corporate Collaborations Joins USC Stevens Team

The USC Stevens Center for Innovation is pleased to announce the appointment of Mina Zion, J.D. as Associate Director, Corporate Collaborations. This appointment supports the USC Stevens Center for Innovation’s mission to maximize the translation of USC research into products… Read more

USC Stevens Center for Innovation Launches Start-Up Investment Program

USC researchers and inventors have a new university resource, as the USC Stevens Center for Innovation has launched a new program to support the translation of research through USC startups. Starting November 1, 2016, applications are being accepted on a… Read more

USC’s Mark Humayun, Shri Narayanan elected fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

USC faculty members Mark Humayun, M.D., Ph.D. and Shrikanth “Shri” Narayanan, Ph.D. were recently named fellows to the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors. Dr. Humayun and Dr. Narayanan join USC President… Read more

USC Keck researcher receives $2.5M CIRM grant

Congratulations to Denis Evseenko, M.D., Ph.D, of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on being awarded a $2.5 million CIRM translational award to develop a stem cell therapy for osteoarthritis. The Keck School of Medicine of the University of… Read more

USC Stevens Center for Innovation Expands Office Hours

USC faculty, researchers and inventors now have more opportunities to meet with the USC Stevens Center for Innovation to discuss ways to facilitate the commercialization of their research and technologies, as USC Stevens has expanded its office hours schedule. Drop-in… Read more

Acucela Secures Option to Exclusively Acquire Novel USC Retinal Technology

USC Stevens Center for Innovation is pleased to share news about an exclusive license newly executed for the rights to a novel retinal technology developed by researchers at USC. Read more about the license with Acucela, a clinical-stage ophthalmology company,… Read more