Spin-Outs: Creating Businesses from University Intellectual Property

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Harriman House Limited, Aug 27, 2010 - Business & Economics - 180 pages
Universities increasingly encourage spin-out companies from their own departments, and interest from entrepreneurs and the commercial sphere is only set to develop further in coming years. With this in mind, Professor Graham Richards - an academic and businessman who has had many years of involvement with spin-out companies - has written this book as a guide and an inspiration for those who are thinking about commercialising intellectual property and creating a spin-out company.
 

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Contents

Preface
Introduction
1
A Brief History Of SpinOuts
7
Technology Transfer
15
Starting A SpinOut Company
35
Oxford Molecular Ltd
47
Oxford Molecular Group Plc
85
Wider University Coverage IP Group Plc
111
Conclusions
135
Appendices
143
Index
161
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About the author (2010)

Professor Graham Richards has worked with spin-out companies since 1988, when he was involved in founding the University of Oxford's technology transfer company, Isis Innovation Ltd, which he went on to be a director of for 20 years.

Professor Richards founded his own spin-out company, Oxford Molecular Ltd, in 1989 and was heavily involved with running this company for 11 years, until it was sold in 2000. He has also been a director of Catalyst Biomedica Ltd and a chairman of IP2IPO Group Plc, which later became the publicly quoted IP Group Plc. He is now a senior non-executive director of that company.

Professor Richards has recently retired from Oxford University, where he was Head of the Chemistry Department.

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