1. Director of Licensing for U-M’s Office of Technology Transfer Speaks at the U.S. Capitol

    Mark Rivett posted May 10, 2018
    Read Original Article at The University Record
    Bryce Pilz in DC

    As the Director of Licensing for U-M Tech Transfer, Bryce supports the Licensing Staff in working with faculty from around campus to commercialize inventions created at U-M.
    (Photo by Mike Waring, Washington Office)

    Bryce Pilz (second from left) speaks at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday at a conference about how current patent laws and regulations are stifling innovation. Pilz, director of licensing for U-M’s Office of Technology Transfer, cited two examples of medical diagnostic tests developed at U-M that failed to get patent protection, hindering the development of those technologies. The conference focused on ways Congress and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office can improve the situation.