Patent Data Missing in Troll Debate – 03/12/14
Article discusses the apparent rise in lawsuits by patent trolls and quotes Professor Daniel Spulber who is currently conducting research on the topic.
Northwestern University startup a finalist in cancer treatments competition – 03/04/14
Orpheden Therapeutics, a NW backed student startup, is among 10 finalists in the Breast Cancer Startup Challenge, a competition aimed at mining previously unused medical patents. The team is comprised of six students from Northwestern School of Law, Feinberg School of Medicine and Kellogg. The CEO of the startup is John Kuelper, who is both a student in the law school and at Kellogg.
EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: A view from Europe on corporate accountability – 03/04/14
Article is by Caroline Kaeb from the 2014 Kellogg School of Management/Aspen Institute Business and Society Leadership Summit and she discuss the difficulty corporations face when operating across many countries while trying to uphold corporate social responsibility.
Crain’s Chicago Business
NU's 'Purple Pricing' profs take concept to market – 03/03/14
Article covers Professors Sandeep Baliga and Jeffrey Ely’s method of Purple–Pricing for tickets, which is a modified Dutch auction pricing system. Professors Ely and Baliga are in talks with other schools about using their “Ticker” product to sell seats. The article mentions Fast Company’s article that named the NU athletic department to its list of the 10 most innovative companies in sports in 2014.
Chicago ‘Reinvents’ Community College – 03/01/14
The City of Chicago is reinventing some City College programs to graduate more workforce ready students. Mayor Emanuel cited a successful partnership between Kellogg and Dow Chemical Company, saying there’s no reason the same couldn’t be done at city colleges.