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Scientists from the National Data Buoy Center Honored for 2012 Patent
Friday, November 30, 2012

Scientists from the National Data Buoy Center Honored for 2012 Patent

NOAA Administrator, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, and Kelly Wright, Director of NOAA’s Technology Partnerships Office, awarded the NOAA Patent Holders Award to Dr. Chung -Chu Teng, Richard Bouchard and Dr. Rodney Riley

On November 16, NOAA Administrator, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, and Kelly Wright, Director of NOAA’s Technology Partnerships Office, awarded the NOAA Patent Holders Award to Dr. Chung -Chu Teng, Richard Bouchard and Dr. Rodney Riley of the National Weather Service (NWS) National Data Buoy Center, for successfully patenting a system for “measuring spectra of surface ocean waves in near real-time.”  The patent, which was awarded in June 2012, describes a “moored buoy floating at the ocean surface and anchored to the seafloor precisely measur[ing] acceleration, pitch, roll, and Earth's magnetic flux field of the buoy over a limited sampling period.”

NOAA 2012 Technology Transfer and Patent Awards
Monday, November 26, 2012

NOAA 2012 Technology Transfer and Patent Awards

NOAA Administrator and TPO Director Kelly Wright present Technology Transfer and Patent Awards

On November 16, 2012, NOAA held its 2012 Administrator’s and Technology Transfer Award Ceremony at its headquarters in Silver Spring, MD. Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, gave the Keynote Address while the Assistant Administrator of the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Dr. Robert Detrick, served as Master of Ceremonies.  Administrator Awards were given to individuals that demonstrated exceptional work in each of NOAA’s line offices.
Annual SBIR Conference a Success for NOAA
Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Annual SBIR Conference a Success for NOAA

NOAA Tech Partnerships Office Reps Meet with Companies in Advance of Solicitation

Representatives from NOAA's Technology Partnerships Office attended the SBIR/STTR National Conference November 13-14 in Portland, Oregon.  The conference allowed NOAA' SBIR program manager an opportunity to present to hundreds of small businesses from Portland and across the country.  

Commerce Announces Partnership with Cornell NYC Tech to Help American Entrepreneurs Innovate, Grow, and Create Jobs
Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Commerce Announces Partnership with Cornell NYC Tech to Help American Entrepreneurs Innovate, Grow, and Create Jobs

First-of-its-kind campus collaboration will provide USPTO and Commerce resources directly to students, faculty and industry, help accelerate commercialization of new technologies

Historic Patent Reform Implemented by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Historic Patent Reform Implemented by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Most Provisions of America Invents Act Now in Effect

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