Microsoft to Sell Non-Core Tech
Blau, John, Research-Technology Management
With its new IP Ventures initiative, Microsoft Corp. hopes to get a bigger bang from the more than $6 billion its spends annually on research and development.
Its intellectual property (IP) licensing program, launched in 2005, sells non-core technology to start-ups or incubating companies in an effort to earn money from discoveries that would otherwise collect dust. In January, the program was extended to include collaboration with governments and public-sector development organizations. April marked the launch of Wallop Inc., the first spinoff to come out of the venture's incubating efforts.
Microsoft has six labs on three continents with more …
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Publication information: Article title: Microsoft to Sell Non-Core Tech. Contributors: Blau, John - Author. Journal title: Research-Technology Management. Volume: 49. Issue: 4 Publication date: July/August 2006. Page number: 4+. © 2009 Industrial Research Institute Inc. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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