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Stanford receives Technology Licensing Achievement Award

Stanford has been awarded the inaugural Licensing Achievement Award by the Licensing Executives Society of the United States and Canada.

The award, which will be made from time to time to a business, organization or individual in recognition of an outstanding contribution to licensing or other technology transfer activity, was made by the society's president, Ron Grudziecki, to Charles Kruger, Stanford's vice provost and dean of research and graduate policy.

Kathy Ku, director of Stanford's Office of Technology Licensing, took part in the ceremonies in October, along with Niels Reimers, who helped initiate Stanford's licensing program in the 1970s.

The program was part of the society's annual meeting, which was attended by 1,000 members. The society is a worldwide federation of business-oriented professional societies of individuals involved in the transfer of technology and industrial or intellectual property rights.



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