By Alex Philippidis

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The annual US licensing survey of the Association of University Technology Managers, released this week, showed several research institutes joining the consensus of university and hospital respondents in filing for more patents and disclosing more inventions during the year ending June 30, 2008.

However, it also showed that they also had started up fewer companies, won fewer patents, and signed fewer licensing and option agreements than they did before the recession.

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