Data from past surveys is available in AUTM Statistics Access for Tech Transfer licensing data collected by AUTM from participating academic institutions. The AUTM Licensing Activity Survey includes detailed information on research funding, the impact of innovation, patent activity, licensing income and the. The AUTM Licensing survey offers quantitative data from licensing activities in the U.S. & Canadian universities, hospitals and research institutions.

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Third, tech transfer offices pursue the commercialization of the technology through a licensing partnership, often made with small- and medium-sized businesses.

An upward trend in patent application filing activity in recent years led to the issue of 7, patents to academic institutions during That number is not insignificant especially considering that percent of U. The actual time range for those figures is through A total of academic institutions were surveyed to find that academic tech transfer offices saw 25, new invention disclosures survsythe fifth straight year which saw an increase in invention disclosures.

Although one might argue that overall academic patent applications in the U.

AUTM Licensing Survey: Ominous trend likely attributable to eroding patent rights

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An earlier version of this article discussed the contributions of academic tech transfer licensung U. The result of the commercialization of academic IP includes tremendous beneficial impacts to society at large through the widespread adoption and use of new technologies.


Inoption agreements were down year-over-year by 7 percent while exclusive licenses dropped 2.

Susalka noted that one trend he has seen recently involves an increase in prototyping funds at academic institutions to de-risk a technology, making it more attractive for licensing. Patent Practice for Beginners — January January 23, 7: Moving from Idea to Patent: First, once the tech transfer office receives an invention disclosure, the office must carefully evaluate the technology, including both the commercial potential of the technology as well as how to properly protect the invention.

A May Congressional report by the U.

Attracting and Keeping Good Corporate Clients: Our website uses cookies to provide you with a better experience. By Steve Brachmann January 4, Second, the office safeguards surve invention through a patent, copyright, or other type of IP protection.

Steve also provides website copy and documents for licening business clients. A sharp increase in startups ceasing business activity, up He has become a regular contributor to IPWatchdog. They file so that their inventions can make an impact.

While the AUTM licensing survey provides an annual measure of licensing activity, the infographic includes year data on the impacts of academic research to the innovative economy; these statistics were developed by AUTM and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization BIO. There are currently No Comments comments. What Mattered in The AUTM licensing survey highlights a few recent examples of new products developed by academia, including a cultivar variety of sweet potato from North Carolina State University which can survive tough growing seasons as well as the more effective use of patient immune systems to fight cancer developed by St.


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Patent Why do you want a Patent? Susalka explained that academic tech transfer activities can be considered in three separate stages: Tysons Corner, VA January 8, The pages, articles and comments on IPWatchdog.

AUTM licensing survey

Non-exclusive license totals, however, rose by 2. Ominous trend likely attributable to eroding patent rights. When comparing patent applications filed by U. General Accounting Office GAO noted that, prior to Bayh-Dole, the federal government held 28, patents but only 5 percent of those were commercially licensed.

AUTM licensing survey [1998]

He has worked professionally as a freelancer for more than a decade. Many of the highlights from the AUTM licensing survey are available in an infographic published online by the organization.

Such licenses with smaller entities appear to be growing more important to academic institutions as licenses to large entities decreased by 16 percent from down aurm a total of 2, licenses.