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. Read our privacy policy for more information. Moving from Idea to Patent: He has become a regular contributor to IPWatchdog.

Many of the highlights from the AUTM licensing survey are available in an infographic published online by the organization. Ina total of new products were created at the downstream end of all academic research and development.

The survey licejsing points to eroding patent rights as being responsible for an ominous trend. A sharp increase in startups ceasing business activity, up An earlier version of this article discussed the contributions of academic tech transfer to U. The actual time range for those figures is through Concerns about the ability of academic institutions to keep contributing to the U.


Susalka explained that academic tech transfer activities can be considered in three separate stages: 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.

Second, the office safeguards the invention through a patent, copyright, or other licenaing of IP protection. He has worked professionally as a freelancer for more than a decade.

A total of academic institutions were surveyed to find that academic tech transfer offices saw 25, new invention disclosures duringthe fifth straight year which saw an increase in invention disclosures. A May Congressional report by the U. 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.

AUTM licensing survey

Can Ideas Be Patented or Protected? Tysons Corner, VA January 8, Prior to that act, no new drugs or vaccines were commercialized aum the government took patent rights away from inventing organizations.

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 to a total of 2, licenses. Intellectual Property Policy Considerations January 31, 9: 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 [2003]

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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.

Who are Inventors and Joint Inventors? Inoption agreements were down year-over-year by 7 percent while exclusive licenses dropped 2. There are currently No Comments comments.

AUTM licensing survey [1998]

In an executive summary section entitled The Perils of Eroding Patent RightsAUTM notes that a slight decrease in options and exclusive license agreements compared to the number of non-exclusive license agreements could be due to fears that licensing companies survvey over protecting the intellectual property under the current iteration of the U. When comparing patent applications filed by U.

Patent Why do you want a Patent? Non-exclusive license totals, however, rose by 2.

These invention disclosures led to the filing of 16, new patent applications, an increase of 3.