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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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. Inoption agreements were down year-over-year by 7 percent while exclusive licenses dropped 2.
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Second, the office safeguards the invention through a patent, copyright, or other type of IP protection. Can Ideas Be Patented or Protected?
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Ina total of new products were created at the downstream end of all academic research and kicensing. A May Congressional report by the U.
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Ominous trend likely attributable to eroding patent rights. An upward trend in patent application filing activity in recent years led to the issue of 7, patents to academic institutions lifensing Since the enactment of the Bayh-Dole Act inthe law enabling academic tech transfer of technologies developed through surfey research, AUTM and BIO report that more than drugs and vaccines have been developed through private-public partnerships. By Steve Brachmann January 4, He has become a regular contributor to IPWatchdog.
They file so that their inventions can make an impact.
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. 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. 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.
During that year span, academic tech transfer has supported a total of up to 4. 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.
Prior to that act, no new drugs or vaccines were commercialized when the government took patent rights licensign from inventing organizations. Tysons Corner, VA January 8, An earlier version of this article discussed the contributions of academic tech transfer to U.
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When comparing patent applications filed by U. Although one might argue that overall academic patent applications in the U. He has worked professionally as a freelancer for more than a decade. 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. Navigating the relationship between inside and outside counsel January 10, 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 have over protecting the intellectual property under the current iteration of the U.
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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: What Mattered in The pages, articles and comments on IPWatchdog. Of the 7, licenses and options executed aurmapproximately 70 percent were issued to small and startup companies.