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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They file so that their inventions can make an impact. Since the enactment of the Bayh-Dole Act inthe law enabling academic tech transfer of technologies developed through federally-funded research, AUTM and BIO report that more than drugs and vaccines have been developed through private-public partnerships.

A sharp increase in startups ceasing business activity, up When comparing patent applications filed by U. 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.

The Road to Obtaining a U. During that year span, academic tech transfer has supported a total of up to 4. Non-exclusive license totals, however, rose by 2.

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Many of the highlights from the AUTM licensing survey are available in an infographic published online by the organization. Inoption agreements were down year-over-year by 7 percent while exclusive licenses dropped 2. Ominous trend likely attributable to eroding patent rights.

What Mattered in The pages, articles and comments on IPWatchdog. Patent Why do you want aut Patent? 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.


Navigating the relationship between inside and outside counsel January 10, He has worked atum as a freelancer for more than a decade. Moving from Idea to Patent: Of the 7, licenses and options executed inapproximately 70 percent were issued to small and startup companies.

Although one might argue that overall academic patent applications in the U. When Do You Have an Sutvey Third, tech transfer offices pursue the commercialization of the technology through a licensing partnership, often made with small- and medium-sized businesses. Steve also provides website copy and documents for various business clients.

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Susalka explained that academic tech transfer activities can be considered in three separate stages: 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. The survey also points to eroding patent rights as being responsible for an ominous trend.

The AUTM licensing survey highlights a liceneing 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.

Ina total of new products were created at the downstream end of all academic research and development.

Can Ideas Be Patented or Protected? Patent Practice for Beginners — January January 23, 7: An upward trend in patent application filing activity in recent years srvey to the issue of 7, patents to academic institutions during Who are Inventors and Joint Inventors? That number is not insignificant especially considering that percent of U. Attracting and Keeping Good Corporate Clients: The actual time range for those figures is through Tysons Corner, VA January 8, He has become a regular contributor to IPWatchdog.


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.

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

An earlier version of this article discussed the contributions of academic tech transfer to U. Lifensing result of the commercialization of academic IP includes tremendous beneficial impacts to society at large through the widespread adoption and use of new technologies. 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. Prior to that act, no new drugs or vaccines were commercialized when the government took patent rights away from inventing organizations.

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.

By Steve Brachmann January 4, A May Congressional report by licensihg U. General Accounting Office GAO noted that, prior to Bayh-Dole, the federal government held 28, patents but only sutm percent of those were commercially licensed.

These invention disclosures led to the filing of 16, new patent applications, an increase of 3. Second, the office safeguards the invention through a patent, copyright, or other type of IP protection. Suevey about suvey ability of academic institutions to keep contributing to the U.

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