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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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A sharp increase in startups ceasing business activity, up Tysons Corner, VA January 8, 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.

Patent Practice for Beginners — January January 23, 7: Navigating the relationship between inside and outside counsel January 10, Moving from Idea to Patent: By Steve Brachmann January 4, A May Congressional report by the 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.

That number is not insignificant especially considering that percent of U.

Susalka explained that academic tech transfer activities can be considered in three separate stages: When Do You Have an Invention? Attracting and Keeping Good Corporate Clients: Intellectual Property Policy Considerations January 31, 9: Ominous trend likely attributable to eroding patent rights.

During that year span, academic tech transfer has supported a total of up to 4.


The actual time range for those figures is through Many of the highlights from the AUTM licensing survey are available in an infographic published online by the organization. Who are Inventors and Joint Inventors? Can Ideas Be Patented or Protected? Although one might argue that surgey academic patent applications in the U.

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

Second, the office safeguards the invention through a patent, copyright, or other licenaing of IP protection. 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.

He has worked professionally as a freelancer for more than a decade. Ina total of new products were created at the downstream end of all academic research and development. When comparing patent applications filed by U.

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. While the AUTM licensing survey provides an annual surrvey 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. Of the 7, licenses and options executed inapproximately 70 percent were issued to small and startup companies.

He has become a regular contributor to IPWatchdog. Prior to that act, no new drugs or vaccines were commercialized when the government took patent rights away from inventing organizations.

Our website uses cookies to provide you with a better experience. Patent Why do you want a Patent? Such licenses syrvey 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.


An upward trend in patent application filing activity in recent years led to the issue of 7, patents to academic institutions during Inoption agreements were down year-over-year by 7 percent while exclusive licenses dropped 2. The aum of the commercialization of academic IP includes tremendous beneficial impacts to society at large through the widespread adoption and use of new technologies.

AUTM licensing survey

suurvey Non-exclusive license totals, however, rose by 2. An earlier version of this article discussed the contributions of academic tech transfer to U. They file so that their inventions can make an impact. There are currently No Comments comments. Steve also provides website copy and documents for various business clients. Concerns about the ability of academic institutions to keep contributing to the U.

The survey also points to eroding patent rights as being responsible for an ominous trend. These invention disclosures led to the filing of 16, new patent applications, an increase of 3. Susalka noted that one trend he llcensing seen recently involves an increase in prototyping funds at academic institutions to de-risk a technology, making it more attractive for licensing. What Mattered in 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.

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