Newly published Licensing Activity Survey report drills down to data detail


January 11, 2016 AUTM today released its highly regarded annual U.S. Licensing Activity Survey report for FY2014. Along with real world and human impact stories about technology transfer’s ability to improve lives and boost economies, the report analyzes licensing activities at U.S. universities, hospitals and research institutions, with data such as the following:

  • 5,435 licenses executed (up 4.5% over prior year)
  • 1,461 options executed (up 7.7%)
  • 549 executed licenses containing equity (up 17%)
  • 914 startup companies formed (up 11.7%)
  • 4,688 startups still operating as of the end of FY2014 (up 11.4%)
  • 965 new commercial products created (up $34.2%)
  • 6,363 U.S. patents issued (up 11%)

Details about purchasing the FY2014 report are available here.

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