Objectives, Characteristics and Outcomes of University Licensing: A Survey of Major U.S. Universities

  title={Objectives, Characteristics and Outcomes of University Licensing: A Survey of Major U.S. Universities},
  author={Jerry G. Thursby and R. Jensen and Marie C. Thursby},
  journal={The Journal of Technology Transfer},
This paper describes results of our survey of licensing at 62 research universities. We consider ownership, income splits, stage of development, marketing, license policies and characteristics, goals of licensing and the role of the inventor in licensing. Based on these results we analyze the relationship between licensing outcomes and both the objectives of the TTO and the characteristics of the technologies. Patent applications grow one-to-one with disclosures, while sponsored research grows… Expand

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