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Highlights of AUTM US Licensing Activity Survey: FY2014
Now Available

from AUTM

The AUTM Licensing Activity Survey offers quantitative data and real-world examples about licensing activities at U.S. and Canadian universities, hospitals and research institutions.

Highlights of the AUTM U.S. Licensing Activity Survey: FY2014 provide a preview of the data found in the comprehensive fiscal year 2014 report. It offers a glimpse into the current state of the technology transfer field. That comprehensive AUTM U.S. Licensing Activity Survey: FY2014 will be published later this year and supplemented with additional stories about technology transfer's ability to improve lives and boost economies.

Highlights include:
  • 5,435 licenses executed (up 4.5 percent over prior year)
  • 1,461 options executed (up 7.7 percent)
  • 549 executed licenses containing equity (up 17 percent)
  • 914 startup companies formed (up 12 percent)
  • 4,688 startups still operating as of the end of FY2014 (up 11.4 percent)
  • 965 new commercial products created (up 34.2 percent)
  • 6,363 U.S. patents issued (up 11 percent)

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