Technology Transfer Statistics

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 TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER ACTIVITIES
(NIH, CDC, and FDA)
1

 
Fiscal Year
Activity 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Invention Disclosures 352 320 370 292 320 331 303 237 285
New U.S. Patent Applications Filed2 147 135 153 196 205 294 184 124 190
Total U.S. Patent Applications Filed 300 303 358 301 284 342 246 180 265
Issued U.S. Patents 130 122 197 151 152 145 114 180 107
Executed Licenses 198 180 222 275 285 328 329 342 359
Royalties ($ in millions) $111.2 $116.6 $137.7 $147.1 $137.8 $135.6 $110.9 $78.2 $63.4
 
Executed CRADAs (NIH Only) 93 77 79 101 115 111 82 88 99
  Standard 57 46 45 73 89 93 63 74 58
  Material 36 31 34 28 26 18 19 14 29
C-RCA3 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 12

1 FY 11 through FY 13, metrics reflect aggregated data of NIH and FDA. FY 14 through FY 16, metrics reflect aggregated data of NIH, FDA, and CDC. Starting in FY 17, metrics reflect aggregated data of NIH and CDC, only. For all metrics, there is an exception where it is denoted as NIH only.

2 Patent applications include only the first U.S. patent application for a new disclosure filed in the reporting period (data include CIP filings but not Divisional applications).

3New CRADA type added in FY2020.

 

 TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER ACTIVITIES
(NIH and FDA)

  Fiscal Year
Activity 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Invention Disclosures 400 403 388 367 419 402 353 340 351
New U.S. Patent Application Filed1 196 199 186 173 178 176 156 147 181
Total U.S. Patent Applications Filed 382 396 347 309 354 3443 300 304 303
Issued U.S. Patents 86 122 66 93 117 88 110 134 131
Executed Licenses 209 276 313 254 264 259 215 2262 197
Royalties ($ in millions) $53.7 $56.3 $98.2 $82.7 $87.7 $97.2 $91.2 $91.6 $96.9
 
Executed CRADAs (NIH Only) 84 87 80 51 44 72 77 66 68
Standard 36 43 39 22 23 33 33 39 40
Material 48 44 41 29 21 39 44 27 28
 

1Patent applications include only the first U.S. patent application for a new disclosure filed in the reporting period (data include CIP filings but not Divisional applications).

2Starting in FY2010, the number does not include administrative amendments that modify executed license agreements to correct or clarify non-substantive terms or obligations.

 

 TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER ACTIVITIES1
(NIH and FDA)

  Fiscal Year
Activity 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Invention Disclosures 307 271 196 268 287 294 330 379 331
Patnent Applications 171 147 136 148 132 169 189 179 173
Issued Patents 96 100 127 152 171 163 120 99 88
Executed Licenses 151 160 184 208 215 204 188 200 231
Royalties ($ in millions) $18.6 $19.4 $27.0 $35.7 $39.6 $44.6 $52.0 $46.1 $51.0
                   
Executed CRADAs (NIH Only) 31 32 87 153 149 126 109 120 101
Standard 31 32 44 32 43 48 34 44 34
Material NA NA 43 121 106 78 75 76 67
 
1Historial data prior to introduction of automated tracking and analysis systems.

 

 TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER ACTIVITIES1
(NIH, CDC, and FDA)

  Fiscal Year
Activity 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993
Invention Disclosures 116 115 147 205 229 249 240 311 282
Patent Applications 66 84 89 136 202 208 202 224 193
Issued Patents 36 32 33 37 32 40 50 77 68
Executed Licenses 25 39 36 44 50 43 88 96 99
Royalties ($ in millions) NA NA $4.2 $5.4 $4.8 $5.8 $13.3 $10.1 $13.5
 
Executed CRADAs (NIH Only) 1 4 10 20 42 32 26 30 41
 
1 Historial data prior to introduction of automated tracking and analysis systems.