Technology Transfer

Technology transfer at UCAR involves the distribution of intellectual property developed by our scientists and engineers to other entities in order to fully exploit the potential of that intellectual property.  The UCAR Office of General Counsel facilitates this distribution by drafting and negotiating license agreements (covering both copyrighted works as well as patented technology) with both commercial entities and non-profit research collaborators. 

Please contact UCAR's Office of General Counsel for assistance in customizing license terms to meet the needs of your program.  Often, a simple “point and click” license can be used to permit the downloading of software by non-commercial research collaborators from a UCAR Website.  A sample UCAR “point and click” license is available here.  Depending upon the circumstances, a nationally recognized open source license, like those published by the Open Source Initiative may be adequate.  See, for example, the BSD-2 Clause License

UCAR programs sometimes decide to place intellectual property in the public domain.  Please do not do so prior to consulting with the Office of General Counsel.

For more on intellectual property at UCAR, see Intellectual Property FAQs.  For information regarding commercial technology transfer and the UCAR Foundation, click here.”     


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