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The technology transfer process captures intellectual output from research and attaches appropriate intellectual property rights so that inventions, copyrighted works and technical information may be licensed to companies.
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Companies, start-ups or other organizations that are considering licensing a UCAR/NCAR technology are invited to contact UCAR Office of General Counsel (OGC).Steps for licensing
Exclusive License - An agreement between a licensee and UCAR in which the company obtains sole rights to use the intellectual property. This type of agreement is sometimes limited to a defined period of time.
Non-exclusive License - An agreement between a licensee and UCAR in which the company obtains the rights to the intellectual property for a defined field of use. The field of use may be broadly defined as use in a particular industry, or narrowly defined as use in a single product. Multiple companies may negotiate simultaneous non-exclusive licenses with the university to obtain rights to the same intellectual property.
Software License - An agreement between a licensee and UCAR in which the licensee is receiving non-exclusive licensing rights to a software product developed at UCAR/NCAR/UCP on an as-is basis.
New Venture License - An agreement between a start-up and UCAR in which a percentage of ownership in the new company is negotiated in exchange for licensing rights to the intellectual property.
Exclusive Option - A limited license agreement between a company and UCAR in which the company receives the option to negotiate an exclusive license to the intellectual property after a specified evaluation period.
Inter-institutional Agreement - An agreement between institutions that defines the management and ownership of intellectual property resulting from collaborative research. UCAR requests that potential licensees submit a licensing proposal addressing the following:
This section should provide enough background about your firm so that we can evaluate the fit between your firm and UCAR's needs for a licensee who can successfully commercialize the technology. At a minimum, you should include your firm's full contact information, corporate structure, ability to manufacture, market, distribute, and support a product based on the technology that is the subject of the license.
It is suggested that your proposed marketing plan include the following:
Postal Address: P. O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000 * Shipping Address: 1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, CO 80305