Facts & Figures

These figures reflect outcomes related to the evaluation, protection and licensing of UNC-Chapel Hill intellectual property.

2017 Figures: Inventions Disclosed, 164. License Agreements, 74. New Patent Applications, 86. Startups Launched, 9. Cumulative: U.S. Patents Issued, 768. Licensing Revenue, 62 million dollars. Startups Launched, 116. Startup Investments, 989 million dollars.

 

 

DISCLOSURES: From 2008 - 2012, 686. From 2013 - 2017, 790. NEW PATENT APPLICATIONS: From 2008 - 2012, 318. From 2013 - 2017, 421. U.S. PATENTS ISSUED: From 2008 - 2012, 127. From 2013 - 2017, 219. LICENSES: From 2008 - 2012, 266. From 2013 - 2017, 277. STARTUPS: From 2008 - 2012, 29. From 2013 - 2017, 49. LICENSING REVENUE: From 2008 - 2012, 12.3 million dollars. From 2013 - 2017, 23.1 million dollars.

 

 

DISCLOSURES: In FY 2012, 160. In FY 2013, 138. In FY 2014, 156. In FY 2015, 136. In FY 2016, 196. In FY 2017, 164.

 

 

CONFIDENTIAL DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS: In FY 2012, 126. In FY 2013, 128. In FY 2014, 183. In FY 2015, 166. In FY 2016, 180. In FY 2017, 148.

 

 

U.S. PATENTS ISSUED: In FY 2012, 31. In FY 2013, 25. In FY 2014, 36. In FY 2015, 48. In FY 2016, 47. In FY 2017, 63.

 

 

STARTUPS: In FY 2012, 9. In FY 2013, 13. In FY 2014, 10. In FY 2015, 9. In FY 2016, 8. In FY 2017, 9.

NEW PATENT APPLICATIONS: In FY 2012, 73. In FY 2013, 72. In FY 2014, 82. In FY 2015, 82. In FY 2016, 99. In FY 2017, 86.

 

 

MATERIAL TRANSFER AGREEMENTS: In FY 2012, 637. In FY 2013, 525. In FY 2014, 713. In FY 2015, 747. In FY 2016, 714. In FY 2017, 785.

 

 

LICENSES: In FY 2012, 61. In FY 2013, 49. In FY 2014, 39. In FY 2015, 62. In FY 2016, 53. In FY 2017, 74.

 

 

LICENSING REVENUE (in millions of dollars): In FY 2012, 2.4. In FY 2013, 3.8. In FY 2014, 7.6. In FY 2015, 3. In FY 2016, 4. In FY 2017, 4.7.