License IP

Penn State’s open IP helps you quickly bring discoveries to market.

117 Disclosures

For Inventions received in the last year.

55 US Patents

Issued since January 1, 2015.

30 Licenses

And options executed in the last 14 months.

1 Concierge

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License Penn State Sponsored Research IP

With a fully digital process, you can license our IP quickly and efficiently. Our concierge will facilitate the process for you.


The Principal Investigator (PI) prepares an invention disclosure to identify and describe the intellectual property developed and to identify the researchers who contributed to the development of the intellectual property. If a patent application is filed in the future, a patent attorney will determine if these researchers are also inventors.


The PI forwards the invention disclosure to his/her College Research office for the College’s records.


The College Research Office forwards the Invention Disclosure to the Office of Technology Management where it is assigned to a Technology Licensing Offer.


The Technology Licensing Officer/Office of Technology Management forwards the Invention Disclosure to the Sponsor and inquires if the Sponsor wants to take ownership of the intellectual property identified in the Invention Disclosure.


If the Sponsor decides to take ownership of the intellectual property in the Invention Disclosure, a standard Assignment Agreement developed specifically for this purpose is executed on behalf of The Penn State Research Foundation and forwarded to the Sponsor.

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