INL contractor-owned inventions are available for licensing and commercialization by U.S. and foreign companies and organizations. The INL licenses its intellectual property on much of the same terms as universities, other research organizations and industrial firms.
Various licensing terms may be negotiated, including both exclusive and non-exclusive license. Exclusive licenses may be in certain fields of use, geographic areas, or according to other terms. Co-exclusive and partially exclusive licenses, where exclusive rights to commercialize a technology may be shared by several organizations or restricted by area of use, territory or other terms, may also be granted. For example, one company may obtain exclusive rights to use and invention for applications in the energy industry, while another exclusively licenses the same invention for applications in the food industry.
The INL has many technologies available for licensing to meet a variety of industrial needs. INL's technology portfolios are organized by industrial area and are managed by Commercialization Managers with experience in these industries. Technologies are listed in each portfolio as they become available.
If you are interested in licensing an INL technology, contact the Commercialization Manager listed with the technology. They will assist you in creating the business partnership needed to successfully commercialize the technology.