The Department of Energy's goal is to advance national, economic and energy security in the U.S.; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that goal; and to ensure environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.
|Recipient||Amount||Start Date||End Date|
|University Of California, Irvine||$ 455,000||   ||2006-04-14||2014-04-14|
|Regents Of The University Of California At Riverside||$ 355,317||   ||2006-07-28||2013-07-14|
|Technology Ventures Corporation||$ 0||   ||2008-04-05||2013-04-04|
|Technology Ventures Corporation||$ 5,806,500||   ||2008-04-04||2013-04-04|
|University Of California, Los Angeles||-$ 48||   ||2006-03-15||2010-03-14|
|Saint Charles, County Of||-$ 12,249||   ||2004-09-23||2008-09-30|
|Florida International University||-$ 2,605||   ||2002-09-30||2008-09-30|
|$ 0||   |
|$ 0||   |
|$ 0||   |
Uses and Use Restrictions
Nonexclusive, revocable licenses are granted by Department of Energy (DOE) to responsible applicants with plans for development and/or marketing on approximately 1,500 DOE owned United State patents.
Exclusive and partially exclusive licenses may also be granted.
Similar licenses on approximately 200 DOE owned foreign patents may be accorded to United State citizens and corporations, and to others under terms and conditions which depend upon particular facts.
Licenses for use or sale in the United States may normally be granted only to licensees that agree to substantial manufacture in the United States.
Copies of U. S. patents may be obtained from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20231, for a modest fee.
Individuals, firms, or corporations with satisfactory plans and intentions to commercialize the invention may apply.
Individuals, firms, and corporations will benefit.
Satisfactory plans for development and/or marketing of the invention. In the case of corporations, the State of incorporation. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is required.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. By letter to the Assistant General Counsel for Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property, DOE, Washington, DC 20585, identifying the patent by its number, together with information as to: (1) The nature and type of the applicant's business; (2) the purpose for which the license is desired together with documentation as to the applicant's plan for development and/or marketing of the invention to achieve that purpose; (3) the geographical areas in which the applicant will practice the invention; (4) the applicant's willingness to render periodic reports on the use of the licensed subject matter; (5) the applicant's status as a small business firm, minority business, or other; and (6) remittance of a $25 processing fee for each license requested.
Patent licenses are issued by the Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property, DOE.
Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977, as amended, Public Law 95-91, 42 U.S.C. 7101 ; Public Law 96-517, 35 U.S.C. 207, 208, 209; Atomic Energy Act of 1954, Sections 156 and 161(g), as amended, Public Law 83- 703, 68 Stat. 919, 42 U.S.C. 2186 and 2201.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Normally three months for nonexclusive licenses; somewhat longer for exclusive licenses.
Applicants denied a license and revoked licensees have the right to appeal in accordance with 10 CFR 781 by filing notice of appeal within 30 days. Appeals board is designated upon filing of notice of appeal.
Licenses may be renewed upon reapplication, contingent on satisfactory performance.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
There are no funds obligated under this program. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: There are no funds obligated under this program.
Post Assistance Requirements
No program reports are required.
If license is royalty bearing, DOE has the right to inspect the books of account as necessary to determine accuracy of statement.
Annual reports are required to be submitted as to the extent of utilization and royalties due, if applicable.
No expenditure reports are required.
No performance monitoring is required.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. If license is royalty bearing, DOE has the right to inspect the books of account as necessary to determine accuracy of statement.
None except where the specific license provides for payment of royalty.
(Dissemination of Technical Information) FY 16 $1,280,904; FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable(Exp: There are no dollars obligated u); and FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable - There are no dollars obligated under this program.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No dollars are obligated under this program.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Licensing of government owned inventions (37 CFR 404). 10 CFR 781, DOE Patent Licensing Regulations; 'DOE Invention Licensing Program' describes the program and is available at http://www.osti.gov/gencoun/.
Regional or Local Office
John T. Lucas, Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Technology Transfer, 1000 Independence Ave, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20585 Phone: (202) 586-2802
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Nonexclusive licenses - satisfactory plan for development and/or marketing of the invention. Exclusive licenses in addition, a determination in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c) that exclusivity is reasonable and necessary for commercialization.