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Facts & Figures

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

2021 Figures Inventions
Disclosed
Technologies
Licensed
New U.S. Patent
Applications
Startups
Launched
  149 64 81 11
Cumulative U.S. Patents
Issued
Licensing
Revenue
Startups
Launched
Startup
Investments
  1,003 $111.5M 146 $1.5B

Disclosures
2012 – 2016 786
2017 – 2021 843

New Patent Applications
2012 – 2016 408
2017 – 2021 455

Issued U.S. Patents
2012 – 2016 187
2017 – 2021 298

Licenses
2012 – 2016 264
2017 – 2021 364

Startups
2012 – 2016 49
2017 – 2021 39

Licensing Revenue (M)
2012 – 2016 20.8
2017 – 2021 54.4

Disclosures
FY15 136
FY16 196
FY17 164
FY18 183
FY19 177
FY20 170
FY21 149

New Patent Applications
FY15 82
FY16 99
FY17 85
FY18 109
FY19 69
FY20 111
FY21 81

Confidential Disclosure Agreements
FY15 166
FY16 180
FY17 148
FY18 165
FY19 125
FY20 143
FY21 147

Material Transfer Agreements
FY15 747
FY16 714
FY17 785
FY18 725
FY19 661
FY20 645
FY21 753

U.S. Patents Issued
FY14 36
FY15 48
FY16 47
FY17 66
FY18 70
FY19 55
FY20 49

Licenses
FY15 62
FY16 53
FY17 75
FY18 90
FY19 77
FY20 58
FY21 64

Startups
FY15 9
FY16 8
FY17 9
FY18 5
FY19 11
FY20 3
FY21 11

Licensing Revenue ($ Millions)
FY15 3.0
FY16 4.0
FY17 4.6
FY18 7.4
FY19 7.5
FY20 5.4
FY21 29.5