Facts & Figures

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

2018 Figures: Inventions Disclosed: 184. License Agreements: 66. New Patent Applications: 108. Startups Launched: 5. Cumulative Figures: U.S. Patents Issued: 839. Licensing Revenue: $69 million. Startups Launched: 121. Startup Investments: $1.1 billion.

From 2009-2013: Disclosures: 702. New Patent Applications: 335. Issued US Patents: 135. Licenses: 261. Startups: 35. Licensing Revenue: $13.5 million. From 2014-2018: Disclosures: 836. New Patent Applications: 456. Issued US Patents: 265. Licenses: 295. Startups: 41. Licensing Revenue: $26.5 million.

DISCLOSURES: In FY 2013, 138. In FY 2014, 156. In FY 2015, 136. In FY 2016, 196. In FY 2017, 164. In FY 2018, 184.

CONFIDENTIAL DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS: In FY 2013, 128. In FY 2014, 183. In FY 2015, 166. In FY 2016, 180. In FY 2017, 148. In FY 2018, 165.

U.S. PATENTS ISSUED: In FY 2013, 25. In FY 2014, 36. In FY 2015, 48. In FY 2016, 47. In FY 2017, 63. In FY 2018, 68.

STARTUPS: In FY 2013, 13. In FY 2014, 10. In FY 2015, 9. In FY 2016, 8. In FY 2017, 9. In FY 2018, 5.

NEW PATENT APPLICATIONS: In FY 2013, 72. In FY 2014, 82. In FY 2015, 82. In FY 2016, 99. In FY 2017, 86. In FY 2018, 108.

MATERIAL TRANSFER AGREEMENTS: In FY 2013, 525. In FY 2014, 713. In FY 2015, 747. In FY 2016, 714. In FY 2017, 785. In FY 2018, 725.

LICENSES: In FY 2013, 49. In FY 2014, 39. In FY 2015, 62. In FY 2016, 53. In FY 2017, 74. In FY 2018, 66.

LICENSING REVENUE (in millions of dollars): In FY 2013, 3.8. In FY 2014, 7.6. In FY 2015, 3. In FY 2016, 4. In FY 2017, 4.7. In FY 2018, 7.4.