Facts & Figures

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

2019 Figures Inventions
Disclosed
Technologies
Licensed
New U.S. Patent
Applications
Startups
Launched
  177 78 69 10


Cumulative U.S. Patents
Issued
Licensing
Revenue
Startups
Launched
Startup
Investments
  896 $77M 131 $1.4B

Disclosures
2010 – 2014 721
2015 – 2019 856

New Patent Applications
2010 – 2014 356
2015 – 2019 444

Issued U.S. Patents
2010 – 2014 152
2015 – 2019 286

Licenses
2010 – 2014 228
2015 – 2019 358

Startups
2010 – 2014 44
2015 – 2019 41

Licensing Revenue (M)
2010 – 2014 13.5
2015 – 2019 26.5

Disclosures
FY14 156
FY15 136
FY16 196
FY17 164
FY18 184
FY19 177

New Patent Applications
FY14 82
FY15 82
FY16 99
FY17 86
FY18 108
FY19 69

Confidential Disclosure Agreements
FY14 183
FY15 166
FY16 180
FY17 148
FY18 165
FY19 125

Material Transfer Agreements
FY14 713
FY15 747
FY16 714
FY17 785
FY18 725
FY19 661

U.S. Patents Issued
FY14 36
FY15 48
FY16 47
FY17 63
FY18 68
FY19 55

Licenses
FY14 39
FY15 62
FY16 53
FY17 74
FY18 66
FY19 78

Startups
FY14 10
FY15 9
FY16 8
FY17 9
FY18 5
FY19 10

Licensing Revenue ($ Millions)
FY14 7.6
FY15 3
FY16 4
FY17 4.5
FY18 7.4
FY19 7.5