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Facts & Figures

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

2020 Figures Inventions
Disclosed
Technologies
Licensed
New U.S. Patent
Applications
Startups
Launched
  170 58 111 3
Cumulative U.S. Patents
Issued
Licensing
Revenue
Startups
Launched
Startup
Investments
  945 $82M 134 $1.4B

Disclosures
2011 – 2015 732
2016 – 2020 890

New Patent Applications
2011 – 2015 374
2016 – 2020 473

Issued U.S. Patents
2011 – 2015 173
2016 – 2020 287

Licenses
2011 – 2015 252
2016 – 2020 353

Startups
2011 – 2015 48
2016 – 2020 36

Licensing Revenue (M)
2011 – 2015 18.3
2016 – 2020 28.9

Disclosures
FY14 156
FY15 136
FY16 196
FY17 164
FY18 183
FY19 177
FY20 170

New Patent Applications
FY14 82
FY15 82
FY16 99
FY17 85
FY18 109
FY19 69
FY20 111

Confidential Disclosure Agreements
FY14 183
FY15 166
FY16 180
FY17 148
FY18 165
FY19 125
FY20 143

Material Transfer Agreements
FY14 713
FY15 747
FY16 714
FY17 785
FY18 725
FY19 661
FY20 645

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

Licenses
FY14 39
FY15 62
FY16 53
FY17 75
FY18 90
FY19 77
FY20 58

Startups
FY14 10
FY15 9
FY16 8
FY17 9
FY18 5
FY19 11
FY20 3

Licensing Revenue ($ Millions)
FY14 7.6
FY15 3
FY16 4
FY17 4.6
FY18 7.4
FY19 7.5
FY20 5.4