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Is the NASA Technology Transfer Program Right for You?

Through its Technology Transfer Program, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has made its technology available “to promote the commercialization and public availability of Federally-owned inventions to benefit the national economy and the U.S. Public.”  See http://technology.nasa.gov/startup

The NASA patent portfolio is available online at  http://technology.nasa.gov/patents

Categories of inventions include:

-Aeronautics
-Communications
-Electrical/Electronics
-Environment
-Health, Medicine, and Biotechnology
-IT and Software
-Instrumentation
-Manufacturing
-Materials and Coatings
-Mechanical and Fluid Systems
-Optics
-Power Generation and Storage
-Propulsion
-Robotics, Automation and Control
-Sensors

According to the NASA website, qualifying companies may be able to receive a license from NASA with no up-front costs for commercial use of NASA’s patented technologies.

A sample NASA licensing agreement is available at: http://technology.nasa.gov/media/NASA_Startup_License_Agreement.pdf

Buche & Associates, P.C. is law firm with specialization in intellectual property and startup businesses.  The firm has offices in Southern California www.southerncaliforniapatents.com, and Houston, Texas, www.buchelaw.com.  Feel free to contact Scott Compton, J.D. at scompton@buchelaw.com

 

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