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Licensing income edges higher

Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed
August 28, 2012

Universities in the United States derived modestly more income from research innovations they licensed in 2011 than they did in 2010, as the sputtering economy continued to constrain the market for startups and other investment, an annual survey by the Association of University Technology Managers has found. The survey, to which 157 colleges and universities responded (along with several dozen hospitals and other research entities), also showed that the number of patents issued to the institutions rose by 6.9 percent, to 4,296 from 4,018, and that the number of startup companies that emerged from their research products stayed roughly constant, at 617 compared to 2010’s 613.

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