SSC Pacific currently has over 600 pieces of intellectual property (patents, patent applications, and Navy invention disclosures). Many of these properties are available for licensing through Patent License Agreements (PLAs).
PLAs allow companies to commercially exploit SSC Pacific-developed technology. Royalty rights, legal rights, and other terms and conditions on the use of the technology are negotiated by the company and SSC Pacific. The licensee gains the technical knowledge and financial benefits of the Government intellectual property. SSC Pacific retains the rights to use the technology for Government purposes.
Licensees must complete and submit an Application for License to Practice Invention and a commercialization plan (in essence, a business plan). These two items are a statutory requirement to license SSC Pacific technologies. If submitting the application and commercialization plan together, many of the answers on the application can refer back to the commercialization plan. Key areas or topics to address in the commercialization plan are:
- Company profile
- Company financials
- Requested technology for licensing and proposed uses
- Manufacturing strategies
- Marketing and sales strategies
- Financial projections/sales (pro forma) of licensed technology
- To market (commercialization) milestones/schedule
- Anticipated resource commitments
- Fields of use
- Proposed licensing fees and royalty rates
PLAs can be partially exclusive or nonexclusive. The partially exclusive license agreement is, in essence, an exclusive license agreement with the exception of the Government having rights. See the SSC Pacific Partially Exclusive PLA Template for more information on what a partially exclusive PLA entails. Licensees may work with employees of SSC Pacific to further develop or test the technology through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA).
Visit our technologies page to browse/search SSC Pacific technologies available for licensing or contact us for more information.