Patents and Technology Licensing Activity
Fiscal Year 2021
9 Startups formed from Princeton discoveries
106 Invention disclosures filed
171 Patent applications filed
54 Patents issued
21 License and options agreements
Our community and our world benefit when discoveries and inventions made at Princeton are developed into new products and technologies. Princeton's teaching and research mission is enhanced when our talented students and professors know that their research may make a real-world difference.
The Office of Technology Licensing serves the University's teaching and research mission by facilitating the transfer of technology to society, for the benefit of all. In fiscal year 2021, OTL assisted University researchers with the filing 106 invention disclosures, 171 patent applications, and the issuance of 54 patents. The office enabled the licensing of 21 technologies and the formation of nine startups.
Innovations developed at Princeton include those in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, ceramics and materials science, chemistry, computers and software, medical devices and diagnostics, and optoelectronics and electrical engineering.