Licensing

We are driven by a commitment to fairness and the desire to see every invention licensed to maximize its impact on making a better world.

To that end, we match UArizona inventions with companies who can move them forward into the marketplace.

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Raj Khanna delivers the pitch for startup Regulonix at the TLA I-Squared Awards & Expo.
Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona Raj Khanna delivers the pitch for startup Regulonix at the TLA I-Squared Awards & Expo.

Every technology is unique and carries with it has its own set of features, value propositions, and market opportunities. Therefore, the path towards commercialization may look different among inventing teams. 

Types of agreements:

  • Exclusive agreements: In these one-to-one relationships, only the licensor can make use of the IP. 

  • Non-exclusive agreements: These are one-to-many agreements, where many licensors can make use of the IP.  

  • Option agreements: These agreements allow a prospective licensee to evaluate a patented technology for a limited amount of time (usually one year), giving them the option to enter into a longer-term licensing agreement.  

  • Materials transfer agreements: Common to university environments, these agreements – referred to as “MTAs” – allow for the sharing of research materials such as reagents, cell lines, plasmids and vectors between organizations.  

The Arizona Choice

The UArizona's clear and simple approach to industry-sponsored research.

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Standard UArizona Agreements

These template agreements represent the starting point for commercializing UArizona discoveries. 

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