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Annual Report

FY2019
FY2018
FY2017
FY2016
FY2015

FY2019

By the Numbers

$407,392,000
Research Expenditures
122
Invention Disclosures
78
New Patents Issued
34
New License Agreements

Patent Filings

  • New Matter Filings
  • Continuations

Copyright & Patent Applications

  • Nationalized PCT
  • Copyright
  • US Provisional
  • US Non-Provisional
  • PCT
  • Foreign, non-PCT
Research Expenditures:

$407,392,000

Invention Disclosures:

122 disclosures were received from 193 inventors from 40 University departments and divisions. 41 external collaborators from 28 institutions, agencies, and corporations were also named as inventors.

Intellectual Property Protection:

6 copyright registrations and 115 patent applications were filed in FY 2019. Of the patent filings, 60 were new matter filings, while 55 were continuations of applications filed in previous years.

Patents Issued:

In FY 2019, the University of Rochester was granted 32 U.S. patents and 46 foreign patents. These 78 patents cover 41 different technologies.

License Agreements:

In FY 2019, the University of Rochester executed 34 new license and option agreements and monitored 187 active agreements. 79 of these agreements generated revenue.

License Revenue:

In FY 2019, the University of Rochester received $1,529,393 in licensing income.

FY2018

By the Numbers

$382,566,000
Research Expenditures
141
Invention Disclosures
77
New Patents Issued
36
New License Agreements

Patent Filings

  • New Matter Filings
  • Continuations

Copyright & Patent Applications

  • Nationalized PCT
  • Copyright
  • US Provisional
  • US Non-Provisional
  • PCT
Research Expenditures:

$382,566,000

Invention Disclosures:

141 disclosures were received from 206 inventors from 47 University departments and divisions. 50 external collaborators from 31 institutions, agencies, and corporations were also named as inventors.

Intellectual Property Protection:

4 copyright registrations, 2 trademark registrations, and 100 patent applications were filed in FY 2018. Of the patent filings, 40 were new matter filings, while 60 were continuations of applications filed in previous years.

Patents Issued:

In FY 2018, the University of Rochester was granted 45 U.S. patents and 32 foreign patents. These 77 patents cover 50 different technologies.

License Agreements:

In FY 2018, the University of Rochester executed 36 new license and option agreements and monitored 166 active agreements. 62 of these agreements generated revenue.

License Revenue:

In FY 2018, the University of Rochester received $1,519,903 in licensing income.

FY2017

By the Numbers

$363,600,000
Research Expenditures
106
Invention Disclosures
77
New Patents Issued
30
New License Agreements

Patent Filings

  • New Matter Filings
  • Continuations

Copyright & Patent Applications

  • Nationalized PCT
  • Copyright
  • US Provisional
  • US Non-Provisional
  • PCT
Research Expenditures:

$363,600,000

Invention Disclosures:

106 disclosures were received from 200 inventors from 32 University departments and divisions. 15 external collaborators from 14 institutions, agencies, and corporations were also named as inventors.

Intellectual Property Protection:

1 copyright registration and 165 patent applications were filed in FY 2017. Of the patent filings, 42 were new matter filings, while 123 were continuations of applications filed in previous years.

Patents Issued:

In FY 2017, the University of Rochester was granted 48 U.S. patents and 25 foreign patents. These 73 patents cover 56 different technologies.

License Agreements:

In FY 2017, the University of Rochester executed 30 new license and option agreements and monitored 146 active agreements. 72 of these agreements generated revenue.

License Revenue:

In FY 2017, the University of Rochester received $10,378,449 in licensing income.

FY2016

By the Numbers

$351,000,000
Research Expenditures
142
Invention Disclosures
69
New Patents Issued
31
New License Agreements

Patent Filings

  • New Matter Filings
  • Continuations

Copyright & Patent Applications

  • Nationalized PCT
  • Copyright
  • US Provisional
  • US Non-Provisional
  • PCT
Research Expenditures:

$351,000,000

Invention Disclosures:

142 disclosures were received from 201 inventors from 48 University departments and divisions. 44 external collaborators from 27 institutions, agencies, and corporations were also named as inventors.

Intellectual Property Protection:

3 copyright registrations and 210 patent applications were filed in FY 2016. Of the patent filings, 67 were new matter filings, while 143 were continuations of applications filed in previous years.

Patents Issued:

In FY 2016, the University of Rochester was granted 48 U.S. patents and 21 foreign patents. These 69 patents cover 56 different technologies.

License Agreements:

In FY 2016, the University of Rochester executed 31 new license and option agreements and monitored 137 active agreements. 68 of these agreements generated revenue.

License Revenue:

In FY 2016, the University of Rochester received $22,877,004 in licensing income.

FY2015

By the Numbers

$342,000,000
Research Expenditures
151
Invention Disclosures
74
New Patents Issued
24
New License Agreements

Patent Filings

  • New Matter Filings
  • Continuations

Copyright & Patent Applications

  • Nationalized PCT
  • Copyright
  • US Provisional
  • US Non-Provisional
  • PCT
Research Expenditures:

$342,000,000

Invention Disclosures:

151 disclosures were received from 253 inventors from 56 University departments and divisions. 58 external collaborators from 31 institutions, agencies, and corporations were also named as inventors.

Intellectual Property Protection:

8 copyright registrations and 241 patent applications were filed in FY 2015. Of the patent filings, 76 were new matter filings, while 165 were continuations of applications filed in previous years.

Patents Issued:

In FY 2015, the University of Rochester was granted 53 U.S. patents and 21 foreign patents. These 74 patents cover 61 different technologies.

License Agreements:

In FY 2015, the University of Rochester executed 24 new license and option agreements and monitored 129 active agreements. 73 of these agreements generated revenue.

License Revenue:

In FY 2015, the University of Rochester received $22,386,564 in licensing income.

FY2014

By the Numbers

$344,290,000
Research Expenditures
155
Invention Disclosures
70
New Patents Issued
57
New License Agreements

Patent Filings

  • New Matter Filings
  • Continuations

Copyright & Patent Applications

  • Nationalized PCT
  • Copyright
  • US Provisional
  • US Non-Provisional
  • PCT
Research Expenditures:

$344,290,000

Invention Disclosures:

155 disclosures were received from 250 inventors from 51 University departments and divisions. 51 external collaborators from 28 institutions, agencies, and corporations were also named as inventors. This is more than a 10% increase over disclosures received in FY 2013.

Intellectual Property Protection:

15 copyright registrations and 205 patent applications were filed in FY 2014. Of the patent filings, 70 were new matter filings, while 135 were continuations of applications filed in previous years.

Patents Issued:

In FY 2014, the University of Rochester was granted 50 U.S. patents and 20 foreign patents. These 70 patents cover 64 different technologies.

License Agreements:

In FY 2014, the University of Rochester executed 31 new license and option agreements and monitored 120 active agreements. 64 of these agreements generated revenue.

License Revenue:

In FY 2014, the University of Rochester received $25,639,469 in licensing income.

FY2013

By the Numbers

$375,015,000
Research Expenditures
140
Invention Disclosures
57
New Patents Issued
13
New License Agreements

Patent Filings

  • New Matter Filings
  • Continuations

Copyright & Patent Applications

  • Nationalized PCT
  • Copyright
  • US Provisional
  • US Non-Provisional
  • PCT
Research Expenditures:

$375,015,000

This ranks the University of Rochester 48th among U.S. research universities.*

Invention Disclosures:

140 disclosures were received from 220 inventors from 48 University departments and divisions. 34 external collaborators from 22 institutions, agencies, and corporations were also named as inventors. This is a 6% increase over disclosures received in FY 2012.

Intellectual Property Protection:

3 copyright registrations and 240 patent applications were filed in FY 2013. Of the patent filings, 77 were new matter filings, while 163 were continuations of applications filed in previous years.

Patents Issued:

In FY 2013, the University of Rochester was granted 31 U.S. patents and 26 foreign patents. These 57 patents cover 45 different technologies.

License Agreements:

In FY 2013, the University of Rochester executed 13 new license and option agreements and monitored 130 active agreements. 56 of these agreements generated revenue.

License Revenue:

In FY 2013, the University of Rochester received $29,389,288 in licensing income.

This ranks the University of Rochester 17th among U.S. research universities.* When normalized against research expenditures, Rochester rises to 16th in the nation.*

*Source: 2013 AUTM Annual Report as compiled by the Association of University Technology Managers (autm.net).