The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has launched “Patents 4 Partnerships” to provide a user-friendly, searchable repository of patents and published patent applications related to the COVID-19 pandemic that are available for licensing. Patents 4 Partnerships is intended to facilitate the voluntary licensing and commercialization of innovations initially related to COVID-19, but may later expand to new technologies.
At launch, Patents 4 Partnerships includes content from the USPTO, the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC Business), the AUTM Innovation Marketplace (AIM), universities and a number of federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Energy, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs databases.
View the USPTO news release here.
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