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Baylor Licensing Group

Houston, Texas

Baylor Licensing Group
Baylor Licensing Group
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Why License

The ingenuity of Baylor College of Medicine faculty produces over 100 new technology disclosures each year. The goal of Baylor Licensing Group is to help turn these technology disclosures into products that benefit society and generate income for the developers of those technologies and to BCM to support further research.

The purpose of licensing technology is to provide a mechanism by which technology developed at research institutions is transferred to industry in a manner that benefits the general public, the technology developers and the school.

In 1980, the U.S. Congress recognized the need to provide the mechanism and incentive to academic institutions to accomplish the goal of licensing and passed the Bayh-Dole Act, which provides that rights to inventions resulting from government-sponsored research at universities would be assigned to the universities. The Bayh-Dole Act provided this incentive in order to bring inventions from academic institutions to the public through licensing to commercial partners that have the resources to develop them into useful products.

Benefits from Licensing

Technology licensing has provided many valuable benefits. Examples include new diagnostic tests, research tools, medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

Who benefits from licensing?

  • The public
  • BCM
  • BCM technology developers
  • Industry
  • The U.S. government