UT Southwestern Medical Center has been protecting and licensing intellectual property for more than 40 years. Invention disclosures have risen from only one or two per year in the 1970s to more than 100 per year in recent years.
Intellectual properties developed at UT Southwestern are primarily in the fields of biotechnology, medical devices, and software. More than 500 U.S. patents in a wide variety of scientific disciplines have been issued naming UT Southwestern inventors.
UT Southwestern has negotiated more than 600 license agreements for a variety of patented and non-patented technologies.
UT Southwestern also holds equity interests in a number of start-up companies established on platform technologies licensed from UT Southwestern.