PNNL offers entire patented tech portfolio at no cost until end of 2020

August 9, 2020 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is offering its entire portfolio of patented technologies on a research trial basis—at no cost—to spur economic development and ultimately create new jobs.

Dozens of technologies could be deployed across U.S. markets spanning everything from analytical instruments, human health and agriculture to advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity and renewable energy. Through the six-month trial period, businesses can try out PNNL’s technologies.

Some of PNNL’s intellectual property could be applied to help with the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, one of the most recent additions to the portfolio is a coating called ElastiDry. This inexpensive and stretchable superhydrophobic material could be included during the manufacture of latex gloves—or other protective clothing—to make personal protective equipment impenetrable to deadly viruses.

From now through December 31, 2020, the standard $1,000 fee will be waived for organizations and entrepreneurs interested in signing a nonexclusive exploratory license agreement, which means more than one organization can hold a license for the same technology. The agreement allows entrepreneurs and organizations to test a technology within their own product lines before entering into a formal licensing agreement.

To learn more, visit PNNL’s Exploratory License page.

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