These forms are provided for reference only. Most licenses must be negotiated, approved, and signed by the Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Office (TTIPO). Please contact TTIPO for further information.
The Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Office (TTIPO) staff members are experts in technology transfer and intellectual property and are NIAID’s main resource for negotiating licensing agreements.
Biological Materials Licenses
Biological Materials Licenses allow a company to make, use and/or sell commercially useful biological materials that are not in the public domain, but without patent protection.
Commercial Evaluation Licenses
Commercial Evaluation Licenses grant the non-exclusive right to make and use a technology to evaluate its commercial potential.
- NIH Commercial Evaluation - Biological Materials License Agreement
- Public Health Service Commercial Evaluation License Agreement
Internal Commercial Use License
Internal Commercial Use Licenses grant the non-exclusive right to make and use an invention for the internal use by the licensee.
Non-exclusive and Exclusive Patent Licenses
Non-exclusive and Exclusive Patent Licenses allow a company to commercialize an invention, subject to applicable statutes and regulations.
- PHS Patent License Agreement - Exclusive
- PHS Patent License-Non-Exclusive
- PHS Patent License Agreement Nonexclusive - Sublicensable
For sample License forms, visit NIH Forms & Model Licenses