Licensing and Intellectual Property


The Research Commercialization team is dedicated to helping Rutgers researchers transition technologies and copyrighted materials from research to commercial viability.

Patenting and Licensing

Research Commercialization is committed to streamlining the licensing process so that deals can be done in a timely manner. Key parties involved need to have open lines of communication so that mutual goals can be met. Click here to view the Patenting and Licensing Process.

SoCrates - Creative Works and Software Licensing

SoCrates is a program that supoorts the licensing and distribution of copyrighted materials such as text, video, images, media, software, etc. produced by Rutgers inventors, authors and researchers. The process for licensing these technologies is different than patentable technologies. Click here to view the Creative Works and Software Licensing Process.

New Ventures - Startup Creation and Early Stage Commercialization Funding

The New Ventures team works with faculty, researchers and business founders to evaluate the opportunities of using a startup company as a vehicle to bring specific innovations from the lab to the marketplace. New Ventures also identifies and secures early stage commercialization funding. One such program is managed by New Ventures - an internal technology development fund called TechAdvance®. Click here to view the New Ventures team and here to learn about TechAdvance.