Patents - Office of Research & Innovation
NPS has an extensive portfolio of over 100 patents covering important technological developments in a wide variety of scientific and engineering disciplines. All of these inventions are available for licensing.
Patent License Agreement (PLA)
A Patent License Agreement is a contract between a Navy laboratory (licensor) and a licensee that defines the terms under which the licensee may make, sell, and use a patented invention. The License Agreement can be non-exclusive, partially exclusive, or exclusive and is individually negotiated between representatives from the respective Navy laboratories and the prospective licensee.
Visit TechLink to view a list of NPS Technologies available for licensing.
NPS Patent Awards
NPS faculty, students, and researchers have been awarded many patents covering a wide range of technologies. All Patent Awards are available in the NPS Institutional Archive, Calhoun.
View the entire Patents Collection or view Patent Awards by Year:
For more information about patents and guidelines for NPS, go to the Office of Counsel website.