St. Jude Success Story

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Presented at the 68th Annual ORAU Council of Sponsoring Institutions on March 6, 2013, by Shawn Hawkins, associate director, Technology Licensing, at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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St. Jude Success Story

  1. 1. ORAU Council Meeting March 6-7 Knoxville, Tennessee Shawn A. Hawkins Associate Director, Technology LicensingSt. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  2. 2. St. Jude Success StorySt. Jude ALK patent rights used indrug development and diagnosis
  3. 3. AUTM Better World ProjectThe project, which draws from yearsof case studies, aims to promotepublic understanding of howacademic research and technologytransfer benefit the public. www.betterworldproject.org
  4. 4. Products, Startups and Licenses/Options AUTM U.S. Licensing Activity Survey Report:FY2011• 4,899 licenses executed (+14%)• 1,152 options executed (+7%)• 416 licenses containing equity (+5%)• 38,600 active licenses and options (+0.3%)• 670 startup companies formed (+3%), 487 of which had their primary place of business in the licensing institution’s home state (-2%)• 3,927 startups operating as of the end of FY2011 (+7%)• 591 new commercial products created (-10%)
  5. 5. Disclosures and Patents AUTM U.S. Licensing Activity Survey Report:FY2011• 21,856 disclosures received (+6%)• 19,905 total U.S. patent applications filed (+6%)• 13,271 new applications filed (+11%)• 1,193 non-U.S. new applications filed (+22%)• 4,700 issued U.S. patents (+5.2%)
  6. 6. Research Expenditures and Patent Expenses AUTM U.S. Licensing Activity Survey Report:FY2011 • $61 billion total research expenditures • $40 billion federally funded research expenditures • $4 billion industry sponsored research expenditures • $330 million external legal fees paid (+2%) • $155 million legal fees reimbursed (-0.8%)
  7. 7. Licensing Income AUTM U.S. Licensing Activity Survey Report:FY2011• $2.5 billion total licensing income (+2.6%)• $1.5 billion from running royalties (+5%)• $64.6 million from equity (+2%)• Less than 1% of licenses generate more than $1 million in income
  8. 8. Economic Impact• $75 billion in product sales from academic licensing• 56,000 jobs created from academic startup companies

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