Change theme to redChange theme to blueChange theme to greenChoose your color
 

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply for a license for one of USAMRDC's technologies?

Any company interested in acquiring commercial rights to technologies protected by intellectual property by USAMRDC must acquire a license. The first step in doing so is to complete the application for licensure available on the website. The application along with any supplemental information such as recent SEC filings and a business plan should be submitted as described in the template on our website.

How do I know what technologies are available for licensing?

The issued patents and published pending patents available for licensing are listed on our website. We continuously strive to update our website in order to provide a complete overview of our technologies. If you are unable to locate a technology, or if you would like to find out more about a specific area, please contact us for further information. Additionally, our issued patents and published pending patents can be found on the USPTO website.

What types of licenses are available?

We offer four main types of licenses:

  • Exclusive license - limits the invention to only a single group or entity
  • Nonexclusive license - allows the use of the invention by multiple groups or entities.
  • Commercial evaluation license - grants a nonexclusive right to make and use the technology for the purpose of evaluating the technology internally. These licenses have a limited time span and do not grant any rights to sell the invention.
  • Biological Material License - generally grants a license to technologies that are not protected by any intellectual property.

What if the technology I'm interested in commercializing does not have any protected intellectual property associated with it?

Currently, DoD similar to NIH and USDA, executes licenses for nonprotected intellectual property by using either a Biological Material License or a CRADA for commercialization.

What are some of the financial reimbursements that USAMRDC requires for its license?

Since each technology is unique, the financial terms for each license are also different. Generally some of our financial terms include, but are not limited to: reimbursement for patent prosecution costs, execution fee, annual minimum royalty, percent sales, sublicensing pass-through fees, and other milestones fees upon attaining regulatory objectives.

Where is the Technology Transfer Office at USAMRDC located?

Our offices are located in Building 1520 at: 1520 Freedman Drive on Fort Detrick, in Frederick, Maryland.

From Washington DC - Take I-270 North. Follow signs as 270 becomes Rt. 15 N (stay left). Right at exit 16 - Motter Avenue. Bear right onto Opossumtown Pike. Go straight approximately .9 mile. Make left at Nallin Gate, sign says "Ft. Detrick". Go through security inspection for Visitors. At traffic circle, go around to Nallin Pond Farm Rd. Turn right onto Porter St. Turn left onto Freedman Drive. Go all the way down and 1520 is the last one on the right. Park in any available spot. Enter the lobby and take elevator or stairs to the second floor. MTT is in suite 227.

From Baltimore - Take 70 West to exit 53B onto 270 North. Follow signs as 270 becomes Rt. 15 N (stay left). Right at exit 16 - Motter Avenue. Bear right onto Opossumtown Pike. Go straight approximately .9 mile. Make left at Nallin Gate, sign says "Ft. Detrick". Go through security inspection for Visitors. At traffic circle, go around to Nallin Pond Farm Rd. Turn right onto Porter St. Turn left onto Freedman Drive. Go all the way down and 1520 is the last one on the right. Park where you can, there should be a lot of options. Enter the lobby and take elevator or stairs to the second floor. MTT is in suite 227.

 

iSalute

This Web site provides an introduction to the Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA) and contains official Government information.

Its use is intended for members of the general public, news media and Military Health System beneficiaries.

Please address questions or concerns about this Web site to the USAMRDC Public Affairs Office at:
usarmy.detrick.medcom-usamrmc.list.webmaster@mail.mil or by telephone at (301)619-2736