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Standard Commercial License

NASA offers a "Standard Commercial License" for companies to make and sell products using NASA's patented technologies. While NASA offers standard licensing templates, each can be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

The important details:

  • Available to domestic and international organizations
  • Exclusive, partially-exclusive, or non-exclusive
  • Terms are negotiated on a case-by-case basis

Requirements of a Commercial license application:

  • Part I:
    • List of all requested technologies
    • Company contact information
    • Basic plan for the use of the NASA technology
    • Proposed fees and royalties
  • Part II:
    • Technology development plan
    • Marketing and sales plan
    • Projected financial statements, including investment requirements
    • Current balance sheet and income statement
    • Management and staffing plan
    • Risk assessment and mitigation