Protecting SIU's Intellectual Property

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Foreign intelligence services have a number of objectives when they target universities in the United States. First and foremost they are looking to steal research findings and innovative technologies, with the aim of giving their own civilian and military industries a competitive advantage. In the process American universities are deprived of much-needed income.

SIU Revenue from Licensed Technologies, FY 2005 - FY 2013

Fiscal Year Number of Inventions Disclosed Royalties Licenses/Options U.S. Patent Applications Filed U.S. Patents Issued
2013 18 $672,064 1 15 4
2012 21 $710,882 0 12 4
2011 25 $677,204 4 16 5
2010 29 $569,105 6 15 2
2009 23 $538,004 7 14 3
2008 35 $776,102 10 14 3
2007 21 $524,584 5 18 4
2006 20 $354,045 4 13 2
2005 19 $466,300 5 9 4
Total 211  $5,288,290 42 126 31
Avg/Year 23  $587,587 5 14 3

While SIU's revenue from licensed technologies is modest, averaging a little over $500,000 a year, in these troubled fiscal times it is a revenue stream to be protected.

To learn more, we recommend reading: Higher Education and National Security: The Targeting of Sensitive, Proprietary, and Classified Information on Campuses of Higher Education, FBI, 2011