Title: Sustaining and disruptive categorisation of university-licensed technologies: the impact on licensee and university technology revenue stream

Authors: Ali Yassine, Ikhlaq Sidhu, Joe A. Bradley

Addresses: Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, University of Illinois, 313 Transportation Building, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA. ' Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology, University of California, 3117 Etcheverry Hall, Berkeley, California 94720, USA. ' Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, University of Illinois, 304 Transportation Building, Urbana, Illinois 61821, USA

Abstract: In this paper, we propose a conceptual framework which considers how the categorisation of a technology as sustaining or disruptive by the university technology management office during screening may impact the licensee, number of expected years until success, and potential net income to the university. We test this framework on 135 patented or copyrighted technologies assigned to the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Initial results indicate that sustaining technologies are most likely licensed to market leaders and disruptive technologies had equal likelihood of being licensed to either a market leader or a start-up.

Keywords: university-licensed technologies; universities; higher education; USA; United States; sustaining technologies; licensing; licensees; copyright; intellectual property; patents; disruptive technologies; market leaders; business start-ups; income generation; assignment; established firms; technology transfer; commercialisation; revenue streams; categorisation; University of Illinois; Urbana-Champaign; UIUC.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2010.030212

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2010 Vol.9 No.3, pp.217 - 237

Published online: 11 Dec 2009 *

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