Office of Technology Commercialization

Annual Report

Intellectual Property Portfolio

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Mississippi State University's intellectual property portfolio currently holds more than 250 active technologies, including:

  • 151 Patents (issued in the United States)
  • 3 Plant Variety Protection (PVP) certificates
  • 16 Trademarks and Service Marks registered
  • 20 Copyrights © registered

The portfolio primarily consists of forestry, engineering, and agricultural related inventions reflecting the university's land grant heritage. Other technologies are based on physical and life science, as well as veterinary medicine inventions. Additionally, the IP portfolio includes software with application in the energy, geospatial, biotechnology and automotive industries.


MSU’s Intellectual Property Historical Data - 2006 to 2017 (as reported to AUTM)
Note: Data for FY17 are preliminary numbers.

  FY06 FY07 FY08 FY09 FY10 FY11 FY12 FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17
Start-Up Companies 2 3 4 0 1 5 1 4 1 1 2 3
Disclosures 67 80 56 51 51 44 35 35 29 30 37 35
Patent Applications* 31 23 28 18 31 27 33 30 28 33 31 30
Patents/PVPs Issued 11 4 7 5 8 3 8 4 8 9 8 4
Licenses/Options 12 10 1 4 12 12 7 6 19 9 5 7
Royalty Income ($k) $476 $414 $428 $382 $328 $336 $256 $175 $153 $230 $204 $144

*Includes Provisional and Plant Variety Protection (PVP) applications.