The Kansas City National Security Campus has an active licensing program through which our intellectual property can be licensed to nonfederal partner(s). IP includes patent applications, patents, copyrights and trademarks.
The benefits of this program are many. For one, it allows the maturation and commercialization of technologies that were developed to support NNSA’s mission needs, by other federal agencies, or by U.S. industry. It also ensures legal protection for KC NSC partners’ commercial interests. Finally, it provides royalties to the NNSA for use in technology maturation, as well as for NNSA incentive awards to its authors and inventors.
When an entity decides to license a Kansas City National Security Campus technology, a non refundable license payment is paid by the licensee in the following categories
- License issue fees
- Running royalties on sales
- Minimum annual royalties
In order to license KC NSC IP, the licensee will be asked to provide information about its company and a commercialization plan for the technology. The U.S. government retains a non-exclusive, paid-up, royalty-free license to all Kansas City National Security Campus IP for government use. Additionally, each licensing agreement will have the following negotiable items:
- Level of exclusivity
- Field(s) of use
- United States manufacturing requirements
- NNSA rights, if applicable, to licensee-created software
For more information on our licensing program, or to begin licensing discussions, contact: