The Department of Energy

We now move from the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland, to the Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C., home to the Department of Energy (DOE). Uncle Sam, as represented by the DOE, owns title to approximately 1,500 active U.S.-patented inventions and, in some cases, foreign counterparts, although, according to DOE patent counsel Robert J. Marchick, this number is dwindling as the federal labs seek to control their own intellectual property (ip).
Generally, these patents are available for license to you if you can show a satisfactory plan for commercial use of the invention. Licenses are generally for royalties and other fees and may be nonexclusive or exclusive, with or without field-of-use ...

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