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How to Get Involved: PLAs

Patent License Agreements (PLAs) Research performed at Navy and Marine Corps laboratories frequently produces patented, innovative discoveries of commercial value. These patents are available for licensing to the private sector. Each patent license agreement (PLA) is individually negotiated between representatives from the respective Navy and Marine Corps laboratories and the prospective licensee. For example, Trivalent Chromium Process (TCP) has advanced the field of material engineering by providing a non-carcinogenic, easy to apply substance to prevent corrosion on a variety of products used in military and commercial applications.

Fast PLA Facts

  • PLAs can be non-exclusive, partially exclusive, or exclusive
  • Navy and Marine Corps licenses are subject to an irrevocable, royalty-free right of government to practice the licensed invention
  • The licensee must have a plan for commercializing the invention
  • Licensed products must be manufactured substantially in the United States
  • Small or disadvantaged businesses may be eligible for certain preferences and benefits

 

Trivalent Chromium Process

What_is_PLATrivalent Chromium Process (TCP) has advanced the field of material engineering by providing a non-carcinogenic, easy to apply substance to prevent corrosion on a variety of products used in military and commercial applications.

 

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