From Research to the Real World: Technologies Available for Licensing

Research at the Forest Products Laboratory includes developing products and processes that impact people’s daily lives. But to bridge the gap between research results and real-world use, these technologies must be made available to private companies through technology transfer efforts.

The Ring Profiler is a patented invention that provides a more accurate look at how trees grow. It is available for licensing.

The Ring Profiler is a patented invention that provides a more accurate look at how trees grow. It is available for licensing.

Patenting technologies is one way to encourage the commercial adoption of advances made at the Lab.

Patenting an invention excludes others from making, using, or selling the invention for a number of years. Securing a patent then enables FPL to grant patent licenses to private companies for use in commercial markets.

Technologies invented by FPL and other Forest Service scientists are available for licensing and/or cooperative research opportunities in the following areas:

– Adhesives
– Biotechnology
– Field-ready Instrumentation Devices
– Firefighting Equipment
– Forest Insect Technologies
– Forest Products Utilization
– Fungal Remediation of Preservative Treated Wood
– Nanotechnology
– Non-destructive Evaluation
– Pulp and Paper
– Wood Connectors
– Wood Preservation

For a complete list of available patents, visit FPL’s Patents and Licensing webpage.