How long are SBIR data rights?

20 years
SBIR/STTR Data are protected from disclosure by the participating agencies for a period of not less than 20 years with the protection period beginning at the time of the Phase I, II, or III award.

What does Sttr stand for?


Acronym Definition
STTR SBIR (Small Business Innovative Research) and Technology Transfer Research
STTR Small Business Technology Transfer Program
STTR Small Business Technology Transfer
STTR Stator

Who can be a PI on STTR grant?

At the National Science Foundation, the rules on an STTR PI’s eligibility are the same as they are on an SBIR project. At the other four agencies the PI can be primarily employed by either the small business applicant or the non-profit organization with which the small firm is collaborating on the STTR project.

When a company receives an SBIR grant any patent rights and software generated belong to?

When a company receives an SBIR grant, any patent rights and software generated belong to: the entrepreneur.

What is allocation of rights?

Rights Allocation means the Rights offered pursuant to the Rights Offering other than the Minimum Rights issued to Apollo or its designated affiliate(s) pursuant to Section 5.2(f) hereto.

What are the four basic types of intellectual property?

Patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets are valuable assets of the company and understanding how they work and how they are created is critical to knowing how to protect them.

Can SBIR be pi faculty?

In most cases, the University employee may participate in or serve as a PI of a subcontract on SBIR or STTR projects.

Can a professor be the PI for a Sttr?

The professor may not be a PI on an STTR. A subcontract agreement is between the small business and the research institution. A professor can be employed 10 hours a week by the research institution and still be a PI for a small business.

Who owns the data from a federal grant?

In general, recipients own the rights in data resulting from a grant-supported project.

Who owns data from NIH grant?

When a grant is funded by the NIH, “any and all data collected as part of that funded project are owned by the university (commonly called the grantee institution).” Thus, all of the data generated as part of an NIH funded research project are the property of the university.

What are the SBIR data rights?

SBIR Data Rights. Thus, the nondisclosure protection does not protect ideas or concepts by themselves. In general, most SBIR/STTR firms protect software and source code through this nondisclosure obligation, because they do not wish to disclose their software architecture or actual source code in a patent.

Who owns the data developed under an SBIR/STTR Award?

Who owns the data developed under an SBIR/STTR award? The SBC awardee owns, and has full right and title to, the data it develops under an SBIR award. For an STTR award, the SBC and research institution must, prior to award, sign an intellectual property agreement identifying the sharing of rights to data.

What if my SBIR/STTR data is being inappropriately revealed or disclosed?

If an awardee feels its SBIR/STTR data is being, or in danger of being, inappropriately revealed or disclosed, the awardee should bring this to the attention of the SBIR/STTR officials of the agency involved and may contact the SBA. Can I negotiate my SBIR/STTR data rights with the funding agency?

Why marking and preserving SBIR data?

When larger firms seek access to SBIR technologies, they many times pay premiums in the marketplace solely to obtain access to these SBIR technologies. Marking and preserving SBIR Data is the first step in creating such a premium value in the SBIR firm and its SBIR technologies.

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