28 years of Licensing Survey (ALAS) data at your fingertips

STATT offers new features for both novice and experienced users. Are you a NEW or infrequent STATT user? Use one of the new Quick Searches for QUICK results. Experienced STATT users, go directly to ADVANCED SEARCH to use the familiar search form. Results include new and powerful DRILL-DOWN into data columns and institutions, often eliminating exports to review multi-year. Drill-down is available in ADVANCED SEARCH only. Look for the GOLDEN TRIANGLE, indicating you may drill-down into the column or row.

Over the last 28 years, the AUTM survey resulted in a large and varied dataset, with more than 84 different metrics collected. Some of these questions were not asked during the early (1991-1995) period, and some appeared on surveys for a only year or two. Results often showed gaps resulting from these changes. To streamline results presentation, STATT now provides a "core set" of 42 questions or data columns. Additional data available on request.


Fast. Get the BIG 6 or all columns, US or Canada. Easy.

Date Search

Search a Date Period (from 1991 start to 2018 End Year)

Institution Name Search (all years)

Start typing institution name, then choose a name from the drop-down list. Use Adv Search for wildcards.

Topic Search Institution Name Search (all years)

Select desired topics (list of topics and columns available in help)
2018 ALAS  Data Now Available

Data from the latest survey, 2018, has been loaded into STATT 4.2 and is now available with a single mouse click above.

Big 6

These metrics can be used to characterize overall activity (although many important details are lacking). Please note that LCEXEC is now a computed field or column, consisting of the sum of licenses (LCTOTLIC) and Options (LCTOTOPT)

(US/**Canada $)
Description Column Description

TOTEXP (CTOTEX**) Total research expenditures LCEXEC Licenses and Options Executed (LCTOTLIC+LCTOTOPT)
LIRECD (CLIREC**) Gross license income received INVDIS Disclosures
NPTAPP New patent applications STRTUP New startups formed


Data Updates

Data updates, to correct errors or other issues, take place as needed in accordance with AUTM policy, without notice. Generally, however, data collected more than two years ago is not updated, and is considered part of the historical record.

STATT Replacement

STATT development started in 2008-2009 as a replacement for "CD-ROM" data disks. Ten years later, there are plans to replace STATT with a new service. STATT 4.2 will be the last version. Richard Colman and the team at ColmanSoftech are pleased to have provided these development and operational services to AUTM, but will not be involved in future development. Additional information may be available from Paul Stark or Ragan Robertson.