The total cumulative sales from the DoD license agreements amounted to nearly $13.4 billion, which directly supported an estimated 27,128 jobs economy-wide in 2011, according to the study.
Of the 505 companies contacted, 234 (46 percent) reported that they had sales of products or services directly related to their license agreements with Department of Defense.
Another 106 companies (21 percent) were still developing or commercializing the inventions that had been licensed from DoD. In short, two-thirds (67 percent) of the companies either were already selling products or services based on the DoD-developed technologies or were continuing to pursue this objective.
Approximately a fifth of the companies, a total of 95 (19 percent), had not achieved any sales and had abandoned efforts to commercialize the subject technology.
Finally, as previously noted, 22 companies refused to participate in the study and 48 were not contactable because they no longer existed as corporate entities. No information was available on the outcomes of these 70 companies—14 percent of the total.
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