Intellectual Property

The innovation assets we make available to our industry partners include the ideas, knowledge, skills and experience of our people.


The Laboratory deploys intellectual property strategies to protect the United States Government rights, enable the transition of technologies into the marketplace, and support our inventor/author community as they engage in academic, national laboratory, and industrial collaborations. 

Los Alamos intellectual property identifies areas that are potentially transformative technologies in both government and commercial sectors to strengthen Los Alamos and its customers. 

It is critical to position the use of intellectual property to strengthen Los Alamos and its customers. The Laboratory’s approach to intellectual property includes:
• Balancing the commercial application of intellectual property with the Laboratory’s
scientific and programmatic objectives;
• Transitioning the intellectual property from Los Alamos to the marketplace to
ultimately benefit the U.S. taxpayer; and
• Recognizing researchers through intellectual property.