Express Licensing Program

What is Express Licensing?

The Express Licensing Program provides an accelerated, streamlined process to license select LANL technologies (both patents and copyrights). Express Licenses are pre-specified, standardized licensing terms and conditions for non-exclusive rights to the technology.

We offer a diverse selection of U.S. patents and copyrights through the Express Licensing Program and new patents and copyrights are added on a regular basis.

How Does Express Licensing Work?

  1. Read the LANL Express Licensing Requirements and Sample License Agreement.
  2. Select a technology from the list of patents and software below.
  3. For Patents: Complete and send the Patent Express License Request Form and Commercialization Information  to
    For Software: Refer to the specific instructions for the software.
  4. Review and approval by LANL.
  5. Sign LANL-executed Non-exclusive License Agreement.
  6. Pay invoice per payment instructions for the License Issue Fee.

Our goal is to send an executable License Agreement within a week of receiving and approving your Express License Request Form and Commercialization Information.

What is the Cost of an Express License?



Non-Exclusive License Issue Fee


Annual License Fee


Earned Royalty on Sales


The fees associated with each patent offered through the Express Licensing Program enable LANL to maintain the U.S. Patents. For Software fees, please refer to the specific instructions for the software.

These favorable licensing terms are only available through Express Licensing. Should you wish to request alternate terms and conditions, please contact


For questions related to U.S. Patents offered through LANL’s Express Licensing Program, please email For Software-related questions, please email

Technologies Available through Express Licensing

Advanced Materials (14)

Biotechnology (11)

Chemistry (12)

Energy (21)

High Performance Computing: Modeling & Simulation (1)

Homeland Security & Defense (4)

Information Technology & Communications (5)

Sensors, Electronics & Instrumentation (15)

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