SBIR DATA RIGHTS

SBIR/STTR Data protection is one of the most unique and important protections accorded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) firms. These protections apply to all phases of the SBIR and STTR programs: Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III.

This section provides information for the following areas of interest:

(1) What is SBIR data?

(2) What are the civilian and defense data rights clauses?

(3) What is Phase III and why is Phase III valuable?

(4) How does patenting affect SBIR/STTR data rights?

(5) Licensing SBIR/STTR Data and technologies

Additional details are available via SBA’s SBIR Data Rights Course, as well as the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program Policy Directive, effective May 2, 2019.

Updated by Kristin Stiner, March 2020

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