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How do I perform a quick word or phrase search?
Basic Search Tips
Searching for Formulas, Mathematics, and Exact Phrases
Searching by Date or ID
Search Examples
What is an introduction?
How do I ask a question about a DuPont technology?
Why is DuPont licensing technology?
Why does DuPont license technology it still uses?
Are technologies other than those on the website also available to license?
How can I get an OncoMouse® license?
How much does a license cost?
Does DuPont assist a licensee in using/adopting a technology?
Does sale of a technology mean DuPont is exiting a business?
Does DuPont offer patent licenses, engineering packages, both, other?
Are you licensing your latest and best technology?
Can I visit DuPont for a face-to-face meeting to discuss my technology or need for a technology?
Can I speak to a licensing manager?
What is the role of yet2.com in powering this website?
How do I get started with DuPont if I want to license a DuPont technology and I don't know where DuPont might have a technology that I need?
Can I see a sample of DuPont's Nondisclosure of Confidentiality Agreement?

How do I perform a quick word or phrase search?

  1. Type a series of individual words or quoted phrases in the search box.
  2. Click Go. The results of your search will then be displayed.
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Basic Search Tips

The yet2.com search engine used here works like Google or many of the other search engines you may have used.

Type a series of individual words or quoted phrases to search for listings that contain all those words or phrases (in any order). A space between words is equivalent to AND. For example: process chemical.

  • Separate words or phrases with AND (or type +) to search for listings that contain all words or phrases. For example: process AND chemical, process + chemical.
  • Separate words or phrases with OR (or type ,) to search for listings that contain any of those words or phrases. For example: process OR chemical, process, chemical.
  • Put NOT (or type -) in front of a word or quoted phrase to search for listings that do not contain the word or phrase. For example: process NOT chemical, process -chemical.

All searches are completely case-insensitive. No distinction is made between capital letters and lowercase letters.

Important: Using commas to separate words broadens your search to include more documents. To narrow your search, separate words and phrases with AND.

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Searching for Formulas, Mathematics, and Exact Phrases

Put all formulas, mathematics, and exact phrases -- such as the title of a TechPak -- inside double quotation marks, like these examples:

"2-chloro-4-nitrotoluene"

"Advanced Microreactor System Provides Uniform Reaction Conditions"

Scientific formulas often use parentheses, dashes or commas that can confuse a general-purpose search engine. Always use double-quotation marks for them.

Important: If you use double-quotes within a phrase, you must precede the quotes with a backslash. For example, this title includes quotation marks: "Binder \"Eases\" Bulk Transport".

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Searching by Date or ID

You can search for listings from a given month in the past through to the current month. For example: date:3 finds all listings published during the three months prior to the current date. date:6 finds listings published during the six months prior to the current date. For example, processes +chemical +date:12 finds all TechPaks containing "processes" and "chemical" published during the past year.

You can search for listings by specific ID number. Each listing has a unique ID. For example: id:6784 finds the listing with that specific ID.

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Search Examples

Example Returns

purified terephthalic acid

Returns listings that contain the words "purified" and "terephthalic" and "acid" in any order. All three words must be present.

purified terephthalic AND acid
purified terephthalic +acid

Returns listings that contain the words "purified" and "terephthalic" and "acid" in any order. All three words must be present.

purified terephthalic OR acid
purified terephthalic, acid

Returns listings that contain both the words "purified" and "terephthalic," or that contain the word "acid."

purified terephthalic NOT acid
purified terephthalic -acid

Returns listings that contain the words "purified" and "terephthalic," but that do not contain the word "acid."

oil

Stemming is built-in, so "oil" returns listings that contain "oils," "oiler," "oiling," and so forth.

*ology

Returns all listings that contain words ending in "ology," such as technology, oncology, and biology.

id:6784

Returns the listing with the ID of 6784.

"nucleic acids" -herbicide -crop

Returns listings that include "nucleic acids" and that do not include "-herbicide" and "crop"

date:12

Returns listings from the past year. (12 months)

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What is an introduction?
When viewing a DuPont technology, you may click the Request an Introduction button at any time. Fill in the contact information requested on this page, then proceed to the next page to fill in information about your request. The information that you provide will be verified and forwarded to the proper department at DuPont. After reviewing your request, you may be contacted by a representative of DuPont to open preliminary discussions.

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How do I ask a question about a DuPont technology?
While viewing a DuPont technology you may click the Ask the Owner a Question button. This will take you to a new page where you may enter contact information needed for DuPont to reply. After submitting this data the question page will be presented. Please enter your question and click Submit. Your question will be forwarded to the responsible party at DuPont and subsequently answered in an email reply.

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Why is DuPont licensing technology?
DuPont often develops more products, processes and applications than we could ever fully use ourselves. We must select the most promising to us as a company and pursue those. However, this leaves us with an incredible catalog of intellectual assets from which others might benefit. If you have identified a DuPont technology, which might be valuable to you, we are anxious to explore a mutually beneficial business arrangement to provide you with access to this technology.

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Why does DuPont license technology it still uses?
DuPont generally derives the greatest value from its technology by investing in facilities to manufacture and market products based on that technology. DuPont often reinvests in technologies to expand capacity and/or to build new production lines. However, for numerous reasons, DuPont may choose to limit continuing investment in a technology or product line. In order to continue to generate value from the basic technology and the improvements developed, DuPont, despite its continuing use of the technology, may choose to license the technology to others so they may capitalize on DuPont's knowledge and invest in their own manufacturing facilities. Two noteworthy examples are in the manufacture of aniline as well as a broad range of polyester products, including fibers, bottle resins, etc.

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Are technologies other than those on the website also available to license?
Yes, the "What We License" section shows a broad view of the areas that DuPont applied science touches. Since DuPont has done basic as well as applied research, the company owns leading edge technology in a wide spectrum of engineering and science. See the "Contact Us" section to ask us about any area of technology that addresses the problem you are attacking. Chances are we can help.

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How can I get an OncoMouse® license?
Please contact us at the address below via letter, FAX, or e-mail message to initiate a request for an OncoMouse® transgenic technology license. Please tell us something about the nature of your interest and general intended use; the particular animal models or strains you plan to use; your affiliation (academic, governmental, commercial); and your contact information, including address, telephone, FAX and e-mail address. We will get back with you promptly to advise how to proceed to acquire a license from DuPont.

Contact us at: Associate Director, Commercial Development
DuPont Intellectual Assets & Licensing
Experimental Station 268/328
Rt 141 & Henry Clay
Wilmington, DE 19803
FAX: (302) 695-1437
email: OncoMouse@usa.dupont.com

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How much does a license cost?
The price for a license depends on a number of factors starting with a negotiation of the technology value as seen through the eyes of the licensor and licensee. Typically, negotiation starts with an expression of interest by a potential licensee followed by a proposed term sheet prepared by the licensor. The price of the license will also be influenced by whether the license is for exclusive or non-exclusive rights, the geographical region, the fields of use and other considerations.

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Does DuPont assist a licensee in using/adopting a technology?
Yes. DuPont may agree to assist a licensee to use or adapt a technology. Of course, that decision will be made on a case by case basis following discussion between DuPont and the potential licensee. It is in DuPont's best interest for the licensee to be able to utilize licensed technology as fast and efficiently as possible.

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Does sale of a technology mean DuPont is exiting a business?
Not at all - DuPont businesses are constantly engaged in the process of evaluating their current technology programs, in light of their business strategies. When strategies change, the underlying technology programs must change also. This shift in research priorities may result in valuable technologies, which no longer support current business plans, becoming available for sale.

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Does DuPont offer patent licenses, engineering packages, both, other?
Depending on your need, we offer all of these.

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Are you licensing your latest and best technology?
Yes. Given the right business proposal, our newest and best technology can be made available. DuPont retains the right to discontinue discussions just as parties requesting technology can decide to discontinue discussions at any time.

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Can I visit DuPont for a face-to-face meeting to discuss my technology or need for a technology?
Yes. It is always more cost effective for both parties to begin dialogue by phone , e-mail, and regular mail before spending time and travel expense to visit.

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Can I speak to a licensing manager?
Yes, we can have a DuPont Licensing Manager contact you. Please provide us with the following information so that we can determine if DuPont has the requested technology:

  • Type of product(s) you wish to make
  • Define the technology you need
  • Field of use for the technology

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What is the role of yet2.com in powering this website?
DuPont has contracted with yet2.com to provide the technical infrastructure and some of the back office services behind the site. yet2.com handles information requests made of DuPont through this website. This includes requests for introductions and questions. As such, you may receive correspondence or be contacted by yet2.com. Learn more about yet2.com.

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How do I get started with DuPont if I want to license a DuPont technology and I don't know where DuPont might have a technology that I need?
Send us email with as much non-confidential information about the technology problem you are trying to solve. Only tell us as much information as you feel comfortable providing. Please do not send any information that you consider confidential. We will respond with solutions to your need if we believe DuPont has technology that it can offer.

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Can I see a sample of DuPont's Nondisclosure of Confidentiality Agreement?
Click here to download a confidentiality agreement. Note that it will not be binding until signed by an authorized signer for DuPont.

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