This IP Marketplace Platform is an initiative of the Ethiopian Intellectual Property Authority (EIPA) that brings together those who have technologies and want to make them available for licensing and those who have an interest in and the ability to commercialize the technologies. If you want to make your inventions available for licensing, the IP Marketplace Platform provides a centralized and easily accessible place to list patents. It offers to potential licensees a database of available technologies that permits searches.
Patent owners should fill and send us the consent form to permit their inventions or patents to be listed on this platform to make available for commercialization. If partners have interest on one or more inventions or patents listed, they have to fill and submit the patent request form to apply for licensing.
The IP Marketplace Platform provides a voluntary listing of patents and patent application publications indicated as “available for licensing” on external public websites or in the EIPA official gazette notices. It also offers a link to sources that include the licensing information. If a technology’s availability is listed as “unknown,” that means we currently do not know its licensing status.