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History of Technology Transfer at BBN
April-June 2005 (vol. 27 no. 2)
pp. 30-38
BBN's basic business since its founding has been contract consulting, research, and development. This article describes BBN's activities from 1948-1989 to transfer technology and intellectual property from its basic sponsored consulting, research, and development business into a variety of commercial and other products and services.

1. Unless otherwise noted, all years referred to herein are BBN fiscal years, which ran from 1 July of the prior calendar year through 30 June of the referenced year.
2. A more complete version of this article— to include the historically recent "1990–1997: Emergence of the Internet and Acquisition by GTE"— will be published in A Culture of Innovation, D. Walden and R. Nickerson, eds.
3. BBN Annual Report 1965, BBN, Cambridge, Mass., 1965.
4. BBN Annual Report 1962, BBN, Cambridge, Mass., 1962.
5. A. Okun, Special Study of BBN, Hoppin Bros. & Co., 30 Aug. 1967.
6. BBN Annual Report 1966, BBN, Cambridge, Mass., 1966.
7. BBN Annual Report 1969, BBN, Cambridge, Mass., 1969.
8. BBN Annual Report 1987, BBN, Cambridge, Mass., 1987.

Index Terms:
technology transfer, intellectual property, commercialization, licensing, Medinet, Telcomp, Telenet, Prototech, RS/1
Stephen Levy, "History of Technology Transfer at BBN," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 30-38, April-June 2005, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2005.28
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