Partnering to Lead and Define the Future of Industries


New technology is challenging, costly and time-consuming to develop. In today’s fast-paced world, partnering to use technology in new and better ways can be as effective as creating the IP itself. GE’s Licensing team provides access to GE’s patent portfolio and technical and intellectual resources. Licensees receive world-leading technology paired with advice and guidance to accelerate their technology development and achieve market differentiation.

How We Partner

Our innovative business models allow us to remain agile and solution-oriented.

Our Industry Acumen

We License IP and Technology in the Following Areas

  1. Trademark


    Trademark licensing delivers business growth to GE through partnerships and creative branding. It is responsible for building GE’s brand presence in adjacent markets to our existing global footprint.

  2. Materials & Advanced Manufacturing

    Materials & Advanced Manufacturing

    Technology Example: GE’s PFS red phosphor is an energy-efficient way to create warmer and more accurate light in the red part of the spectrum. GE uses this technology in our commercial lighting solutions and licenses it for use in displays for TVs, laptops, and smartphones, enabling brighter and more vibrant displays with lower energy consumption.

  3. Healthcare & Electronics

    Healthcare & Electronics

    Technology Example: The Healthcare and Electronics team is bringing innovative technology to new markets. One example is through the miniaturization of imaging which can also be used in the human body and microelectronic switches.

  4. Energy & Industrial Systems

    Energy & Industrial Systems

    Technology Example: GE is working with partners to commercialize a new fundamental battery chemistry (NaMx) invented by GE. It enables higher energy density, longer duration batteries for harsh environments and high voltage electric grid storage solutions. The solution does not need any cooling system, is based on abundant raw materials, has a combustion flash point over 10x above today’s solutions and is very safe.

  5. Smart Systems

    Smart Systems

    Smart Systems is GE’s channel for software technology and intellectual property commercialization in the areas of fintech, machine learning and analytics including cyber risk, enterprise solutions and intellectual assets strategic to GE.


Licensing is a part of GE Corporate Business Development. GE Corporate Business Development is responsible for accelerating GE’s global portfolio strategy, M&A, divestitures, and partnership development initiatives.

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