Licensing & Partners

Numenta’s licensing and intellectual property (IP) strategy is to create an active research community and build a foundation for future intelligent applications. We have a growing list of more than 40 U.S. and international patents that we believe will be critical for machine intelligence. The list of issued U.S. patents can be found here. In addition, we have pending U.S. and international patents that are not included in this list.


Unless it involves proprietary information regarding our work with other companies, we openly publish our scientific findings, software, intellectual property, and business strategy.

Scientific Use

We have several software libraries available for anyone to use, along with the associated IP, under an AGPLv3 license at no cost. If you are interested in seeing, developing or working with our technology, you’ll first have to sign the Contributor License.

Our newer work, applying our cortical ideas to machine learning, can be found in nupic.torch. Our legacy work, applicable to anomaly detection and prediction on streaming data, can be found in nupic.

For scientists and researchers who want to use our intellectual property without our software, or whose work may be covered by our patents, we make a clear statement of non-assertion: as long as your work is for non-commercial use, we will not assert our patents.

Commercial Deployment

Commercial licenses are currently only available under the terms of the AGPLv3 license. Although Numenta previously offered non-AGPL commercial licenses, we have discontinued that practice. The work we were licensing is now many years old and we are not maintaining it.  Our new technology, pertaining to machine learning, is not yet available for licensing.  We will announce a commercial licensing program when available.

If you are interested in using our intellectual property without our software in a commercial application, or have questions about our patents and licensing, contact us at


Numenta Licensing and Partners

Numenta partners bring the power of HTM to the market, bringing deep domain knowledge to our algorithms to add an application layer tuned to market needs. is leading the next generation of natural language processing: language intelligence. Founded on core principles of HTM,’s Semantic Folding technology translates text into sparse distributed representations. This enables a host of exciting applications that have challenged computer scientists for decades including sentiment analysis, automatic summarization, semantic search and conversational dialogue systems.


Grok is using HTM technology for advanced IT anomaly detection. Grok applies Numenta’s breakthrough technology to solving the IT department’s hardest problems, with a complete enterprise solution. Its modern user interface makes it easy to drill down to important anomalies and take action before a problem worsens.

Intelletic Trading Systems (ITS)

Intelletic Trading Systems (ITS) has developed an artificial intelligence platform using HTM for autonomous trading of futures and other financial assets. The company’s unique cortical learning approach is designed to generate greater profit and incur less risk than a human discretionary trader.