Research Policy Analysis and Coordination
In support of the university's efforts to patent, license and commercialize the results of university research for the public benefit, RPAC provides intellectual property policy guidance on the technology transfer efforts of the 10 UC campuses and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Innovation Alliances and Services (IAS), a unit of the Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS), works alongside RPAC in implementing the UC Technology Transfer Program through direct commercialization efforts such as filing patent protection or seeking commercial licensees for UC-invented intellectual property.
University of California Patent Program
Patent AcknowledgmentNovember 2011
Summary of definitions and basic concepts relating to patents
A primer of copyright concepts, issues and policies.
A website devoted to educating the larger UC academic community about copyright.
These guidelines provide a general understanding of the objectives, practices and issues involved in the university licensing program.
Managing potential conflicts of interest in licensing under the California Political Reform Act LinkAugust 1, 2001
OTT Memo 01-02
This policy permits the acceptance of equity in a company as partial consideration for technology licensing-related transactions.
Links to campus Technology Transfer websites and contacts.
An overview of technology transfer at U.S. research universities.
The Technology Transfer Annual Report documents technology transfer activity and associated financial results arising under the University of California patent policy.
Negotiating patent terms in research agreements
Conflict-of-interest policy and compendium of specialized university policies, guidelines and regulations related to conflict-of-interest.
Provides information on the applicability of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 to the university's basic research activities, the negotiation of sponsored research agreements and multiparty cooperative research agreements, and conditions under which the university is exempt from certain provisions of the act.
Intellectual Property & Related Matters
Material transfer agreements (MTAs) are legal agreements that govern the transfer of tangible research materials between two organizations.
Janna TomAssociate Director
Phone: (510) 587-6059
Phone: (510) 987-9713
Phone: (510) 987-0348