UC patent policy

Policy and forms governing patent procedure at the University of California, including patent acknowledgement.

Technology commercialization process

Overview of how technologies transition from the research lab to the marketplace.

Patent rights, agreements and releases

Overview of research sponsor patent rights, agreements with industry, releasing rights to inventors and related documents.

Intellectual property awareness Link


Interactive overview of patents, copyright, trademarks and trade secrets.

Understanding copyright Link

Resources devoted to educating the larger UC academic community about copyright policies and laws, and how to apply them to academic and scholarly work.

Inventor Share policy

UC distributes license revenue to its inventors according to UC patent policy. This policy description explains how inventors can designate their share distribution.