The basic aim of the university’s intellectual property policies is to promote the progress of science and technology, to assure that discoveries and inventions are used to benefit the public, to provide appropriate royalty revenues to the university and the inventor, and to support university research and education through the use of invention-related income.

The university retains all patent rights from sponsored research, and any invention or patentable idea conceived or reduced to practice in the course of the research belongs to the university. The university will grant to the sponsor a time-limited first right to negotiate an exclusive or nonexclusive license, based upon the level of sponsor support. Further information about the university’s patent and licensing policies can be obtained by contacting the campus contract and grant administrative office or the Office of Technology Transfer, University of California, 1111 Franklin Street, 5th Floor, California 94607-5200, (510) 587-6000.