Systemwide Review of Proposed Presidential Policy on Inventions, Patents, and Innovation Transfer

March 15, 2023
Chief Compliance Office
March 15, 2023

The University of California Office of the President invites comments on a proposed Presidential Policy on Inventions, Patents, and Innovation Transfer.

The Policy makes revisions to the existing UC Patent Policy in response to the Regents Policy on Innovation Transfer & Entrepreneurship, which provides that the responsibility, authority, and accountability for innovation transfer and entrepreneurship reside generally with the campuses. The revised Policy includes the following key changes:

•    Gives campuses authority over innovation transfer and intellectual property related decisions,

•    Addresses unpatentable innovations of interest to extramural sponsors and licensees that can generate commercialization income, and 

•    Renames the policy to the Policy on Inventions, Patents, and Innovations Transfer.

If you have any questions, please contact Please submit your comments to with the subject line "Inventions, Patents, and Innovation Transfer Policy Comments" no later than May 31, 2023.