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 Felice.Lu@ucop.edu. Please submit your comments to RPAC@ucop.edu with the subject line "Inventions, Patents, and Innovation Transfer Policy Comments" no later than May 31, 2023.