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.
The Knowledge Transfer Office works alongside RPAC in supporting technology transfer through direct commercialization efforts such as filing patent protection or seeking commercial licensees for UC-invented intellectual property.
Patent Policy PDFOctober 1, 1997
Business and Finance Bulletin G-40 LinkAugust 1, 1994
University of California Patent Program
Patent AcknowledgmentNovember 2011
Patent Acknowledgment incorporated in form UPAY 585 PDF | Patent Acknowledgment Amendment
Copyright Ownership Policy PDFAugust 19, 1992
UC Copyright Education Web Site Link
A website devoted to educating the larger UC academic community about copyright.
Licensing Guidelines PDFFebruary 1, 2012
These guidelines provide a general understanding of the objectives, practices and issues involved in the university licensing program.
RPAC Memo 12-02: Revised University Licensing Guidelines (February 1, 2012) Link
Managing potential conflicts of interest in licensing under the California Political Reform Act LinkAugust 1, 2001
OTT Memo 01-02
Equity policy LinkFebruary 15, 2002
This policy permits the acceptance of equity in a company as partial consideration for technology licensing-related transactions.
Equity policy PDF | Guidelines on Accepting Equity When Licensing University Technology PDF
Non-Exclusive Royalty-Free Invention Rights (NERF) Program
UC Technology Transfer contacts Link
Links to campus Technology Transfer websites and contacts.
A Tutorial on Technology Transfer in U.S. Colleges and Universities PDF
An overview of technology transfer at U.S. research universities by the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR).
Technology Transfer Annual Reports
The Technology Transfer Annual Report documents technology transfer activity and associated financial results arising under the University of California patent policy.
IP guidance pertaining to sponsored research and research collaborations
Negotiating patent terms in research agreements
Compendium Of Conflict Of Interest And Integrity Policies – Guidance PDF
Conflict of interest policy and compendium of specialized university policies, guidelines and regulations related to conflict of interest.
OTT Memo 2000-01: Tax Reform Act of 1986 LinkMay 24, 2000
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.
C&G Manual Chapter 11
Intellectual Property & Related Matters
Educational and reference materials
Intellectual Property Essentials for Academic Researchers Link
An interactive overview of patents, copyright, trademarks and trade secrets.
Intellectual Property as a Student at the University of California
This guide is for University of California students to help them navigate questions they may have about intellectual property.
(Vacant)Research Policy Manager
Ruchika DhussaSenior Research Policy Manager
Phone: (510) 987-0194
Felice LuSenior Research Policy Manager
Phone: (510) 987-0348
Andrew JonesResearch Policy Manager
Phone: (510) 987-0432
Brian RussResearch Policy Manager
Phone: (510) 987-9194