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 Innovation Transfer & Entrepreneurship (IT&E) unit 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.
University of California Patent Program
Patent AcknowledgmentNovember 2011
These guidelines provide a general understanding of the objectives, practices and issues involved in the university licensing program.
RPAC Memo 23-03 provides information on managing conflict of interest in license agreements when the California Political Reform Act applies to University employees.
This policy permits the acceptance of equity in a company as partial consideration for technology licensing-related transactions.
Links to campus Technology Transfer websites and contacts.
An overview of technology transfer at U.S. research universities by the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR).
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
Conflict of interest policy and compendium of specialized university policies, guidelines and regulations related to conflict of interest.
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
An interactive overview of patents, copyright, trademarks and trade secrets.
(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