Intellectual Property

The aim of UC Berkeley policies on the protection of intellectual property rights is to make available research to others for the public benefit, while providing recognition to individual researchers and inventors and encouraging the prompt and open dissemination of research results.

Useful Links:

  • Technology Licensing: UC Berkeley's Office of Technology Licensing (OTL) works with campus inventors to facilitate transfers of technologies created at UC Berkeley to the commercial sector for public use and benefit.
  • Scholarly Publications
  • Preliminary Disclosure of Invention: Procedures for disclosing a patentable invention, tangible material, or copyrightable software, and for Material Transfer Agreements can be obtained from the Office of Technology Licensing (OTL).

For systemwide University of California intellectual property policies, please consult