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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about patenting, reporting inventions, and responsibilities of OIC.

Responsibilities of OIC

  • Manage intellectual property developed by UC San Diego researchers as a result of UC employment or use of UC resources.
  • Develop appropriate protection and transfer strategies to maximize the value and usage of UC San Diego intellectual property.
  • Signatory authority for licenses and other intellectual property agreements.
  • Assist and educate UC San Diego employees on matters related to intellectual property.

Operating Philosophy of OIC

  • Serve and protect the interests of the university and UC San Diego researchers.
  • Active and equal-opportunity marketing of available UC San Diego innovations.
  • Fair risk- and benefit-sharing with licensees.
  • Long term and cross-cultural partnership with industries