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External and Internal Resources

Resources for gathering information on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Training Resources

Recommend Training Who Might Want to Take the Training
Patents & Patent Searching: UCSD Enrollment Central

UCSD faculty and staff who want to learn about the patent process and how to search the web for patent information

eMTA Training UCSD faculty and staff who transfer materials in or out of the university
IP Awareness Assessment Tool (USPTO.gov)

A web-based tool designed to assess intellectual property (IP) knowledge and provide personalized training resources for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and inventors.

IP Resources UCSD faculty and staff who would like to learn about university intellectual property

Crash Course in Copyright (University of Texas)

UCSD faculty and staff who would like to learn about copyrights

*Contact Mitchel.Foote@ucop.edu to obtain a current course enrollment key

Links to Other Resources

The following are links to resources that OIC has found helpful in gathering information about specific industries, the business environment, start-ups, venture funding, entrepreneurship, business plans, etc. These sites provide a general view of the complexity and opportunity that awaits your invention.

Note: The sites linked below may be not-for-profit and offer free information. Others may be for-profit and provide their services on a for-fee basis. UC San Diego and OIC make no endorsement of these organizations or companies, nor are they responsible for the content of the sites.

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