Intellectual Property Agreements
UCLA Office of Intellectual Property & Industry Sponsored Research is the campus-wide organization where:
- Technologies developed by UCLA researchers are patented, marketed and licensed to industry for public dissemination and benefit
- Startups based on UCLA discoveries begin to take shape
- Industry finds a gateway to research collaboration opportunities at UCLA
Contracts involving intellectual property rights (e.g., trademark, patent, or copyright) are processed through UCLA Technology Development Group.
Please note that this office will consult with the UCLA Health Office of Legal Affairs on any legal issues, as necessary.
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Intellectual Property Guides for UCLA Faculty, Students, and Staff
UCLA Technology Development Group ("TDG") has prepared additional information for faculty, students, and staff to help answer these and other frequently asked questions regarding intellectual property - patents and copyrights - and the IP management process at UCLA.
What happens to your invention?
- Why should I disclose my invention?
- When should I disclose?
- I have a consulting agreement-should I disclose inventions to OIP-ISR?
- How do I disclose my invention?
- Does every invention disclosed to OIP-ISR result in a patent application?
- How is my Invention Report handled?
Quick references for researchers
- Material Transfer Agreements
- Collaborating with indusrty funding opportunities.
Copyright and software guidelines
- What is a copyright?
- What rights does a copyright owner have?
- What is the process for obtaining a copyright?
- What is a copyright notice and is it necessary?
- How long does copyright protection last?
- Who owns this copyright?
- How do we handle software?
- If the University owns a copyright, how can I use it?
- What if I want to use someone else's intellectual property?
- How does UCLA license its copyrighted works?