About IP Management

The IP Management Process

Intellectual Property (IP) rights take several forms, of which patents and copyrights are the most common. Patents protect product and process innovations, while copyrights protect specific content.

In support of UCSCs efforts to patent, license, and commercialize the results of university research for the public benefit, the Office of Research supports university researchers in the various stages of IP management process, including invention disclosures, patent prosecution, copyright registration, licensing and commercialization.

University of California, Santa Cruz
Industry Alliances & Technology Commercialization
Kerr Hall — Room 413
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Tel: 831.459.5415
Fax: 831.459.1658
technology@ucsc.edu