For University Researchers


Obligation for Disclosure of Inventions

All employees of UC, as part of their employment agreement, are required to formally disclose inventions to the UC Regents. This obligation applies to potentially patentable inventions, regardless of whether or not they were conceived on campus, as part of campus work, during the work week, or during a sabbatical or leave. However, disclosure and the eventual assignment of rights are two completely separate procedures. Disclosure to UCSC IATC also serves as a convenient entry point to IATC resources for faculty, staff, and students.

The full UC systemwide policy on disclosure is located here:

Training Material

These resources are under development.

University IP Policies and Guidelines




For Community and Industry Partners

Intellectual Property Portfolio


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