University of California, Berkeley

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About the University

UC Berkeley's Office of Intellectual Property & Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA) was created in 2004 to enhance the research enterprise of the Berkeley campus by establishing and maintaining multifaceted relationships between Berkeley researchers and private companies. These relationships include sponsored research collaborations and intellectual property commercialization. IPIRA reports to the Vice Chancellor for Research and consists of two peer divisions: the Office of Technology Licensing (OTL), and the Industry Alliances Office (IAO). OTL can accommodate a range of licensing alternatives, including exclusive, non-exclusive, field of use and other limited licenses, depending on the circumstances and industry sector. OTL’s primary objective in its technology transfer program is to benefit the public through rapid and effective commercialization of its useful research.