Patent Your Research

We are here to help guide your invention through the commercial process

Do you have an invention? Looking to commercialize your research?

The Office of Innovation and Commercialization (OIC) has an experienced team that will guide you through the process of taking your innovation to the next level. Our office aims to help researchers disclose, patent, protect, and learn about the best practices for managing intellectual property. Our mission is to accelerate the commercialization of UC San Diego innovations and to contribute to a sustainable society by empowering a diverse entrepreneurial culture on campus and strengthening a dynamic innovation ecosystem. Our professional staff will evaluate your invention and provide you with a roadmap to commercialization.


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Do you have a novel invention that will benefit society? Our Innovation and Commercialization Managers are here to help guide you through the commercial process.

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UC San Diego offers numerous programs to secure funding for your innovation.

Resources to help you understand the laws governing patents and copyrights.

Our Focus

The Office of Research Affairs supports, facilitates, and promotes UC San Diego's world class research by:

  • Optimizing services to seek and obtain grants

  • Speeding our discoveries to marketplace

  • Building research collaborations and partnerships with industry and other institutions

  • Supporting the next generation of researchers in our classrooms and labs

  • Continuously improving administrative, regulatory compliance, and risk management processes

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Need help? Not sure where to start?

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