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Disclosure & Income Distribution

Technology Disclosure and Income Distribution Forms

Forms can be submitted using email attachment as a scanned PDF to [email protected]. (Please note an electronic submission portal will be available in the future. Please stay tuned!)

1.1. Invention Disclosure Form

Use this form for all other kinds of inventions not listed above, including: diagnostics, therapeutics, medical and mechanical devices, methods of use, manufacturing processes, laboratory instruments and equipment, and other products.

 INVENTION DISCLOSURE 

1.2. Invention Income Distribution Forms

Use this form if you have two or more inventors and all the inventors agree amongst themselves to an income distribution that is different from that described in the UC Patent Policy. This form must be signed by all inventors and sent to OTM.

INCOME DISTRIBUTION - INVENTION 

2. Research Tool Disclosure Form

Use this form for physical materials that will primarily be used for scientific research such as: a cell line, transgenic model, expression vector or research-use only antibody. These research tools are often also called “Tangible Research Property.”

RESEARCH TOOL DISCLOSURE 

3.1. Software and Copyright Disclosure Form

Use this form for any software, mobile apps or other copyrightable material such as surveys or questionnaires.

SOFTWARE DISCLOSURE

3.2. Software and Apps Income Distribution Forms

 

The Policy and Plan Options for Software and Apps Income Distribution document outlines the different plans for distributing income received from licensing unpatented sofware and apps.

Policy and Plan Options for Income Distribution

If the developers of an unpatented software or apps would like to allocate the income differently than the default case, then all of the developers will need to complete the appropiate Income Distribution and Development Form:

For unpatent software:

INCOME DISTRIBUTION - Unpatented Software

For apps: 

INCOME DISTRIBUTION - App

4.1. Data Disclosure Form

Use this form for any data packages such as preclinical, in vitro or in vivo data; clinical data; or regulatory data.

 Data DISCLOSURE 

What Happens After You Submit Your Disclosure Form?

After submitting a disclosure form to us, you will receive a notification email with the case number, name and contact information for the OTM Licensing Expert assigned to your disclosure. He/she will contact the inventors to discuss the technology's details and potential commercialization opportunities. The information you submit in your invention disclosure will be kept confidential. Note that an invention disclosure form by itself does not constitute a patent or patent application; it is a solely a record of your invention for UCSF’s internal use.

Outgoing MTAs

Outgoing MTAs govern the transfer of research materials, software and data developed or collected at UCSF to outside non-profit organizations. At UCSF, outgoing non-human MTAs are processed by the Office of Technology Management (OTM) at Innovation Ventures and outgoing MTAs for human materials are processed by the Industry Contracts Group at OSR.  

1. Outgoing MTAs for Laboratory Research Material

Outgoing research material MTAs cover transfers of mice, cell lines, plasmids, antibodies, bacteria, yeast, chemical compounds, software and any other laboratory research materials to be transferred out of UCSF.  Immortalized human cell lines no longer associated with patient information can also be transferred under these MTAs.

2. Outgoing MTAs for Human Materials

Examples of commonly transferred human materials include blood, biopsies, stem cells, cord blood, resected tumors, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS), and clinical patient data.