The Office of Intellectual Property and Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA) has the mission of enhancing the research enterprise of the world's best public university by establishing multifaceted collaborations with companies. IPIRA reports to the Vice Chancellor for Research and consists of two peer divisions: the Industry Alliances Office and the Office of Technology Licensing. 

The Office of Technology Licensing

The Office of Technology Licensing (OTL) maximizes the commercialization of UC Berkeley's innovations by establishing relationships and contractual agreements that benefit the public, support campus research and education, and reward inventors for their engenuity. More than 730 innovative products and 250 startup companies have been born out of technology licensed by the OTL.

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