Patents for Humanity Award

The UC Berkeley Office of Intellectual Property and Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA) received the Patents for Humanity Award from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2013 for development of an antimalarial drug in partnership with industry.


Assistant Vice Chancellor for IPIRA Carol Mimura, second from left, receives a US Patents and Trademark Office Patents for Humanity Award at a ceremony in Washington, DC, in recognition of UC Berkeley's diligent work to address global challenges among the underserved through humanitarian use clause licenses, collaboration, and research agreements.

The university's Socially Responsible Licensing Program (SRLP) stimulates support for research and maximizes societal impact of the resulting discoveries.