A goal of UC Berkeley’s Office of Technology Licensing (OTL) is to establish license agreements that lead to the fast and broad commercialization of Berkeley technologies to: (1) benefit the public, (2) fund research and education on the campus, and (3) reward inventors for their ingenuity. Therefore, we are motivated to expeditiously negotiate licenses with reasonable terms that consider business plans, market economics, and technology stage.
The OTL closely monitors the cadence and time it takes to complete a license. Please see below for tips on how to expedite the process.
The main steps for licensing a technology from UC Berkeley.
The OTL collaborates with the licensee on patenting and also monitors license agreement compliance and milestone progress. The licensee is welcome to propose amendments to the agreement due to unforeseen changes in market conditions or business models. The OTL responds to any amendment proposals expeditiously and in good faith.