Who owns my intellectual property?

The Bayh-Dole Act of 1980 determined that the University retains title to IP created using Federal funding. Furthermore, in accordance with California State Labor Code UC’s Patent Policy requires that all employees disclose and assign to the University all rights and interest to their inventions, and partner fully with the University in the preparation and filing of patents related to these inventions. In exchange for such disclosure, assignment and cooperation, UCSF (through ITA) commits resources to manage the patent and market those inventions that are patentable and commercially viable, and pays inventors a share of the royalties earned from commercialization of the patented technology.