Inventors/researchers, the University, and the State of California all share in revenue earned from licensing of UCSF inventions. Net income is distributed once a year, usually in November.
Note: The income distributions shown are the default cases based on the current policies. The UC Patent Policy and UCSF Copyright Policy are subject to change, therefore check the policies for the most up to date information.
Under the current UC Patent Policy, inventors receive 35% of net licensing income, which includes royalties and fees. If there is more than one inventor, the default is that all inventors equally share in the inventor share of income. If all of the inventors agree on a different income distribution, then they must complete and sign the Invention Income Distribution Form.
Inventors may choose to receive their share of copyright income as personal income, or donate some or all of it to their lab or group. Inventor shares donated to a lab/group will be matched dollar-for-dollar from the school/department shares. The charts below show the extreme examples.
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 Software/App Income Distribution and Development Form.
Option A: Inventors receive their share of copyright income
Option B: Inventors choose to donate their entire share to their lab/group.