The UCI Office of Technology Alliances (OTA) exists to foster faculty/industry alliances and commercialization of UC Irvine technology for the broad public benefit. OTA emphasizes accessibility, timeliness, and flexibility in its operations and negotiations to ensure that the federal, state and private investment in UCI research has the greatest possible positive impact on people and the economy.
At the end of fiscal year 2012 (6/30/2012), OTA managed:
- 901 inventions in its portfolio
- 334 active US patents
- 113 active license or option agreements