ITG Core Functions

ITG's mission

The UCI Invention Transfer Group (ITG)—formerly the Office of Technology Alliances (OTA)—exists to foster faculty/industry alliances and commercialization of UC Irvine technology for the broad public benefit. ITG 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 2015 (6/30/2015), ITG managed:

  • Approximately 950 inventions in its portfolio
  • More than 400 active US patents
  • 143 active license or option agreements
ITG has participated in founding more than 100 companies .

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  • Public disclosure, such as oral or printed publication, of your invention prior to filing a patent application is likely to jeopardize international patent rights and could possibly complicate US patent rights.

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