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Innovation Consulting

The Innovation Consulting process helps you disclose your invention to the University of California and start the process to file patents, copyright etc.


Invention Disclosure Form

The Office of Business Developement will assist UC Merced inventors with the process of patenting and commercialization. All inventions made by UC employees must be disclosed to the University, regardless of when or where they are invented. This is a legal obligation of University employment, and is also a first step for inventors with getting access to resources to support commercialization and increase the visibility and impact of research programs. If the Invention Disclosure Form is approved we will work with you and lawyers to file for intellectual property rights that can foster commercial use. If you have questions or would like to initiate the invention disclosure process please contact us at


UC Patent Policy