Did you know that ten campuses are encompassed within the University of California (UC) system? Listen as Lisa and her guest Jeff Jackson discuss this and how his office in Santa Cruz works with the rest of the campuses in the UC system on this episode of Tech Transfer IP.
Jeff is the director of Intellectual Property Management at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He oversees invention disclosure intake, patent filing and prosecution strategy, and management of all aspects of their intellectual property, including outside patent and litigation counsel and the implementation and execution of new systems and processes of property management.
Jeff shares how his office works within the UC system, how his office implements and executes new systems and processes of intellectual property management, including the docketing software that has given his office the ability to function better. Jeff also discusses the Bayh-Dole Act and the impact he has seen it have on universities.
Additionally, Jeff speaks about how his office handles disclosures and patent applications, foreign filings, and his commitment to taking a case to a first office action in the US when filing a full provisional. Jeff shares an example of litigation he has handled, how it was resolved, and some of his office’s most significant success stories from the bioengineering department.
Did you know that Santa Cruz, CA, is the 5th most expensive place to live in the world? Listen as Jeff discusses the challenges his office faces with hiring and retention and why having remote positions just is not workable. Jeff shares a lot of information, so you won’t want to miss this episode.
In This Episode:
[01:45] Jeff, welcome to the show!
[02:00] Jeff shares what led him to a career in tech transfer.
[05:06] Do you miss not working in a law firm?
[08:02] Jeff speaks about how his office functions within the University of California system.
[09:58] How does your office handle disclosure forms?
[12:50] Jeff describes the way his office implements and executes new systems and processes of property management.
[15:04] Jeff shares about the docketing software that has allowed his office to function better and helps his office get the information it needs.
[17:22] How do you think the Bayh-Dole Act has impacted universities?
[21:48] Jeff speaks about how his office gauges disclosures and patent applications.
[24:55] How does your office handle the foreign filing applications?
[26:56] Jeff chats about filing full provisional and committing to a first office action in the US.
[28:25] Jeff shares an example of litigation they had with a student who was listed as an inventor.
[32:51] Jeff discusses some of their most notable success stories out of the bioengineering department.
[37:37] Jeff shares the challenges his office faces with retention and getting funded.
[40:23] Are there positions in your office that could be handled remotely instead of coming into the office?
[41:02] Jeff gives his opinion on whether AUTM and other organizations add value.
[43:42] Jeff speaks about the UC system having IP manager meetings twice a year.
[45:48] If you had a genie in a bottle with three wishes, what would your three wishes be for your office?
[48:14] Jeff, thank you so much for being on the show today.