UCLA Invents Newsletter
Newsletter published by:  UCLA OIP-ISR AUGUST 2016





August 24, 2016
OIP-ISR Lunch & Learn for UCLA Faculty
Topic:  "Understanding Boards of Directors"
  Gary Marshall, Associate, Cooley LLP

September 02, 2016
FirstFridays @ OIP
Topic:  "What's next for LA's Innovation Initiative?"
  Chris Rico, Director of Innovation, LAEDC

More Events


Amir Naiberg

Amir Naiberg to Lead UCLA Tech-Transfer Initiatives
UCLA has named Amir Naiberg associate chancellor for research and CEO of Westwood Technology Transfer. Naiberg, who joined UCLA August 3rd, leads OIP-ISR, which oversees the campus’s efforts in commercializing IP, collaborating with industry and fostering entrepreneurship, as well as Westwood Technology Transfer, a nonprofit company wholly controlled by UCLA that is focused on protecting and optimizing UCLA discoveries. [ more]
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Kite Enters into Global Licensing Agreement with UCLA
Kite Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq:KITE), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing engineered autologous T-cell therapy (eACT™) products for the treatment of cancer, announced that it has entered into an exclusive, worldwide license agreement with The Regents of the University of California, on behalf of UCLA. The technology is based on research led by Gay M. Crooks, M.D. [ more]
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US Patents Issued:   UC System #1, UCLA #1 UC-wide
The University of California has been ranked first in the world among universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2014, according to a report released in June 2016 by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO). The UC system was granted 453 utility patents in 2014 for discoveries made by its researchers. [ more]

Roundup:  UCLA Startup & IP Licensing News Highlights

UCLA Intellectual Property Announcements

New U.S. Patents Awarded

  • 9,409,023 - Spinal stimulator systems for restoration of function  
    R. Edgerton, et al.
  • 9,409,011 - Method of constructing an implantable microelectrode array 
    R. Edgerton, et al.
  • 9,403,053 - Exercise promotion, measurement, and monitoring system  
    A. Bui, et al.
  • 9,403,010 - Specific deep brain stimulation for enhancement of memory  
    I. Fried, et al.
  • 9,398,879 - SEM scanner sensing apparatus, system and methodology for early detection of ulcers  
    B. Bates-Jensen, et al.
  • 9,388,247 - Antibodies against cancer target block tumor growth, angiogenesis and metastatis  
    R. Reiter, et al.
  • 9,388,159 - Substituted diazaspiroalkanes as androgen receptor modulators  
    M. Jung, et al.


New UCLA Technologies Available for Licensing



UCLA Research News Highlights 
UCLA Invents - Previous Issue
  • Bone Biologics Enters into Agreement to License UCLA IP
  • Curing 'Bubble Baby' Disease: From UCLA Lab to Clinic
  • UCLA Licensee Sofie Biosciences Raises $3.7 Million
  • UCLA Licensee Kite Pharma Opens 43.5K sqft Facility in LA
  • UC Venture Model Gets $22M Seed-Funding Boost from State
  • New UCLA Technologies Available for Licensing
  • UCLA Research in the News
  • UCLA Patents Awarded
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UCLA Invents Newsletter, Vol. 4, No. 12

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