LICENSING INCOME generated by the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA brings in millions of dollars each year. In the last fiscal year, for example, revenues from some 260 inventions exceeded $20 million, according to the UCLA Office of Intellectual Property & Industry Sponsored Research (OIP-ISR).
In March, the UCLA Medical Alumni Association (MAA) hosted “Driving Innovation to Market: How to Implement a Successful Patent” to offer health professionals within the UCLA community the opportunity to address the procedures and pitfalls involved in obtaining a patent. Speakers included Kathryn A. Atchison, vice provost for Intellectual Property and Industry Relations; patent attorney Jonathan Jaech; Neil A. Martin, M.D., chair of the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery; and Rajiv Yadav, senior intellectual property counsel for Edwards Lifesciences, LLC. Raphael Darvish, M.D. ’04, founder and medical director of Concierge Medicine/LA, and member of the UCLA MAA Board of Directors, was the facilitator.
The four presenters shared their perspectives on the issues surrounding the protection of a person’s innovations and also answered questions. There was a networking reception immediately following the symposium.
To learn more about the event, visit: www.uclalumni.net/MAApatents