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News Posted on June 14, 2016

Licensing Academy in Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Comes to King Hall

Licensing Academy studentsUC Davis School of Law and UC Davis's Public Intellectual Property Resource in Agriculture (PIPRA) program are collaborating to offer the sixth annual Licensing Academy in Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer at King Hall this month. Beginning June 20, the School of Law will host UC Davis International Commercial Law LL.M. students, lawyers, technology transfer officers, academics, and inventors for two intense weeks of seminars, case studies, field trips, group projects and a two-day license agreement writing workshop.

The program, which approaches intellectual property and technology transfer from a global perspective, serves both UC Davis students and participants from as far away as Asia, Africa, and the Pacific Rim. The 2016 class includes 36 students from 19 countries.

Speakers include UC Davis Associate Vice Chancellor Dr. Dushyant Pathak (Technology Management & Corporate Relations) and PIPRA Executive Director and Distinguished Professor Dr. Alan B. Bennett, as well as additional UC Davis professors and world-class IP managers, lawyers, and entrepreneurs. The program also features talks by intellectual property managers and technology transfer officers from Innovation Access, program managers from Corporate Relations and the Graduate School of Management, and leaders from other campus partners as well as IP professionals from Silicon Valley and Sacramento.

Licensing Academy workgroups"A core aspect of our mission," says PIPRA Executive Director Alan Bennett, "is making the world a better place, and we mean that. These programs help spread constructive practices for innovation management to improve lives."

"The International Law Programs are so pleased to see our partnership with PIPRA growing as we expand the global reach and academic breadth of the Licensing Academy year by year," said Beth Greenwood, Associate Dean of International Law Programs.

An unusual feature of the Licensing Academy is the large proportion of participants coming from developing economies who receive scholarship support to attend, through funding from organizations including the Organization of American States (OAS), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and other sponsor entities.

For more information about the Licensing Academy, its scholarships and other International Law Programs, visit or contact Kate Asche at or (530) 757-8569.