Intellectual Property

InnovationAccess, the Technology Transfer Office for UC Davis, is a unit in the Office of Research, and is responsible for intellectual property and technology transfer at UC Davis, including the Veterinary School and Medical Center.

Robin Stears, PhD, MBA is the Intellectual Property Officer for the School of Veterinary Medicine and can help you with your intellectual property needs including, but not limited to, information about inventions, invention disclosures, patents and licensing and related confidentiality agreements (also known as non-disclosure or secrecy agreements).  For your convenience, she holds on-campus office hours exclusively for SVM faculty and staff.  You can always reach her via email, telephone, or at her UC Davis InnovationAccess office with any questions.

  • On-site office hours: 10:30 – 11:30 am on the second Monday of each month in Vet Med II, Room 106
  • By appointment in your office or laboratory
  • Email:
  • Phone: 530-752-9866
  • Primary office: 1850 Research Park Drive, Suite 100, Davis, CA 9561

Alternatively, you can contact Barbara Boczar, JD, PhD, Associate Director for Life Sciences, via email or phone at 530-754-8606 for assistance.

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