Intellectual Property and Industry Engagement Subcommittee

Membership of Subcommittee: 8 to 11 ICOC Members

Mission Statement

The Intellectual Property and Industry Engagement Subcommittee will work, in consultation with CIRM staff, to develop intellectual property policies and regulations and to engage industry as a partner in order to advance CIRM’s mission and to protect the interests of the State of California in CIRM-funded research. The Subcommittee’s jurisdiction includes (1) establishing intellectual property standards that balance the opportunity of the State of California to benefit from the patents, royalties, and licenses that result from basic research, therapy development, and clinical trials with the need to ensure that essential medical research and resulting therapy development are not unreasonably hindered by the standards; (2) overseeing and advising the ICOC with respect to any potential disputes between CIRM and its grantees or partners over intellectual property standards and their application; and (3) while respecting academic freedom, developing and refining policies to encourage industry involvement in CIRM, including among other things, CIRM programs, activities, and funding mechanisms and with CIRM non-industry grantees who are willing to engage with industry.

Subcommittee Members

Our IP Regulations

Upcoming Meetings

There are no upcoming meetings for this subcommittee


Intellectual Property and Industry Engagement Subcommittee meeting transcripts and agendas are available in the meeting archives.