Intellectual Property and Patent Policies
The Patent Board provides a means by which inventions, technological designs and procedures,
and new materials are developed so that the inventor, the University, and the public
are the benefactors. The Patent Board recommends to the President whether or not the
University should undertake the prosecution of a patent application for an invention.
It also reviews and determines rights to patentable inventions, facilitates the patent
application process, and provides orderly determination of licensing and royalty collection
Should a transfer of Intellectual Property Rights for a sponsored program be required, approval must be received by the Patent Board, Foundation Staff Legal Counsel, and the Office of General Counsel for the CSU.
Please see the patent/invention disclosure form .
Dr. James E. Marshall, Chair
California State University, Fresno
Division of Research and Graduate Studies
Mail Stop TA53
Phone: (559) 278-0840