Located in the heart of biotech country, UC-San Diego generates more patents than any other UC campus. Recently the university overhauled its technology transfer office. Paul Roben joined as assistant vice chancellor for innovation in 2015, and Ruben Flores-Saaib followed soon after as director of commercialization. Flores-Saaib previously ran a worldwide network of technology scouts for Merck Millipore, the drug company’s bioscience division, putting him touch with tech transfer offices around the world. The Recorder recently asked him about plans for the university’s Office of Innovation and Commercialization.

Q. Does UC-San Diego really generate the most patents of any UC campus?