Tuesday, May 3, 2016

UC Davis Strawberry patent battle on again, May UC Regents Meetings

In response, UC post this : Industry upbeat about new UC Davis strawberry breeding research http://universityofcalifornia.edu/news/industry-upbeat-about-new-uc-davis-strawberry-breeding-research

Part of the Katehi ongoing fallout?
See Sac Bee

Strawberry fight reignites as former UC Davis scientists sue over lucrative breeding technology

Scientists formed competing company with former agriculture secretary

Company says university trying to ‘suppress competition’

Earlier suit by growers settled in 2015

http://www.sacbee.com/news/business/article75385382.html

"The new case could have major impacts on California’s strawberry farmers.

UC Davis’ breeding program has been crucial to the industry and a big money-maker for the university. Between 2005 and 2014, strawberry nurseries around the world paid UC Davis royalties totaling $50 million. In return, nurseries and their customers – the farmers – have been able to deliver huge improvements in taste and durability developed by the Davis scientists. The two scientists themselves have earned several million dollars, their share of the university’s royalty income."

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This happened
COMMITTEE ON INVESTMENTS
INVESTMENT ADVISORY GROUP
Date: May 2, 2016


Agenda – Open Session
Public Comment Period
Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meetings of February 26, 2016

I-1 Discussion Update on Investment Performance for Periods Ending
March 31, 2016

I-2 Discussion UC Retirement Plan Asset Allocation Review

I-3 Action Amendment of Investment Policy Statement for University of
California Retirement Plan

I-4 Action Amendment of Investment Policy Statement for University of
California General Endowment Pool

Agenda – Closed Session2

Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of February 26,
2016September 9, 2015

I-5(X) Discussion Update on Office of the Chief Investment Officer Regarding
Organization and Personnel

And, once again, this will happen next week but not much detail

http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/meetings/agendas/may16.html

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