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Jorge Rojas

Jorge Rojas

Director Latin America, International Law Programs

Center for International Education, UC Davis Extension


  1. J.S.D., UC Berkeley Law School, 2008
  2. LL.M., UC Davis Law School, 2003
  3. J.D., University of Chile
  4. B.A., University of Concepcion


Dr. Jorge Rojas is Director Latin America, International Law Programs, Center for International Education, UC Davis Extension. He also currently serves as a Program Director for the Chile - UC Davis Partnership, where Dr. Rojas interacts with Chilean government agencies, universities and the private sector to facilitate educational exchange agreements and research collaborations with UC Davis. His research focuses on university research processes, international intellectual property and technology transfer. He has worked on intellectual property issues for the UC system and its Davis campus, public agencies, universities and the private sector in Latin America and Europe and has published on technology and intellectual property issues. Dr. Rojas is a lawyer and a native of Chile. He holds degrees in Accounting from the University of Concepcion and in Law from the University of Chile. He earned a Master’s Degree (LLM) from the UC Davis Law School in 2003 and a doctoral degree (JSD) from the UC Berkeley Law School in 2008. He was a civil servant in Chile from 1991 to 1998, focusing on agreements of international cooperation and higher education. From 1998 to 2002, he was a lawyer for Fundacion Chile, a developer of technological innovation of international recognition. He received a Fulbright Scholarship in 2000 and currently holds an appointment as a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Chile.

Selected Publications

"Intellectual Property, Research and Innovation," Report to Consejo Nacional de la Innovacion para la Competitividad, Chile, 2013, in press, forthcoming.

"Acceso a Recursos Genéticos y Conocimiento Tradicional.  Elementos Críticos para una Política y Legislación en Chile," Traduccion libre del autor, publicado en Revista de Derecho Ambiental #4, Facultad de Derecho d ela Universidad de Chile, Diciembre 2013.

"Traditional Knowledge and Access to Genetic Resources: Critical Elements towards a National Policy and Legislation for Chile," 2007, Journal of Technology Management and Innovation. Re-published in India in “Traditional Knowledge, a Practical Approach”, 2008, Edited by Madhuri V, The Icfai University Press.

"Universities, Research, Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer.  Opportunities and Challenges for Developing Countries," 2008, Doctoral Dissertation, University of California-Berkeley.

"Capturing value in Universities and Technological Centers.  Towards the definition of strategies, policies and procedures of appropriability, legal protection, intellectual property, exploitation and transfer of the results of R+D projects in Chile,"  2007, Journal of Technology Management and Innovation.

"Interpretation in Tax Law," 1997, JD Dissertation, Universidad de Chile.

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