basics in technology transfer

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basics in technology transfer

  1. 1. Basics in intellectual property aka What to do when research takes you towards something valuable
  2. 2. The paradoxResearch world Market world«share, publish or perish» «protect, keep secret or perish»
  3. 3. Intellectual property building blocksTools Patent Copyright Trade secret TrademarkContracts Licence of technology Non disclosure agreement Research contract
  4. 4. Tool Contract Investigator and researchTechnology transfer project
  5. 5. Tools
  6. 6. Patent Protect technical solutions to technical problemsRequisites Strenght Novelty Great protection Inventive step Weakness Industriability Expensive mainteinance and complex procedureDuration 20 years
  7. 7. Patenting regulations @ Unitn• Aimed to employees (professors, assistant professors, technical and administrative staff)• Patenting procedures at Unitn expenses• Royalties: 70% to inventors - 30% to Unitn• Forms to fill (technology disclosure)• Prior art research• University patents committee• Licensing strategy
  8. 8. Copyright, aka «the right to copy»  don’t protect the content or the concept Applied in automatic You have to prove your authorship in case of challenge Weak protectionDuration 70 years after the death of the author
  9. 9. Trade secret
  10. 10. Legal
  11. 11. TrademarkTo be considered if you create a spin off/start up or if you want to register the name of a specific technology you have patented Long term investment Expensive
  12. 12. Contracts
  13. 13. License of technologylicensor Licencee Key clauses Duration Country Sector Royalties/lump sum Responsibilities
  14. 14. Non disclosure agreementTypes One way agreement Two way agreementContents What is confidential, better if written in details and attached What happens if the parties break the agreement How long lasts the binding
  15. 15. Research contractExchange money for Intellectual property rights (patents, copyright…) and/orknow howThe contract schedules technical deliverables and corrisponding paymentsNormally research contracts limit the dissemination of resultsFollow the procedure of Unitn “conto terzi” regulations

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