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Basics in intellectual property                 aka  What to do when research takes you     towards something valuable
The paradoxResearch world                     Market world«share, publish or perish»         «protect, keep secret or peri...
Intellectual property building blocksTools  Patent  Copyright  Trade secret  TrademarkContracts Licence of technology Non ...
Tool   Contract              Investigator                  and                researchTechnology transfer project
Tools
Patent                    Protect technical solutions to technical problemsRequisites                          Strenght  N...
Patenting regulations @ Unitn•   Aimed to employees (professors, assistant professors, technical and administrative    sta...
Copyright, aka «the right to copy»                       don’t protect the content or the concept  Applied in automatic  ...
Trade secret
Legal
TrademarkTo be considered if you create a spin off/start up or if you want to  register the name of a specific technology ...
Contracts
License of technologylicensor                        Licencee           Key clauses           Duration           Country  ...
Non disclosure agreementTypes     One way agreement     Two way agreementContents    What is confidential, better if writt...
Research contractExchange money for Intellectual property rights (patents, copyright…) and/orknow howThe contract schedule...
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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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