Técnico stimulates intellectual property protection as a means of fostering knowledge valorisation and currently has a portfolio of more than 250 patents. Many of these patents result from research projects involving companies that have preferential rights for commercial exploitation.
Licensing other intellectual property rights, such as computer programs copyright or technology products associated brands, among others, is also carried out by Técnico.
Some of Técnico’s startups have license agreements that enable exploitation of intellectual property rights of the school and associated research centres.
IST has a set of internal procedures to manage its Intellectual Property Portfolio. It is worth stressing that Técnico was pioneer in the field of intellectual property protection.
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