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LOPEZ GOMEZ, María del Socorro; SIMON, Rodolfo Schmal; CABRALES GOMEZ, Fernando  and  GARCIA TOBON, Carolina. The processes involved in a management model for university patents. Ing. Investig. [online]. 2009, vol.29, n.2, pp.135-141. ISSN 0120-5609.

Current tendencies in strengthening intellectual property rights and the emergence of new scientific-technological fields (such as nanotechnologies, biotechnology, telematics and software development) have forced universities to acquire sufficient knowledge aimed at protecting their research results and fulfilling a leadership role within their regional settings so that they may generate competitive innovation strategies in alliance with other social agents. However, universities must promote ethical values, respectting and defending their countries' ecological and cultural heritage when intellectual property rights are being promoted. A model for managing universities' industrial property rights is thus proposed here; it is centred on patents so as to improve strategies contributing towards Latin-American universities' scientific and technological development and thereby contribute towards their countries' development. The model is one of the relevant results derived from the theoretical framework for research carried out by the team from 2003-2007 and from the empirical study carried out in two phases. The first phase consisted of a survey whose objective was to detect critical aspects regarding managing patents and licenses for universities in Colombia, Chile and Spain. The second empirical phase consisted of holding in-depth interviews with those managing the patents for the universities having the best performance in the three aforementioned countries.

Keywords : technological management; intellectual property rights; patent management; innovation; university-business-state relationships.

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