The 21st Century University is faced with modern economy
challenges, positioning this institution as an innovation
development engine, supported by knowledge transfer processes.
The historical evolution of this
secular institution, since the Humboldtian model, characterizes the
changes in the internal organization, in education, in the
researchers profile and in the design of science itself.
The University is no longer closed in on itself, assuming
an entrepreneurial character when transferring its knowledge to
society, where the sense of applicability of the research is
relevant, since this is the merit that citizens can uncover and
perceive innovation. This changing of role combining
education, research and entrepreneurship has emphasized the
protection of knowledge through intellectual property rights,
focusing on the technological rights. Industrial property (IP)
thus, takes on a strategic role in knowledge enhancement, providing
the University with a qualified and wide portfolio of its
intellectual capital placing the international innovation policies
as one of its priorities.
In Portugal, in the last decade, we
have witnessed a considerable increase in the cooperation between
University and Industry. This is due not only to the growing
recognition of the importance of university research for the
innovative industry activities, but also to structural changes such
as budget constraints related to public funding, that make it look
for other practical ways to support research, where imagination
plays an important role. Thus, universities have been adopting a
more aggressive and ''corporate'' attitude in
search of new funding sources for research, without neglecting the
protection of knowledge through different forms of IP.
Among many merit researches carried
out around the world and which represent innovative solutions for
the market, we also stand out, in Portugal, for excellence and we
host one of the best research teams, at international level, in the
field of electronics that has revolutionized the use of paper, by
creating Paper-e: Green electronics for the future.
Paper-e® counts on an IP strategy, aligned with its
marketing objectives. "Paper-e: Green electronics for the
future" is a trademark registered internationally which covers
three international patents (transistors, memory and battery),
headed by Elvira Fortunato and Rodrigo Martins of the Material
Research Centre (CENIMAT) of the Faculty of Science and Technology
of the Nova University in Lisbon.
What is then the great revolution
of Paper-e®? And what if electronic circuits were printed on
traditional paper? And if we imagine having access to an electronic
journal? Having a wallpaper that functions as an authentic light
curtain, or that functions as a giant display? They have found
themselves a way to communicate with your food packaging from the
supermarket on its contents and conditions? It seems fiction, but
this research team took the first step for all this pass to be
Technology makes way for futuristic
devices: animated posters and newspapers, self-updating business
cards and food labels. Among the many applications, the following
are included: biosensors, radio frequency identification (RFID)
tags in parcel transport and stock management, disposable
electronic devices made from recycled paper, etc.
In order to be introduced
in the market will Paper-e® be licensed, sold or will it be a
There are several factors to be
considered when defining a business strategy based on IP, namely
the most appropriate option for its economic exploitation, taking
into account its future profitability. However, one of the
objectives of the research team is creating value with
Paper-e®. For all this can actually be achieved,
research alone is not enough. You must know how to exploit and
enhance these concepts and in this context, technology transfer
managers have a crucial and fundamental role.
La ponencia, que versa sobre los aspectos básicos de la Propiedad Industrial e Intelectual y sobre los litigios relacionados con este área, cuenta con el Grupo de Abogados Jóvenes de Barcelona como organizador del evento.
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En 45 minutos haremos un rápido repaso de todas las novedades relevantes que, en el mundo de la Propiedad Industrial e Intelectual, se han producido durante en el transcurso del 2016, junto a nuestra previsión de los principales hitos que nos depara este nuevo año.
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Writing in the Economist newspaper on 8 October 2016, US President Barack Obama called out artificial intelligence (AI) as one of several areas where ‘in recent years we have seen incredible technological advances'.
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