Technology transfer in academic property refers to the exchange of knowledge either internal – between students and teachers, or between teachers in the form of publications, presentations in seminars and conferences – or as an expert opinion given to industrial associates. In general, such initiatives help to originate and develop the initial phases of intellectual property (IP) and provide a platform for researchers developing products for the public. The cooperation between researchers and industry can advance knowledge to develop a technology, while IP in the form of patents ensure that rights are protected in the interests of both parties.

Pankaj Musyuni discuses about Technology transfer and patents in academia

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