The National Institute for the Defence of Competition and Intellectual Property (INDECOPI) has launched the program "Patenta Universidad" (Patent University), aimed at Peruvian universities, high education and research centers that develop research and innovation projects, but have not accessed the patent system in the last five years.

The aim of the program is to encourage the intellectual property culture in the academic sector and promote the patenting of products and processes derived from research and innovation projects carried out in these centers.

Universities and research centers participating in "Patenta Universidad" will implement a complete work methodology in four months. This will include conferences on general information about patents, patentable subject matter or prior art analysis. Additionally, staff from the Inventions and New Technologies Directorate of INDECOPI (DIN) will assess participants on patent drafting and application.


Originally published March 8, 2016.

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