Protection and promotion of results. Research. University of Navarra
Protection and promotion
IDENTIFICATION, ASSESSMENT AND PROTECTION
This section contains general information on the protection and use of research results. If you can't find the information you need, please contact the Exploitation and Transfer Department of the Research Management Service.
One of the best ways of promoting the economic value and social benefits of university research results is the transfer of research results through patents.
However, we should not lose sight of the University of Navarra's capacities in terms of the know-how generated. We need to be very aware of this intangible element, since companies very often demand it.
Successfully transferring technology relies on sound management and involves teamwork. This is why the collaboration of researchers is so important.
The industrial property services available to University personnel include:
Identification of commercially exploitable research results.
Assessment of their patentability and commercial potential.
Protection of results and acquisition of industrial property rights (patents, utility models, industrial design, etc.).
If you believe the results of your activities may be commercially exploitable, please notify the Research Management Service as soon as possible in order to exercise the applicable property rights.
Before publishing your results, you should fill in a Research Protection Application Questionnaire and send it (by internal post in a well-sealed envelope) or deliver it in person to the offices of the Research Management Service (the Muga Building).
Remember that you must not publish your results before lodging a patent application. Once you have sent the questionnaire, do not publish or disclose anything relating to your invention without prior consultation.