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Successful IP presentation for UG/UMCG audience

On the road to commercial value
10 May 2017
The Value of Knowledge brochure

Last April, a target audience of policy makers, Faculty Funding Officers, Directors of Graduate Schools  and IP consultants from University of Groningen and UMCG gathered at the Van Swinderen Huys, Groningen, for an in-house course on insight and understanding of Intellectual Property (IP). The IP training, provided by DeltaPatents, was initiated by Research & Valorisation and Business Generator Groningen, UMCG. The University and UMCG have a fully developed, and joint, patent policy.

Inventions made by University’s employees are internally assessed for patentability and commercial value. When both are positive, a patent application will be filed and commercial parties will be approached for a license or patent transfer. The University and UMCG patents (or broader: Intellectual Property) policy focuses on two main issues:

  1. Public recognition. RUG wishes to be visible on patent publications as (one of the) applicant(s) in those cases where the invention was (partly) the work of RUG inventors. This is highly relevant for our reputation, PR, and rankings.
  2. Reasonable financial compensation. If a patent is transferred or out-licensed to a third party, RUG requests a competitive compensation, negotiable on a case-by-case basis

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Last modified:15 September 2017 3.19 p.m.

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