Value is attributed to intellectual property even before a product or service is released on the market. For this reason the University of L’Aquila strongly encourages researchers to patent the results of their studies. The University stresses the importance to link research to the industrial world, providing its research fellows with market information and product surveys.
For the University patents are looked upon as:
- a means of divulging scientific knowledge, similar to published papers
- a means for technological transfer
- a means of obtaining ulterior resources
For more information visit the corresponding Italian page.