Editors: Pedro Ponce, Kenneth Polasko, Arturo Molina, Miguel Ramírez, Patricia Mora

Intellectual Property Basic Manual for Researchers in Universities

eBook: US $39 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $151
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ISBN: 978-1-68108-404-6 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-403-9 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2016
DOI: 10.2174/97816810840391160101


Researchers involved in product development are expected to implement innovative ideas to make commercially viable products. The technology transfer process is fundamental to developing new products through a partnership between universities and commercial organizations and launching the finished product into the market. One aspect of this process is the concept of intellectual property – the right of ownership to innovative ideas that drive product development. Ideas, being intangible, are distinct from products and these can be patented to control their commercial usage.

This manual is a primer on intellectual property regulation and technology transfer between university and industrial organizations. This book is a concise reference manual for students, researchers, professors and anyone who is creating or developing products and learning the basics of the technology transfer process. The book also serves as a resource for technicians who want to learn more about how ideas are commercialized and protected in markets.


Technology transfer is one of the main areas in which many engineers are involved; thus, every researcher has to know the basic information regarding technology transfer in order to generate a complete technology transfer cycle. This manual aims to give a big picture of this colossal topic, since the support of technology transfer office consultant is required in a real technology transfer case.

There are several projects that can become a commercial products and they only need to be redefined for a specific market. On the other hand, the project has to be protected to be implanted in a company.

This book is for all the engineers, researchers and students who want to learn about technology transfer. Technology transfer is one of the most important topics of this age, because it is the last stage in the process for getting a final product. This book is focused on the most important aspects in the technology transfer; it could be used as a reference book when a scientist needs to generate products for a specific market. There are some examples about how the technology transfer could be developed in Mexico but a complete review about different technology transfer conditions is presented. Hence, this book can be used for students and professors.

All the signing authors declare that there is no conflict of interest regarding the contents of this work.


The author declared no conflict of interest regarding the contents of each of the chapters of this book.

Pedro Ponce, Arturo Molina, Miguel Ramírez, Patricia Mora
Tecnológico de Monterrey


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