Management of Academic Intellectual
Property and Early Stage Innovation
in Countries in Transition
It is widely recognized that the technological development has a considerable impact on the permanent and sustainable national economical growth. Academic intellectual property and the early stages of innovation are vital contributors in terms of relative aggregate value added to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). They also have a positive effect on the level of employment and the level of foreign trade.
In order to determine the most effective management methods WIPO carried out a survey amongst universities and independent research institutions to determine the present practices and bottlenecks in the field of university Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) management. The results are grouped around three main areas: technology transfer organizations, research and academic IPR management and transfer of technology. Created guidelines provide insight into such vital aspects of management as: managing patent portfolios, choosing the most effective commercialization strategy, technology management and others.
This tool is targeted at universities, technology professionals, scientists, IPR professionals and patent attorneys, innovation agents, innovative SMEs and other entities interested in assisting the utilization and commercialization of the economically valuable IPRs.