Intellectual Property Basic Manual for Researchers in Universities

Intellectual Property

Author(s): Pedro Ponce, Kenneth Polasko, Arturo Molina, Miguel Ramírez and Patricia Mora

Pp: 15-28 (14)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681084039116010007

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Throughout this chapter different kinds of Intellectual Property will be discussed. Each kind will be defined, the cases in which any of them may apply will be shown, and also some of the steps to follow for the application will be revised. These kinds of intellectual property are: patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets, and each one is different within different countries. Finally the importance of the intellectual property within companies is discussed, as for the impact of this has to their economic development.

Keywords: Application, Companies, Copyright, Indautor, Infringement, Invention, Laws, Licensing, Patent, Process, Protection, Software protection, Trademark, Trade secret, Utility.

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