Do you have an invention that you need to protect but you don’t know how? Do you need to register a trade-mark? Do you wish to acquire the right to use a patent? We can support companies in this sensitive area too, since we are responsible for managing the Patent fund.
The Patent fund was set up by the Province of Trento in order to promote business initiatives in the area by exploiting the findings of research funded by the Province.The Fund can be assigned intellectual property rights (patents, trade-marks, know-how, software, etc.) resulting from research projects developed by local bodies with provincial financing.
As Fund manager, we are responsible for protecting assigned rights and promoting them in the area in order to support the birth of business initiatives which can derive a competitive advantage from those rights. If exploitation in the Trentino area is not possible, the rights may be granted under licence or transferred to third parties even if they operate in markets other than Trentino.
The granting of licences or the transfer of assigned rights, preferably with a view to exploitation within the Province, takes place in accordance with procedures which guarantee adequate advance publicity, in compliance with the principle of transparency and non-discrimination recommended by the relevant legislation.
The Trentino Sviluppo website constitutes therefore the prime information channel for access to the technology and rights assigned to the Fund; specifically, in the “Calls and tenders” section details are published of any tenders for assignment of rights.