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ISSN : 2456-3676

Title:
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PETROBRAS AND BRAZILIAN UNIVERSITIES MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF PATENTS APPLIED IN CO-OWNERSHIP AND IN THE PERCENTAGE OF LICENSING THEREOF

Authors:
Rodrigo de Oliveira e Souza, Adelaide Maria de Souza Antunes, Luiz Fernando Leite, Brazil

Abstract:
Much is known about the use of the number of patents applied as an indicator of innovation, however, it is believed that to analyze the relationship between Petro bras (a partially state-owned oil company) and Brazilian universities, it would be better to evaluate the number of patents they have in co-ownership and what percentage of them is licensed. The article uses as a starting point the legislation for innovation created in 2004 in Brazil and highlight some benefits of this government incentive in terms of patents applied and licensed by many Brazilian universities. Due to the results of this study the model of appropriation of inventions derived from R&D projects in partnership between Petro bras and universities is questioned leading to the conclusion that besides the option of share the ownership of the patent it should be given to the partners the option of hand over its part in the ownership in exchange of a free license to explore it commercially, assuming this as the real goal of the innovation process.

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