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OCT 18, 2016: Seminar on Patents and Knowledge Assessment

First Seminar of the Severo Ochoa FUNMAT Training Program for Researchers.

15 September 2016

October 18, 2016, 9:30, Conference Room Matgas

9:30 Presentation Dr Riccardo Rurali

9:40 - The valorization of research results.  Elisabet del Valle PhD

An overview of the key points of Research Valorization Process and Intellectual Property Rights to protect the results and add value in research (patents, trade secrets, copyrights, etc.)

10:30 - Monetizing your patents.  Enric Batalla

What do you sell when you're selling your patent? How to cash out your patents? Who's buying patents? Patent value is not equal to patent price. The role of the Patents Brokers. What patents sell and what don't? Which are patent prices at present? Patent wars and how a university or CSIC researcher can get money out of his/her patents. Why sometimes a Patent Troll is the only "white knight" for a patent holder.

11:15: Coffee break

11:30- Protection and commercialization of research results in CSIC

How CSIC researchers can protect the results obtained in the lab. Different ways of protections: patent vs trade secret.

Patenting processes in CSIC. How CSIC transfers its protected technologies to the industrial sector and to the market? Technology transfer success stories at CSIC

Javier Maira Vidal PhD

Head of Unit of Commercialization and Contracts of the Spanish National Research Council. CSIC

12.15: Discussion



Elisabet del Valle PhD

CEO and Founder Onalabs  ( Innovation, Technology and Emotions (since January  2016)
Innovation Unit Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (since May 2016)
Business Development Manager, VHIR Vall d’Hebron Institut de Recerca (2013 – 2016)
Licensing Manager Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (2010 – 2013)
Technology Transfer Office CSIC- (2004-  2010)

Enric Batalla


GUILLEM CABIER INSTITUTE is an institution dedicated to training, consulting and entrepreneurship in the areas of R&D and innovation. We emphasize in the value of intellectual property and in the quality of patents and technology transfer. The combination of experience, talent and expertise in all sectors makes IGC a leading consultant. The added value of our services relies upon the collaboration with customers, the specialization to the highest degree in every technical area and upon the strategic vision of the use of Intellectual Property.

Javier Maira PhD

Head of Unit of Commercialization and Contracts of the Spanish National Research Council. CSIC

Ph.D. in Chemistry from Universidad Autonoma of Madrid.  He worked as scientific researcher for 8 years in the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has extensive experience in intellectual property and technology transfer: 3 years in the private sector as R&D Project Manager, two years in the European Commission as Project Technical Assistant, in the monitoring and evaluation of Europeans projects in new materials and manufacturing technologies, and since 2005 he works in CSIC Deputy Vice-Presidency for Knowledge Transfer where he currently holds the position of head of the Unit of Commercialization. He participates as a teacher in various Masters and Courses of IPR.


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