Module 4 – Sudan

Introduction to TTO’s third pillar: Intellectual property’s management

The intersection between intellectual property (IP) management and technology transfer offices (TTOs) in the context of universities to understand how TTOs manage IP. IP management is an important issue, as it both enables and restricts the utilization of research results and impacts the competitiveness of technology-based businesses.

Lecturer/Author: Shiva Loccisano

Institution: Polytechnic University of Turin



IP protection, tools and practice, role of technology transfer why and what?  importance of IP, types of IP, practice and procedures. Triple helix and knowledge triangle (Education, Innovation, Research). Impact of TT on society. What is Technology Readiness Level (TRL)? Why an IP system? Different types of IP, what for and how? Patents, copyright, trademarks, registered designs, databases, trade secrets and plant variety.

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