Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN) was present at a Regional Seminar on the Patent Cooperation Treaty for Portuguese-speaking African Countries, addressed to representatives of Universities and Technology Transfer Centres from PALOP countries. The initiative took place in Luanda, on 29th and 30th March, and was attended by José Ricardo Aguilar, Head of Legal & IP at IPN.
The seminar was jointly organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Angolan Institute for Industrial Property (IAPI).
In two distinct talks, the IPN model in terms of valorization and transfer of knowledge and its practices in the domain of intellectual property were presented, as well as a practical case regarding the creation and dynamization of a technology-based spin-off company.
The event also included interventions by WIPO and the Coordinator for Technological Transfer and Innovation (CTIT), Innovation Centre of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte.
This participation is part of a specific set of IPN's cooperation initiatives in the field of intellectual property with the PALOP countries, in collaboration with both WIPO and the European Patent Office (EPO).