A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a state to a patentee for a fixed period of time in exchange for disclosure of an invention. It provides the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering for sale, or importing the patented invention.
The University of Padova may apply for patents of researchers’ inventions and licence them for business purposes. Part of the proceeds is due to the inventor.

University of Padova's patents regulations

How to apply for a patent

The T.T.O. manages the patent portfolio of the University of Padua. In particular the Office follows the procedures for the development, the administration and the protection of intellectual property arising from the University research, in accordance with the Patent Regulations.

The Office activities include:

  • Organisational support of the University Patents Commission
  • Consulting to University researchers in the negotiation of research contracts with businesses interested in the economic exploitation of their know-how
  • Relationships with patent agents who provide the University with technical advice and file patent applications on behalf of the University

Data base of University Patents

This database collects information on patents owned by the University of Padova. Data are organised chronologically from the latest to the earliest.

Ufficio Valorizzazione della ricerca (Research Valoriziation Office)

Settore trasferimento di tecnologia (Technology Transfer Division)

via Martiri della Libertà 8, 35137 Padova,
tel 049.8271846-1847-1848-1966
fax 049.8271937