What is a patent?

A patent is a legal title by which inventors are granted the exclusive use of an invention for a limited period of time. The ownership of a patent allows the commercial and industrial exploitation of an invention, prohibiting third parties from reproducing it (production, use or sale) in the territory in which patent was granted.

Who can patent?

The University supports and encourages the inventive activity of professors, researchers, technicians, PhD students and students who carry out research activities at the university, guaranteeing administrative, educational, technical and legal support during the patent life cycle.

The role of the University

The patent is the main instrument of Technology Transfer between the University and the territory as it allows to formalize the know-how by making it available to social, industrial and entrepreneurial fabric.

The University supports its academic community in Technology Transfer projects by managing the patent portfolio, offering dedicated training and identifying appropriate fundraising tools.

Technologies and solutions developed

The University offers institutions and companies the possibility to enhance the value of scientific research findings through the licensing and transfer of patent titles.

The University of Bergamo boasts the exclusive ownership of patents with national and international extension in the fields of mechanics, energy and health technologies.