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The association owned by the association’s technology associations, as a way of promoting the monetization of patents, education students in favor of the monetization of studies, a Thursday of studies, intellectual means and patent dissemination. The idea, launched during the webinar on the “Relationship of Intellectual Property Associations and the University” was protected by the other debaters of the event, the president of ABAPI (Brazilian Association of Industrial Property Agents), Álvaro Loureiro, and Kone Ce Reitora from the National Faculty of Law at UFRJ. The event is organized by Inova, which is part of the UFRJ – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro innovation ecosystem

In the debate, the president of ABPI highlighted the modest Brazilian position in the questions: the 34 thousand requests filed by the INPI (National Institute of Industrial Property), in 2013, but for 26 thousand requests last year, while, in the world, in the same period, there was an increase of 27%. For Leonardos, this drop is due to the growing deindustrialization of the country and the low productivity of the INPI. “In 1985, the industry represented 48% of the GDP, a share that, last year, dropped to 21%”, he pointed out.

The president of the ABPI noted that, although, in recent years, the INPI has kept a record of pending examinations (stock of patents pending examination), the time elapsed between the filing of a patent application and its damage, currently on average seven years is still too long compared to the deadlines measured by international offices. Leonardos recalled that, recently, the ABPI has already had a favorable decision in the structuring Public Civil Action, filed against the Union, which aims to prove the INPI of the resources for the proper functioning of the autarchy.

To watch the webinar, access the entire Inova page on Youtube