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PATLIB Centre Faro

Host organisation: Universidade do Algarve
Name of centre: GAPI UALG
PO box:
PO box address:
Street: Universidade do Algarve, Campus de Gambelas, pavilhão A5||PT
Postcode / Town: Faro
Country: Portugal
Website: http://www.ualg.pt
Telephone number: 00351 28 9800091/2
Fax:
e-mail: gapi@ualg.pt
Opening hours: Monday: 09:30 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 09:30 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 09:30 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 09:30 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 17:00
Friday: 09:30 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 17:00
IP rights covered
Copyright
Patents
Trade marks
Services
Search services The PATLIB centre carries out IP searches for the public. This service may range from relatively basic bibliographic searches (e.g. for a patent number, an applicant's or inventor's name, or the legal status of an application) to highly sophisticated searches concerning technical areas (state-of-the-art, novelty and infringement searches). Explanatory information, comments and interpretations of the search results may be provided with the search reports.
Helpdesk services The PATLIB centre provides information on IP procedures, different kinds of IP rights, the requirements for filing an IP application, fees, search possibilities, etc. Legal advice is not included in this service.
User training The PATLIB centre organises training sessions (seminars, workshops) concerning IP rights, databases, search techniques and other IP related issues.
Lecturer services The experts from the PATLIB centre give lectures during IP training events or in the framework of IP related university curricula.
Assessment of the economic potential of an invention With the help of respective software tools, the PATLIB centre assists in assessing the economic potential of inventions, detecting potential risks and analysing the market situation.
Commercialisation of IP rights The PATLIB centre assists in the commercialisation of IP rights. Activities in this respect may be establishing contacts with potential licensees, licensers and co-operation partners, preparing "invention briefs" and publicising innovations in respective databases.
Patent clinics This service is provided in collaboration with local professional representatives (patent attorneys). The role of the PATLIB centre is to co-ordinate bilateral consultancy sessions between the attorney and the client and to provide the necessary information background (e.g. relevant documents and preparatory searches. Legal advice is given solely by the attorney.
IP strategy development With this service PATLIB centres assist their clients in developing and implementing their IP strategies, e.g. what to protect, where and how, with whom to co-operate, etc.

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