Patents valuation in core innovation: case study of a Brazilian public university

Autores

  • Yuri Basile Tukoff-Guimarães Post Graduation Program in Business Administration, Nove de Julho University, Sao Paulo,
  • Claudia Terezinha Kniess USP Cidades Program, Universidade Federal de São Paulo e da Universidade São Judas, Sao Paulo
  • Renato Renato Post Graduation Program in Business Administration, Nove de Julho University, Sao Paulo
  • Mauro Silva Ruiz Post Graduation Program in Business Administration, Nove de Julho University, Sao Paulo

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1108/INMR-03-2019-0027

Palavras-chave:

Innovation management, Technology transfer offices, Industrial economy, Patents valuation

Resumo

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to assess how technology transfer offices (TTOs) of a public
university of the state of São Paulo use patent valuation methods in the process of using developed
technology value and transferring technology to industry.
Design/methodology/approach – This study is an exploratory qualitative investigation based on a
case study conducted in a public university in the state of São Paulo. The university has a TTO and an
internal structure for technology transfer. In-depth interviews were conducted with the TTO manager about
patent valuation and the answers given were analysed.
Findings – The results on how TTOs use patent valuation methods in the process of assigning value to
technology indicate which factors facilitate and which factors hinder the valuation of patents in technologies
developed at universities.
Research limitations/implications – The possible lack of data disclosure due to confidentiality
regarding royalties and trading fees makes further comparisons between Brazilian public universities
difficult. Therefore, this study recommends that further studies on patent valuation and technology
transfer process at private universities, research institutes and public and private companies should be
performed.
Practical implications – In the practice, this study contributes to companies and TTOs by increasing
their synergies in licensing negotiations, as well as by reducing the gap of information, between the business
parties for assignment and transfer of technologies. With regard to theoretical contribution, this study can cite
advances in the methods to measure the financial benefits arising from the valuation of technologies
embedded in the patents.
Originality/value – Owing to the lack of research on the methods of valuation used by TTOs of
Brazilian universities, the present study can be useful in serving as a theoretical source for future research and in supporting future TTO negotiations in the process of transferring technologies to
productive industry.

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Publicado

2021-06-11

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Tukoff-Guimarães, Y. B., Kniess, C. T. ., Renato , R., & Silva Ruiz, M. (2021). Patents valuation in core innovation: case study of a Brazilian public university. INMR - Innovation & Management Review, 18(1), 34-50. https://doi.org/10.1108/INMR-03-2019-0027

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