The Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM) has created a Patent Center to benefit students, professors and inventors concerned with protecting their projects. The center will provide counseling on how to compose formal requests for technological information, patents, utility models and industrial designs. Its goal is to foster a culture that protects technological innovation while developing projects beyond academic halls.
Director General Miguel Ángel Margáin González, from the Mexican Institute for Industrial Property (IMPI), presented awards to 20 UAEM researchers during the center’s inauguration ceremony, lead by rector Alfredo Barrera Baca.
Margáin González proceeded to congratulate the university for its commitment to promote a culture of intellectual property. Last year, only 16 percent of the patent applications turned in to IMPI’s offices were submitted by Mexican individuals, with 47 percent submitted by universities and research centers.
Barrera Baca stated the that even though the pairing of schools and government agencies is important for the development of policies that promote science and technology, the participation of business is also necessary.