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Patenting & IP

  Intellectual Property team


What is intellectual property and what is it for?

Inserm Transfert is responsible for managing Inserm's intellectual property and patent portfolio. We protect results generated by Inserm teams in coordination with other umbrella institutions.

"Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind: inventions, literary and artistic works, and symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce." (source : WIPO).

The law provides various ways of protecting the results of intellectual effort. In the life sciences, the main subjects of protection are inventions, know-how, databases and software; they may be protected by patents, copyright (databases and software) and confidentiality clauses. Protection is essential when envisaging exploitation of research and turning discoveries into therapeutic innovations.inserm 48725WEB© Inserm / G.Auzias, S.Baillet, O.Colliot

Designing the appropriate protection strategy will enable Inserm Transfert to identify the best route for transferring projects to industry and ensuring that the inventor, the laboratory and Inserm benefit from any income that may be generated.



What we do

We have developed in-house expertise and experience enabling us to design and implement the best intellectual property strategy for each project.

We will assist you on a daily, step-by-step basis to protect your results in accordance with international standards.

Our intellectual property management activity obtained ISO 9001:2008 certification in 2012.

How do we do it?
Please contact us and submit the completed invention disclosure form. We will get back to you as soon as possible.




  Invention Disclosure form
  (english version)







Any disclosure or release of any type and on any medium may jeopardize successful protection and exploitation of your research results. This applies to publications in journals as well as to public courses, seminars, PhD thesis defences or research master dissertations, scientific posters, etc.. Please contact us prior to such disclosure. We will help you organise your presentation.


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