Title: Intellectual Property Management in the Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo

Authors: Jose Luis Solleiro Rebolledo, Katya Amparo Luna Lopez

Addresses: Centro de Ciencias Aplicadas y Desarrollo Tecnologico, Circuito Exterior, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510, Mexico, DF. ' Miramontes 1469, Churubusco Country Club CP 04210, Mexico City, DF

Abstract: Protecting research results has been considered critical for R&D management. New competitive conditions have triggered new approaches to IP management, far beyond protection of research results. Mexican Petroleum Institute (IMP) is a large research institution and was created as technology arm of the petroleum industry. IMP is now pioneering the adoption of the concept of research as a business unit. This paper presents the results of an investigation of IMP|s experience in IP management, identifying strengths and weaknesses according to a model proposed by the authors that considers a set of practices and instruments to optimise value generation from IP.

Keywords: research centres; IPM; intellectual property management; Mexico; technology transfer; licensing research results; Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo; IMP; R&D management; research and development; Mexican Petroleum Institute; petroleum technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPM.2009.026910

International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, 2009 Vol.3 No.4, pp.326 - 342

Published online: 08 Jul 2009 *

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