einstein (São Paulo). 01/Mar/2013;11(1):1-10.

Scientific production and technological production: transforming a scientific paper into patent applications

Cleber Gustavo Dias, Roberto Barbosa de Almeida

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000100003

Brazil has been presenting in the last years a scientific production well-recognized in the international scenario, in several areas of knowledge, according to the impact of their publications in important events and especially in indexed journals of wide circulation. On the other hand, the country does not seem to be in the same direction regarding to the technological production and wealth creation from the established scientific development, and particularly from the applied research. The present paper covers such issue and discloses the main similarities and differences between a scientific paper and a patent application, in order to contribute to a better understanding of both types of documents and help the researchers to chose and select the results with technological potential, decide what is appropriated for industrial protection, as well as foster new business opportunities for each technology which has been created.

Scientific production and technological production: transforming a scientific paper into patent applications

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