IBIMA’s Technology Transfer Unit takes a proactive role in supporting the protection and management of research results and establishing partnerships, ensuring a homogeneous framework for relations with the business sector in line with the Industrial and intellectual Property Model.


  • Registration of Intellectual Property: Creations of the mind. Includes literary and artistic works, architectural designs and computer programs (the source code is registered, with exceptions where it may be patented).
  • Registration of industrial property: If the creation solves a technical problem and is industrially applicable.
  • Patent: Title that prevents others from manufacturing, import, sale or use without consent of the owner for a period of 20 years. Ex.: new molecule
  • Utility model: Inventions consisting, for example, of giving an object a configuration or structure from which some practical advantage is derived from its use. Ex.: surgical instrument


  • Novelty: The invention cannot be within the state of the art, that is, must not have been made accessible to the public, either in Spain or abroad, by written or oral description, by use or by any other means before applying for a patent.
  • Inventive step: The invention solves a specific technical problem in a manner that is not obvious to a person skilled in the art.
  • Industrial application: The object of the invention must be capable of industrial exploitation.
  • Reproducibility of the invention: The invention must be written so that it can take effect with the information contained in the specification.