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Measure FOR THE GRANTING OF RELIEF FOR THE PATENT AND THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF PATENTS IN RESPECT OF MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES
The notice involves two lines of action:
"Awards" for patenting - to increase the number of domestic patent applications and the extension of national patents abroad;
Incentives for the economic valuation of patents - to enhance the competitiveness of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises through the purchase of services
Micro, small and medium-sized businesses, including start-ups, which have their registered office and headquarters in Italy.
Businesses applicants must meet one of the following conditions:
a.1 they hold one or more patents;
a.2 have filed one or more patent applications for which:
In the event of a national repository UIBM, there is a research report with no negative outcome;
In the case of filing for a European Patent, there is a request for substantive examination at the EPO;
In the case of filing for international patent (PCT), there is request for substantive examination to WIPO.
a.3 are in possession of an option or a preliminary agreement, purchase or acquisition of licenses for one or more patent, with a foreign entity that also holds legal title.
The grant is for the purchase of specialized services, functional to the implementation of the patent within the production cycle with direct impact on the competitiveness of the national economy, or its value on the market.
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