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Thanks to a team of professionals, the Knowledge Transfer Group supports CERN in every matter related to Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Management.

We are glad to provide the CERN community with fundamentals of Intellectual Property. If you have any further questions, please contact the KT Group.

  • What is Intellectual Property?

  • What is an invention?

  • What is a patent?

  • What makes an invention patentable?

  • What is considered a public disclosure of an invention?

  • When are patents useful?

  • What is Copyright?

  • What is a trademark?

  • What is a Trade Secret?

  • What is a licence?

  • What does open source software mean?

  • What is the difference between open source software and free software?

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