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Plant Variety Protection Office
The Plant Variety Protection Office (PVPO) administers the Plant Variety Protection Act (PVPA) by issuing Certificates of Protection in a timely manner. The Act provides legal intellectual property rights protection to developers of new varieties of plants that are sexually reproduced (by seed) or tuber-propagated.
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LSU Research & Technology Foundation
The Foundation will facilitate the transfer and commercialization of university intellectual property to the marketplace for the benefit of the University, the individual inventors and the Louisiana economy. The Foundation shall provide proactive leadership, direction and support in this process, and align its research endeavors with the economic need to enhance the competitiveness of existing businesses, develop new enterprises and create new jobs in Louisiana .
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World Intellectual Property Organization
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is an international organization dedicated to promoting the use and protection of works of the human spirit. These works -- intellectual property -- are expanding the bounds of science and technology and enriching the world of the arts. Through its work, WIPO plays an important role in enhancing the quality and enjoyment of life, as well as creating real wealth for nations.
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European Patent Office
The EPO holds information on issued European patents and published Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) patents.
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Biological Innovation for Open Society
A tutorial on how to read a patent.
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Association of University Technology Managers
AUTM is an exhaustive resource for your intellectual property and technology transfer questions.
Access Louisiana
An economic development resource for Louisiana businesses, university faculty and others to identify potential collaborators in the state.
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United States Patent and Trademark Office
The USPTO is an agency of the Department of Commerce. Use this site to search for issued patents, published patent applications and trademarks.
UC Technology Transfer Web site
The Bayh-Dole Act
The Bayh-Dole Act is the piece of legislation that has allowed university technology transfer to become what it is today. Enacted in 1980, the Act sets all of the ground rules regarding federally funded university research.
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LSU System
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