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SOLIS LIMA, Antonio; OVANDO, Catalina; OLIVERA PEREZ, Emmanuel  y  RODRIGUEZ LOZADA, Miguel Ángel. Performance of a Technology Transfer Office in the context of patent management: Case study of the OTT of the Benemerita Autonomous University of Puebla. Nova scientia [online]. 2020, vol.12, n.24.  Epub 02-Jul-2020. ISSN 2007-0705.


In order to detonate the transfer of knowledge, the Mexican government has established the public policy of the creation of Technology Transfer Offices (OTT); however, this policy has proved ineffective due to the inconsistency in the permanence of most Mexican TTOs. Despite this, there are some OTTs that have excelled; such is the case of the OTT of the Benemerita Autonomous University of Puebla (OTT-BUAP) that was established in 2011. This office has positioned this university in the first places nationwide in the context of patent generation, reason for that this OTT has been the object of analysis of this study to answer the following question of this research: How has the OTT-BUAP managed to position itself within the best OTT in Mexico, in the field of patent management, during the 2011-2018 period?

The general objective of this research is to contribute to the knowledge of the specialist in technology transfer and commercialization that is dedicated to the management of University OTTs.

Regarding the review of the literature, it was found that this issue related to the performance of Mexican TTOs in the field of patent management has been poorly studied, which is why this research is justified.


This research is considered exploratory, qualitative, descriptive and transversal, which consisted in applying the case study methodology to the OTT-BUAP, based on six propositions made from secondary sources.


It was found that of the processes of intellectual property protection, consulting, licensing and the creation of spinoffs, only the process of intellectual property protection is the one that is in the maturation stage in said OTT. It was also found that the OTT-BUAP has an expert team in the drafting of patents, which was hired, specifically, for the creation and promotion of said OTT.

Discussion or Conclusion:

According to the results found in this investigation, the reason why the OTT-BUAP has positioned itself among the best OTTs in Mexico in the 2011-2018 period, is largely due to the fact that it has an effective patenting process, based on equitable regulations on the distribution of royalties supported by a strategic incentive plan to motivate researchers to protect the results of their research. This process was designed and managed by a researcher from the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property, an expert in intellectual property protection, hired by BUAP, specifically, to form a professional teamwork for the drafting of patents and other tasks related to the transfer and commercialization of technology that comes from the BUAP.

Palabras llave : licensing; TTO; patents; spinoffs; technology transfer; BUAP; intellectual property; industrial property.

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