The admission comes after a Sunday Business Post survey found that Irish universities had obtained just 163 patents in major world markets since 1996. By comparison, the University of Bristol, a British institution with 13,000 students, filed 134 patents, while world research leader MIT secured 1,104 in that time, according to the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s patent database.
Patents are a key form of intellectual property, which confer on their holders the exclusive right commercially to exploit and...
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