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Patent office


November 2012- Patent applications filed at the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (OEPM) in 2012 were concerned with a number of sectors: IT, audiovisual, telecommunications, energy, materials and security. The main purpose of these new patents is to transfer their results to society through innovative companies who will incorporate them in new products/services or organisational improvements.
As well as adding value to the researcher’s curriculum and to the university,  patents are designed to be used and exploited in a process, product or service, by a company or business. Only in this way will the process of any strategic management of intellectual and industrial property rights also known as IPR be complete.
Distribution by department is indicated below of all the patents filed in 2012 summarising their contribution and applications

Area of signal theory and communications

The first invention developed by the Communications Group consists of a mobile telephone inhibitor method UMTS which, unlike other methods, is not based on generating considerable noise power, obtaining very positive results in simulations and tests carried out. This type of functionality is increasingly required for multiple civil or military applications, for safety or restricted use, in classrooms, meetings, conferences, churches, prisons, anti-terrorist protection etc.
The second invention developed by the Bayesian Signal Processing Group jointly with the University of Granada, consists of a procedure and system which estimates traffic flows on a road during a period of time using exclusively ambient noise as a measure.  The system estimates traffic flows in real time and without human supervision of different types of vehicles, in particular light and heavy vehicles, motorcycles or mopeds.

Patent office

UC3M manages the applications for patents from the research results with the aim of transferring these to society at large through innovative companies which will incorporate them into new products/services or organizational improvements.