Graduate Formation in Intellectual Property in Brazil: A Study Based on Academic Production of Thesis and Dissertations


  • Heitor de Paula Filho INPI
  • Cristina Gomes de Souza CEFET/RJ



intellectual property, industrial property, academic production, graduate formation.


The aim of this paper is to present information on the graduate formation in Intellectual Property in Brazil based on academic production of thesis and dissertations. This study analyzed data from 278 documents indexed in Bank of Thesis of Capes. The results show that: 1) only in the last years started the formation of professionals at the master’s and doctorate degree levels being necessary efforts for learning and training in the area; 2) the formation of competences is much concentrated in the Southeast and South regions of the country and in the area of Law being necessary to correct these asymmetries; and 3) the principal focus of this academic production is related to intellectual property policy followed by patents.


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Author Biographies

Heitor de Paula Filho, INPI


Cristina Gomes de Souza, CEFET/RJ

CEFET/RJ - Diretoria de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação (DIPPG) Programa de Pós-Graduação em Tecnologia (PPTEC)


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How to Cite

de Paula Filho, H., & Souza, C. G. de. (2009). Graduate Formation in Intellectual Property in Brazil: A Study Based on Academic Production of Thesis and Dissertations. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 4(2), 154-163.



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