Spain´s CSIC, the Spanish National Research Council, is a State Agency for scientific research and technological development and is the largest applicant for patents in Spain, both in terms of applications to the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (OEPM) and to the World Patent Organisation (WIPO). in the latter case making use of the PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) system.
The aim of this service is the evaluation of research results and preparation, filing and prosecution of patents, titles related to plant varieties obtainable before official registers, industrial secrets, utility models and other industrial or intellectual property titles, particularly software, databases or intellectual property, particularly software, databases or intellectual creations, owned in whole or in part by the CSIC.
The public tender has been awarded to the UTE PONS IP HAYES, with a tender award of €677.849,48 (including taxes).
The PONS IP HAYES UTE (a temporary Joint Venture in Spain) has been selected to manage all IP matters for CSIC for one year, over other firms specialized in IP, like Clarke Modet, Elzaburu and Ungria.