We assess each invention we receive, and when feasible develop a preliminary commercialization strategy that takes into account many different aspects. The feasibility and best way to protect your technology through intellectual property rights is a critical one that involves you directly.
Of note, patents are a major form of protection of results arising from the research done at CRG. Patents protect inventions that are novel, inventive, and involve and industrial application. While the latter is usually out of question, and inventiveness may be a matter of discussion, novelty means that no public disclosure in whatever means and form has been made prior to filing a patent.
Please do not hesitate to contact your TBDO manager in case of doubt. We will be happy to help you!