IP protection

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Please provide a short description of the state-of-the-art and/or current trends in the field? How does the result fit into it?
The project aims to create an innovative tool for the field of underwater archaeology, capable of making all the necessary analysis in a virtual world from the information retrieved from the polls, surveys by divers etc.

With the assistance of numerical simulation for the process of salvage.
The system BLU-ARCHEOSYS is characterized by:
• Systems and technologies of vision-based optical radar, side-scan sonar, multi-parameter probe and software data pre-processing;
• System type ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle);
• Integrated Information System LAND / SEA. The system is aimed at sharing the data generated by all the technology nodes of the project;
• Station morphological findings of divers. Integra colorimeter, laser line scanners, surface roughness and TAC – CT.
Essentially it is therefore a development of existing technology through an innovative tool that is able to process all the data retrieved from different analyzes and research, through database accessible to all, who can facilitate the work, have a wider knowledge, a better traceability of the operating modes of action taking into account time and cost by optimizing the definition and methodology of intervention programs on underwater sites, especially for the protection, research, assessment of impact and archaeological risk.

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What is the problem/need/knowledge gap that the research result is responding to?  How was it addressed before?

The main purpose of the research carried out with the BLU-ARCHEOSYS project was to create a tool that could integrate all the results obtained with the analyzes and measurements carried out with conventional equipment, organizing them into specific files accessible to technicians of the sector and developing these results with virtual processing to facilitate the desired results, with a considerable saving of time and costs, usually very high.
Since the first trials have revealed extremely positive feedback from users as regards the added value provided by this innovative system, As the  allows the application of innovative tools and technologies used in an integrated manner to allow more extensive and comprehensive measures than on finding to have multiple fields of application (underwater research, in situ reverse engineering, seismology, etc..), the traceability of the operating modes of action taking into account time and cost, the application of a quantitative approach scientific fields still covered in an empirical way, optimization of the definition and methodology of intervention programs on underwater sites, the definition of a tool capable of collecting morphological data volume, surface, imaging, the definition of a data-fusion methodology that integrates the data collected using a machine to morphological and / or from other tools to get by inference, new information about the status of the find under investigation as well as from the transversal sector in terms of application of the system.

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What is the potential for further research?

This is a project that allows the integration of technologically advanced in the field of underwater archaeology, and the results are analyzed and developed through virtual modelling and however stored in a database that allows better tracking and greater availability of information with a significant reduction of time and a cost reduction.
Important as the scientific potential and future development, is to emphasize the cross-fertilization and the flexibility of use of system technologies BLU-ARCHEOSYS, in terms of application areas (different from underwater archaeology), which allows you to turn to a number of markets potentially interested in its exploitation

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What is the proposed method of IPR-protection? (Patent, license, trademark etc.)

The BLU-ARCHEOSYS product is under patent through the Patent Office National. This is an international patent which states that may be given in European patent application are:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Spain, United Kingdom, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands Holland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey.
These states will consider all nominated 7 times by paying the designation fee. The patent may be extended to, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Latvia, Macedonia, Montenegro; Serbia was paying the required fee for each designation.

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What are the steps that need to be taken in order to secure the IPR-protection? What is the cost of IPR-protection?
The procedure involves an initial phase that includes the filing of the application, the examination of formal requirements, the quest for novelty and the publication, after 18 months from the filing of the application and the research report. It follows the examination phase proper, which begins at the request of the inventor, who must also pay the fee for examination, without which the patent application is considered to be abandoned. By the time the patent examination can be accepted or rejected, and you can oppose the decision of preparing a special appeal.
The European patent may be an independent patent application or be incorporated as regional patent within international patent application; in this second case we speak of Euro-PCT.
The cost for the presentation of a European patent application varies depending on the number of states chosen and includes the filing fees and research, translation and expenses for the preparation of the application. Once the novelty seeking, paid the examination fee you get the acceptance or rejection of a patent. If the patent is granted, you have to pass the validation state by state, making the translation into the language of every nation and paying the required fee.
To register a patent in Italy and keep it alive, ranging from a minimum of 50 Euros (summary electronically) to 600 Euros for the summary paper of the idea over 50 pages. To protect every year over the fourth to be paid from 60 to 650 Euros up to the twentieth, after which the invention is free. Plus the use of private consultants, which change depending on the project and must be at least 2-3 thousand Euros? To protect the world a couple of years should follow the procedure PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty), by filing an application katipo in Geneva, the World Intellectual Property Organization.

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What is you overall assessment of the scientific maturity of the research result?

This project ended in June of 2011. The first software prototypes have been installed according to the configuration provided, both within the centre of the consortium CETMA virtual reality, both in design studies of the Ministry of Education. Since these early prototypes have emerged very positive feedback from users especially the possibility of integrating the results obtained by different processing tools which are derived from virtual simulations useful for research purposes, as well as the possibility of having a repository of information useful, which allow in many cases a reduction of search times but above all costs.

KEYWORDS QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT (0-5).

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