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Definition: Acquisition of disembodied technology

Frascati Manual

Acquisition of disembodied technology includes acquisition of external technology in the form of patents, non-patented inventions, licences, disclosure of know-how, trademarks, designs, patterns, and services with a technological content.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), "Main Definitions and Conventions for the Measurement of Research and Experimental Development (R&D). A Summary of the Frascati Manual 1993", OECD, Paris, 1994, p.5