In the article ItaliaOggi dedicates to the reform of the Industrial Property Code, approved on 18th July last, Francesca La Rocca discusses the aspects of patent ownership in the case of inventions by university researchers: if the new version seems to resolve the disparity between public and private research, the issue of financed research, where the private autonomy of the parties seems to be limited, remains to be resolved, questioning the binding nature of the new guidelines introduced.