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Although the dynamics of technological change in the North Atlantic world has been well studied, scholars have been relatively slow to systematically examine the origins and nature of technological change in much of the rest of the world. In Europe and the USA patents have provided a significant historical source for exploring distinct dimensions of innovation processes. However, in Latin America patent records remain an underutilized source for studies of the social, cultural, and economic dynamics of technological change. This project aims to join research efforts from distinct scholars in order to, first, build, link, and provide historical patent databases and statistics for Latin American and Iberian countries; and, second, encourage, support, and promote historical, legal, economic, and social studies and PhD thesis focused upon technological change processes in the region.