Everything You Always Wanted to Know About IP/Patenting * But Were Afraid to Ask

16. 4. 2019, 14:00 - 16:00
CEITEC Building A35, Room 145
Markéta Vlasáková, CTT MUNI

Should your research be protected? 

One of the key tasks of universities as centres of education is to generate knowledge. Results of scientific research, pedagogical or other activities which arose from work or study assignments, constitute the university’s intellectual property.

Far too often, researchers are misinformed about the role and the possibilities arising around patents and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). In this course you will learn what Intellectual Property Rights are - with a special focus on patents. This course will look at the importance of patents in the world of biotechnology and you will receive answers to the following questions:

  • What patents really are and how they work
  • How and when to apply for them
  • How much patents cost and who will cover the cost
  • How to find existing patents 
  • Assess whether your research should be protected or not
  • Different types of IPR and IPR strategies
  • Conditions of patentability for an invention
  • Various stages involved in a patent application
  • How to search and retrieve patent information from databases
  • Read and understand a patent
  • Case studies and real life example
  • ...and tons of your great questions and constructive input!

This event is open to junior researchers from CEITEC consortium and from the Masaryk University. Please register using the registration form below. 

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