Introduction to Intellectual property rights (IPR) with focus on patents and research utilization - How to protect your research ideas

Welcome to the course "Intellectual property rights (IPR) with focus on patents and research utilization", given by the Swedish Patent and Registration Office!

Date: 23-24 April, KBC
Place: Seminar room KB.J3.01 (close to the entrance to UPSC)

Organisers: The Innovations offices at Umeå University and SLU
Lecturer: Mats Nordenborg, Ingemar Wistrand and Linus Plym Forshell, Swedish Patent and Registration Office, Stockholm, www.prv.se

This 2-days course is a designed specific for PhD students, postdocs and researchers in Life Sciences and Medicine who want know more about intellectual property rights in research. The course has 4 parts. Seminar 1 (day 1) is a general introduction for all scientists. Seminar 2 (day 1) is oriented towards plant scientists. Seminar 3 (day 2) is more oriented towards a general audience and scientists in lifesciences and medicine.
 

Course Programme
 

First day: 23 April (9:00 - 16:30)
9:00 - 12:00: Seminar 1: Open for all interested scientists

Basic knowledge about Intellectual Property Rights
Presenter: Mats Nordenborg, The Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV).

This seminar will give you an introduction to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and how different aspects of IPR are relevant to academic research. There will also be an overview of the international systems relevant to Patents, Trademarks, Copyright and Industrial design and a discussion on how a product can be protected by various types of IPR.

13:30-16:30: Seminar 2: This seminar presents special examples in plant sciences and is therefore most suitable for scientists at UPSC and SLU

Basic patent knowledge. How to search and utilize patent information
Presenter:  Ingemar Wistrand and Linus Plym Forshell, The Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV)

This seminar will give you in depth knowledge about patents and the patent process. You will also learn about patent information, why using patent information is relevant for your research and how to search and use patent information. You will learn which databases are available to you.

Second day: 24 April (9:00 - 14:30)
9:00 - 12:00: Seminar 3: This seminar presents general examples in life sciences and medicine. It is therefore most suitable for scientists in life sciences and medicine.

Basic patent knowledge. How to search and utilize patent information
Presenter: Ingemar Wistrand and Linus Plym Forshell, The Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV)

This seminar will give you in depth knowledge about patents and the patent process. You will also learn about patent information, why using patent information is relevant for your research and how to search and use patent information. You will learn which databases are available to you.

13:30 - 14:30: Seminar 4: An introduction to Innovation Offices and utilization of patent rights and research results. It is suitable for all scientists.
Presenter: Charlie Widberg, Umeå Universitet Holding and Daniel Hoffman, SLU Holding

An introduction to local innovation offices and systems. The seminar will also provide an overview of a few different aspects of utilization/commercialization of IPR and research results.

NOTE! for the exercises and demonstrations on day 1 (seminar 2) and on day 2 (seminar 3) you need to bring your own computer and access to WIFI and internet.

Course objective:
After the course, you will:

  • be aware of the most important intellectual property rights
  • have basic knowledge of how to obtain, maintain and enforce said most important intellectual property rights
  • have basic knowledge of the structure of patent information
  • know how to search patent information
  • be aware of various ways of utilizing patent information
  • be aware of how intellectual property rights may be utilized as assets
  • be aware of how intellectual property rights are related to research utilization

Contact for questions about Innovation Offices:
Charlie Widberg, PhD MBA
Umeå Universitet Holding AB
Email: charlotte.widberg@umuholding.se
Mobile: +46 (0)72 524 0027

Contact at Swedish Patent and Registration Office:
Linus Plym Forshell, PhD, M.Sc
Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV)
Patent department
Box 5055, 102 42 Stockholm
www.prv.se
Email: linus.plym.forshell@prv.se

Organisation at KBC:
Anne Honsel and Eva-Maria Diehl
KBC Communication office
info.kbc@umu.se
+46 730 88 57 31


Page Editor: Eva-Maria Diehl

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