UU Innovation

PhD course on intellectual property rights and commercialisation

This course covers basic knowledge about intellectual property rights (IPR) and commercialisation of research results and is aimed at PhD students and employees within the disciplinary domain of science and technology. It will also give you tools to find useful information from patents in your research area. The course includes three seminars given by the Swedish Patent and Registration Office (Patent & Registreringsverket, PRV) and UU Innovation.

The course starts in September at the Ångström Laboratory. Registration is closed.

About the seminars

Seminar 1: Basic knowledge about intellectual property rights
Tuesday Sept 5, 9:15-12:00, Room 4003; Ångström Laboratory

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 be an overview of the international systems relevant for patents, trademarks, copyright and industrial design and a discussion on how to protect a product or idea using various types of IPR.

Seminar 2: Find useful information from patents within your research area
Seminar 2: Tuesday Sept 12, 9:15-12:00, Room 4003, Ångström Laboratory

This session will give you insights into patent databases and how to search for patent information, finding and interpreting relevant technical and legal information from the patent literature.

Seminar 3: Commercialisation of research outcomes
Seminar 3: Tuesday Sept 19, 9:15-12:00, Room 4003, Ångström Laboratory

This seminar will give an overview of different aspects of commercialisation of research outcomes, and it shows how an inventory of IP assets within a project can be performed. Information about support for the innovation process given by UU Innovation will also be presented.