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Event: Intellectual Property for Biotechnology and Life Sciences

Date: May 31 - June 28 2006 (each Wednesday afternoon)

Time: 1:00 to 2:15pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre, UCD Conway Institute


This NovaUCD module provides an introduction to Intellectual Property (IP) for PhD students and other researchers in the Life Sciences area. It aims to familiarise attendees with the language of IP and the process of Patent Filing. It aims to provide an appreciation of the importance of good IP management in research, how to balance the protection of IP with the requirement to publish. Other related topics including different ways of commercialising research and the specific EU legislation on patenting in biotechnology will be introduced.

May 31
Seminar 1 - Introduction to Intellectual Property

Barry Jennings, Commercialisation Specialist, NovaUCD

June 7
Seminar 2 - The Patent Process and using Patent Databases

Dr John McManus, Commercialisation Specialist, NovaUCD

June 14
Seminar 3 - Decision to Patent

Dr Ciaran O’Beirne, Project Manager, Technology Transfer, NovaUCD

June 21
Seminar 4 - Intellectual Property in Biotechnology 

Dr Maura O’Connell, European Patent Attorney, Community Trade mark Attorney, F.R. Kelly & Co.

June 28
Seminar 5 - The Experience of Commercialisation 


For further information on this course, please contact Caroline Gill, NovaUCD Project Manager, Continuing Professional Development, t: 716 3715 or email: caroline.gill@ucd.ie

Please register in advance via email to caroline.gill@ucd.ie

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