Patenting in Biotechnology
- Ability to perceive the various stages involved in a patent application
- Ability to read and understand a patent
- Skills to explain the conditions of patentability for an invention
- Skills to write claims related to biotechnology and to understand and explain the concept of Freedom To Operate
- Introduction to Intellectual Property RightsAn introduction to the important subjects within the field of patenting, such as novelty and “person skilled in the art”.
- The Patent System IGet to know the important timeline for getting a patent. We look at the filing, international filing, examination, publication, and potential approval of a patent. Note that we will go deeper into the search machinery later in lecture
- The Patent System IIThe first video introduces search reports and looks into destruction of novelty/inventive steps. The second video covers international filling - the PCT system. The issues with medical use claims will also be discussed. By Peter Ulvskov.
- Creating a Patent LandscapeTo map the patent landscape for an invention you need to be able to perform “literature search” for patents. This is important if you want to avoid infringing existing patents. In this lecture, different databases are reviewed: Derwent, USPTO, and NCBI.
- How to Patent Biotechnology Inventions?Here we go through the interesting issues, rules and possibilities of patenting specific biotechnology related items as microorganisms or enzymes. By Claus Jørgensen.
- Business and PatentsHow can we avoid infringing other patents and what are solutions in case we do? Freedom to operate (FTO) is in its essence to the constraints surrounding your invention that prevents your ability to produce/sell your invention.
- Patenting Small Chemicals and CompoundsIn this lecture the novelty of chemical molecules and natural products are discussed. An interesting real life example tried to but things in perspective.
- Searching Patents for Small ChemicalsIntroduction to using SciFinder, an enormous database for chemical reactions and compounds. See how one utilizes Markus formulas to search for patents.
- Conclusion - Should You Patent Your Invention?Philosophical lecture about the benefit of patenting and how to actually use your approved patent. Also importantly, we cover ALL the reasons to NOT patent! Definitely important even though we really love patents in this course.
- Final oral group examinationThe Exam is planned as an ORAL GROUP EXAMINATION, online on ZOOM Platform. A Student should log in 20 minutes prior to Exam Session. Temporary internet breakdown is for up to 10 min. If longer - a written request to the course director, cc study office manager for further decision to reschedule the Exam for another date for examination: with different exam questions.
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