The course is taught through a series of lectures with parallel case studies. Patenting and use of patent literature is taught in computer exercises. It is the aim of the course to endow the participants with concrete skills in finding patents and patent applications, recognizing relevant document types and judging the strength of the patents or applications on the basis of an understanding of the patenting process. Case studies of business plans and the founding of new biotech companies will be supplemented with discussions with invited entrepreneurs.
Are you interested in how an idea can be realised into a commercial product, how the patenting process works and how to get financing for developing an idea – then this course is for you!
Institute: The Faculty of Life Library
Language of instruction: English