Webinar: From Research to Business – Focus on Graphene Technologies
The European Patent Office (EPO) and the Graphene Flagship have organised a four-webinar series entitled "From Research to Business – Focus on Graphene Technologies" to help researchers and innovators in new technologies understand the information available in patents.
Time & Location
05 May 2020, 13:00 – 14:00
Webinar - 1st session Introduction
About the Event
This course looks at the importance of patents as a source of information for research and new projects and as a means of protecting inventions with a particular view on graphene technologies. The focus will be on how to best protect and exploit your research results by raising awareness on Intellectual Property (IP) and what the benefits are to know more about IP. The €50 course fee includes reading material, recorded videos, examples as well as successful IP case studies on how university inventions turned into business. After completion of a quiz, participants will receive a certificate from the EPO.
Participants will have the possibility to interact with EPO and Graphene Flagship experts during live virtual classroom sessions and in an online forum.
5 May 2020, 13:00-14:00 INTRODUCTION: This course looks at the importance of patents as a source of information for research and new projects and as a means of protecting inventions.
12 May 2020, 14:00-15:00 PATENTS AS A SOURCE OF INFORMATION: Patents are a rich source of technical information. This information can be really useful if you are working on a new idea or project and you need to find out what is already on the market or whether you have competitors.
19 May 2020, 14:00-15:00 PATENTS AS A TOOL FOR PROTECTING INVENTIONS: Patents are also IP rights which can protect a product or a process and prevent third parties from exploiting it for commercial purposes without the permission of the patent proprietor. They can therefore be used to increase profits and attract investors.
26 May 2020, 14:00-15:00 IP QUESTIONS WHEN TRANSITIONING RESEARCH INTO BUSINESS: When transitioning from a research into a business it is crucial to have considered the IPRs in advance, i.e. where can you apply it and run a due diligence test. Then, IPRs can be a tool to fund and launch your project. In order to be successful in using the IPR, you have to consider when to offer them to third-parties, what can you offer, to whom (investors? CTO?) and what to do afterwards (a startup, a pilot, a joint venture?). We will deal with all these topics during our session!