Premeeting Workshops

Translating your research, IP, patents and all that stuff

Organized by CRS Committees: Volunteer Development and Young Scientists

Sunday, July 17, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. — Room 611-612

About this Workshop

Speaker: Professor Ian Tucker, Associate Dean (research commercialisation), Division of Health Sciences, University of Otago, New Zealand.

In this interactive session, we will discuss what is meant by translation and commercialisation of research and why as scientists we should be interested in this. Involvement in commercialisation has implications for your career so we will consider how you manage this. We will consider the question, ‘what is intellectual property and how can you protect it?’ We will touch on ‘freedom to operate’, the patenting process and patents. We will consider what is a public disclosure and its implications for patenting.

To create awareness about these aspects of IP rights, two CRS Committees, Volunteer Development and Young Scientists, have organized their first-ever joint workshop to deliver key concepts related to IP to young researchers and budding entrepreneurs. The highlight of this workshop is an interactive activity session dedicated to making the participants aware of the basics of patent search and patent drafting.

Workshop participants are encouraged to bring their laptops to make this activity more fulfilling.

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