About this Course
4.6
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10 reviews
Far too often, researchers are misinformed about the role and the possibilities arising around patents and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). In this course we will teach you what IPR are - with a special focus on patents. Also this course will look at the importance of patents in the world of biotechnology - and what you actually can patent. Should your research be protected? Can your research even be protected? There are a lot of misunderstandings about patents, so first step is to know what patents really are and how they work. Then we will introduce how and when to apply for them. Also how to find existing patents is a crucial and necessary element to being able to assess whether your research should be protected or not. The course will be divided in 7 sessions, and at the end of the course, you should be able to: - describe the different types of IPR - explain the conditions of patentability for an invention - describe the various stages involved in a patent application - search and retrieve patent information from databases - read and understand a patent - write claims related to biotechnology - understand and explain the concept of Freedom To Operate Course Materials: You will need the following book as a reading material for the course: “Patenting in Biotechnology, a laboratory manual” by Peter Ulvskov, which will be available from http://polyteknisk.dk/home/Detaljer/9788750211068 Also, you will need to get access from your home institution to these databases: - Derwent Innovation Index (via Web of Science) - SciFinder NB: This course is related to a 5 ECTS point course that is a mandatory requirement for access to the BioBusiness and Innovation Platform (BBIP) program at the Copenhagen Business School. NOTE: this Coursera course will NOT be sufficient for attending the BBIP program but successful completion of this course (with a Course Certificate) will be a plus for applying to the BBIP. To obtain the 5 ECTS points, you will have to enrol as a DTU Student, participate on a hands-on workshop on patent databases and pass an exam in presence of an external Censor. For more information, please email me at: fdemasi@cbs.dtu.dk Link for BBIP: (http://www.cbs.dk/viden-samfundet/strategiske-indsatsomrader/biobusiness-and-innovation-platform-bbip)...
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
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4 hours to complete

Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights

An introduction to the important subjects within the field of patenting, such as novelty and “person skilled in the art”. By Federico De Masi...
Reading
5 videos (Total 47 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
The book and the databases2m
What is Intellectual Property (IP)? (13:27)13m
What Are Patents? (13:41)13m
What Is Novelty? (11:33)11m
Reading1 reading
Suggested reading from the bookm
Quiz1 practice exercise
Basic IP Quiz22m

2

Section
Clock
5 hours to complete

The Patent System I

Get 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 5. By Peter Ulvskov....
Reading
2 videos (Total 47 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
Video2 videos
Document Types II - Making Patent Timelines (PCT) (22:10)22m
Reading2 readings
Suggested reading from the bookm
Patenting in Biotechnology20m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Using The Databases + Reading a Patent26m
Patent trees and families8m

3

Section
Clock
5 hours to complete

The Patent System II

The 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. ...
Reading
2 videos (Total 38 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
Video2 videos
Document Types II - All Documents II (14:10)14m
Reading2 readings
Suggested reading from the bookm
Patenting in Biotechnology20m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Understanding the World of Patents18m
The filing process6m
Document Types8m

4

Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

Creating a Patent Landscape

To 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. By Peter Ulvskov....
Reading
3 videos (Total 52 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
Video3 videos
Part II (Database: Patentscope) (14:30)14m
Part III (Database: USPTO and NCBI) (Genetic Sequences) (21:46)21m
Reading1 reading
Suggested reading from the book20m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Derwent User Interface10m
Derwent Boolean Algebra, Wildcards and Operator Precedence10m
Hierarchical Search Profiles in Derwent4m
Field Tags and Operators in USPTO and Patentscope10m
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By DWFeb 4th 2018

This is an excellent course. It teaches various aspects of the patent search, application and more.

Instructors

Federico De Masi

Senior Researcher
Department of Bioinformatics - DTU

Peter Ulvskov

Professor
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Copenhagen University

Claus Bøttcher Jørgensen

Professor
Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

Finn Valentin

Professor
Research Centre on Biotech Business

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