Using information in Intellectual Property for R&D
We know that information and data from intellectual property (IP) can provide a system of intelligence that supports any business looking to innovate productively and profitably. In this series of units, we explore how R&D professionals should approach the wealth of information in intellectual property in a way that aligns innovation research activity with their own goals and targets.
Units in this Course
Understanding patents and their role
R&D needs robust research methodologies to capture information contained in intellectual property. This course examines how to get to the information that really matters. Along the way, we’ll consider the art of patent searching, how to use patents to glean inspiration and how to use patents to determine the likely success of R&D projects.
How to successfully commercialize IP
Innovation culture based on collaboration and feedback is key. This course examines market and licensing strategies, patent valuation and how to benchmark the likelihood of success. We examine how to use innovation data to keep commercialization efforts on track.
How are patents valued?
Patents can be valued using a number of different methodologies. This course explores the methodologies and how the output from these analyses can be used for negotiations, licensing, raising funding or measuring R&D performance.
Master the Art of Patent Search
Learn how to identify which fields should be included for different searches, how to use Boolean logic and how to refine results using data such as classification codes, dates, jurisdictions and other information. The course requires no previous knowledge and takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete.