Intellectual Property in Life Sciences
Units available: (1) Commercialization of Ideas in Life Sciences; (2) How to effectively patent your sequences; (3) What can you patent in biotechnology?
Units in this Course
Commercialisation of Ideas in Life Sciences
In Life Sciences, academic research is the source for many key discoveries from life saving drugs to cutting-edge biotech. However, academic research on its own is not enough to take these inventions to commercial success. In this course we join Peter Hotten, Royal Society entrepreneur-in-residence at Swansea University The course looks at how to commercialise ideas in Life Sciences, including how to find a viable idea, how to select the right business model for the idea and how IP analytics can help. This is an intermediate level course aimed at those within the Life Sciences industries and takes about 2 hours to complete.
How to effectively patent your sequences
The pace of technological advancements in biotechnology and the application of policy at a local level means that patent protection in this area is a constantly changing dynamic. In this course we join Juliana Melo, IP Lawyer and Craig McAuliffe, Life sciences Product Manager. The course investigates the interaction of science and law, exploring what it means for patenting sequences from a US, EU and global perspective. It includes information on eligibility and sequence listing, plus an assessment of recent case law. It is an advanced level course and takes about 30 minutes to complete.
What can you patent in biotechnology?
The field of biotechnology is thriving with innovation, with thousands of patents filed every month. However, many specialisms in this area are fraught with ethical and moral implications, such as human cloning, genetic modification and animal testing. As a result, pursuing a patent in biotech means navigating a complex minefield of rules and regulations. In this course, we join Victoria Randall, Senior Attorney at Finnegan Europe LLP. This course investigates explores inclusions, exemptions, medical use claims and patents relating to therapy, surgery and diagnosis. This is an intermediate level course and takes about 30 minutes to complete.