Obtaining a patent is a crucial step to safeguard the intellectual property of a novel biomedical intervention and to raise funding for its development. This course discusses the pros and cons of intellectual property and the do’s and don’ts to protect your biomedical invention in a timely manner.
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Search and analyze patents in public databases, including their prosecution history and legal status
Identify different patenting routes, prepare a budget with cost estimates, and develop a cost-effective patenting strategy
Understand the principles of patent enforcement procedures
Understand the principles behind patent valorization via licensing
Understand the interplay between patent law and market exclusivity for medicinal products granted by regulatory agencies such as the FDA and EMA
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Obtaining a patent is a crucial step to safeguard the intellectual property of a novel biomedical invention and to raise funding for its development. In this five-week learning-by-doing course you will learn the pros and cons of patent protection and how to protect your biomedical invention in a timely and optimally manner. In addition, you will learn the interplay between patent law and market exclusivity for medicinal products granted by regulatory agencies such as the FDA and EMA.
Biomedical professionals who are currently working at a university, university medical center, or research institute in the Netherlands and have not previously taken a course at Paul Janssen Futurelab can apply to receive a scholarship covering 50% of the course fee. One scholarship will be awarded to each organization a first-come, first-served basis. To apply, send your CV and cover letter to email@example.com.
What makes this course special?
This course does not deal with intellectual property rights such as trademarks, copyrights or design rights but we focus here on patent rights. Other IP rights can be useful to protect a biomedical invention, for example, obtaining design rights as part of the design of a medical device. However, patents are the most common and generally offers the most extensive protection for a biomedical invention. To practice the principles, several case studies that are based on real-world biomedical inventions are included. These cases range from simplistic to extensive to illustrate the complexity and the dynamics involved in patents in this field.
What will you learn?
In 5 weeks, you are introduced to the world of IP for new medical inventions. You will learn the value of a
5 things you will take away from this course
- perform patent searches in the public patent databases, including the analysis of a patent’s legal status.
- identify different patenting routes, including cost estimates, and develop a cost-effective patenting strategy.
- understand the principles of patent enforcement procedures.
- understand the principles behind commercialization of patents as a tool to exploit intellectual property.
- learn about the interplay between patent law and the granting of market exclusivity for medicinal products by regulatory authorities
Intellectual Property contributors
Head of Bird & Bird's Regulatory, Public & Administrative Law group in Brussels
Bird & Bird
European Patent Office
Ton van der Hoven
IP Lawyer - Member of the Brussels Bar
Independent IP practitioner
Chief Counsel Legal & Intellectual Property
Food and Pharma Lawyer