Intellectual Property

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.

Scholarships

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 contact@pauljanssenfuturelab.eu.

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

patent (and its limitations) for biomedical research and how to take these into account for a worldwide patent strategy. A worldwide strategy includes obtaining multiple patents and creating a patent portfolio for your invention. It is essential to properly maintain a patent portfolio and to design a strategy well before obtaining your patent. Our experts share with you some tricks of the trade at different stages in the lifetime of your patent. Finally, you will also learn about the interplay between patent law and the granting of market exclusivity for medicinal products by regulatory authorities such as the FDA and the EMA. Upon completion of this online course, you will have a clear understanding of the basic principles and the do’s and don’ts to protect your biomedical invention in a timely manner.

5 things you will take away from this course

  1. perform patent searches in the public patent databases, including the analysis of a patent’s legal status.
  2. identify different patenting routes, including cost estimates, and develop a cost-effective patenting strategy.
  3. understand the principles of patent enforcement procedures.
  4. understand the principles behind commercialization of patents as a tool to exploit intellectual property.
  5. learn about the interplay between patent law and the granting of market exclusivity for medicinal products by regulatory authorities

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Intellectual Property contributors

Intellectual Property Online

Marc Martens

Head of Bird & Bird's Regulatory, Public & Administrative Law group in Brussels


Bird & Bird

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Aliki Nichogiannopoulou

Director


European Patent Office

Intellectual Property Online

Ton van der Hoven

CEO


SurgVision BV

Intellectual Property Online

Bruno Vandermeulen

IP Lawyer - Member of the Brussels Bar


Independent IP practitioner

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Frank Landolt

Chief Counsel Legal & Intellectual Property


Confo Therapeutics

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Maurits Westerik

IE/IT lawyer


Coupry

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Bart Swinkels

Partner


NLO

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Karin Verzijden

Food and Pharma Lawyer


Axon Lawyers

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Kees Recourt

Investment Manager


Mibiton Foundation

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