Patent routes

There are several routes you can take to obtain a patent for your invention, and each route has both advantages and disadvantages with respect to the costs involved and the time until the patent is granted (or denied!). It’s important to understand that there is no one-size-fits-all route, and the route you choose will depend upon several factors, including your own considerations and strategy.

This resource is free and is included with the course Intellectual Property Online.

Part of the blended course 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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Your teacher

Bruno Vandermeulen

Requirements

  • at least a master's degree in a subject related to (bio)medical science
  • a few years of relevant working experience.
  • no prior knowledge or experience with intellectual property is required for this course.