This is an interactive 2 hour seminar for companies who are active within the biotech industry, which will explore how to use the IP system e.g. patent system to the advantage of your business.
In particular, the seminar will explain the types of biotech inventions that can, and importantly cannot be patented, which can vary according to the country. The seminar will also briefly discuss how patents can add value to your business, and be used against others. It will describe the value of performing diligent prior art searching and, where necessary “path clearing” action in respect of third party patent rights.
Finally, it will briefly explain how the European patent system is changing, and for a transitional period there will be a choice of how to obtain patent protection across the whole of Europe - European Unitary Patent.
The seminar is intended to be a discussion rather than a lecture and will therefore invite attendees to make comments and ask questions during the seminar.
What: Meet the Expert - Biotech IP Lunch & Learn Workshop
Where: Hosted at the Welsh Node in Swansea University and also live streamed to NVI Nodes in Digital Greenwich and Manchester Science Partnerships
When: 3rd February 2016, 12:00-14:00
This mentor session is free to attend for life science and ICT start ups and SMEs and is organised by NVI Wales part of the National Virtual Incubator Network and supported by the Welsh Government.