2 Feb 2018
Intellectual property (IP) is one of the major outputs of all research and development organisations today, yet for many scientists it remains an area shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding.
Piecing together the puzzle of IP, the SCI Young Chemists’ Panel and UK-US trademark attorneys and litigators, EIP, are holding a one-day workshop in London on 23 April 2018 entitled 'What a chemist needs to know about patents'.
The workshop will feature modules presented by representatives from some of the world's leading patent attorneys including EIP, Fish & Richardson and Kymab.
A full spectrum of patent activities will be covered, including what makes inventions patentable, the drafting of patents and patent specifications, and infringement and enforcement from both a UK and a US perspective.
There will also be a rough guide on how to deal with IP issues arising during third-party negotiations. Speakers will demonstrate how to read and understand patents, the legal frameworks under which patents are filed and granted, and the key factors that must be included for a patent to be valid.
Aimed at R&D and legal staff covering a broad spectrum of industries, the conference is particularly relevant for those who wish to learn more about patents and IP within their area.