Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Patenting in Biotechnology

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Federico De Masi
Peter Ulvskov
Karin Beukel

Instructors: Federico De Masi

4.6

(215 reviews)

Beginner level
No prior experience required
26 hours to complete
3 weeks at 8 hours a week
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There are 9 modules in this course

An introduction to the important subjects within the field of patenting, such as novelty and “person skilled in the art”. By Federico De Masi

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5 videos1 reading1 quiz1 peer review

Get to know the important timeline for getting a patent. We look at the filing, international filing, examination, publication, and potential approval of a patent. Note that we will go deeper into the search machinery later in lecture 5. By Peter Ulvskov.

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2 videos2 readings2 quizzes1 peer review

The first video introduces search reports and looks into destruction of novelty/inventive steps. The second video covers international filling - the PCT system. The issues with medical use claims will also be discussed. By Peter Ulvskov.

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2 videos2 readings3 quizzes1 peer review

To map the patent landscape for an invention you need to be able to perform “literature search” for patents. This is important if you want to avoid infringing existing patents. In this lecture, different databases are reviewed: Derwent, USPTO, and NCBI. By Peter Ulvskov.

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3 videos1 reading4 quizzes1 peer review

Here we go through the interesting issues, rules and possibilities of patenting specific biotechnology related items as microorganisms or enzymes. By Claus Jørgensen.

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1 video2 readings1 quiz1 peer review

How can we avoid infringing other patents and what are solutions in case we do? Freedom to operate (FTO) is in its essence to the constraints surrounding your invention that prevents your ability to produce/sell your invention. By Karin Beukel.

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1 video1 quiz1 peer review

In this lecture the novelty of chemical molecules and natural products are discussed. An interesting real life example tried to but things in perspective. By Federico De Masi.

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2 videos1 reading1 quiz

Introduction to using SciFinder, an enormous database for chemical reactions and compounds. See how one utilizes Markus formulas to search for patents. By Peter Ulvskov.

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1 video1 peer review

Philosophical lecture about the benefit of patenting and how to actually use your approved patent. Also importantly, we cover ALL the reasons to NOT patent! Definitely important even though we really love patents in this course.

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3 videos1 reading1 quiz

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4.6 (41 ratings)
Federico De Masi
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
1 Course21,452 learners
Peter Ulvskov
1 Course21,452 learners
Karin Beukel
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