Very good learning experience. I wanted to learn about patenting in biotechnology field and it is best course to do... Thankyou coursera providing such field where we can learn and enhance our skills.
The course is perfectly designed for patenting in the biotechnology field with detailed patent searching tools and databases. I highly recommend this course.
By Edson P S•
Great course, highly recommend!
By Ломунова М А•
very good and useful course!
By Mohamad Y A G•
Thanks from all of my heart
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By Timothy C E H•
It's one of the most practical course on patent focus on biotech area. I know how to find and read patent documents and timelines. Hand-on aspect on patent prior-art search and freedom-to-operate (FTO) search by utilising PatentScope, Derwent and SciFinder are really helpful. The course assignments are quite changeling but really worth for the overall learning process. Unfortunately, the course was not designed for students without university or company access to commercial databases eg. Derwent and SciFinder. The course should cover alternative approach for example using Google Patent to complete those tasks.
I am not satisfy on the peer review assignment process in the course. There are serious plagiarism happen within some peer assignments and some peers simply score the assignment by not following guidelines.
By Lovro K•
The course follows a book (listed in the resources, which is highly recommended that you buy for cca 20€, if I remember correctly) and is tought quite well, similar to a introductory undergrad curriculum. The assignments are well designed and you need to apply a bit of time and energy to finish them (but not really that much). The biggest deficit of the course is the fact that you need access to commercial databases such as Web of Science (Derwent) and SciFinder. While several Universities and public libraries do in fact offer unlimited access to these services, you should check in advance if this is in fact true for you also - in particular, the SciFinder database in many cases has limited users (e.g., only faculty staff etc) even in public institutions.
By Danny W•
A really good course if you have access to all of the required content and textbook, very comprehensive. Before you start/pay definitely make sure you have access to SciFinder and possibly Derwent (although this second one isn't essential, just helpful) as well as access to the Patenting in Biotechnology textbook they describe as some of the required assignments to pass need them.
I know so much more about biotechnology patents after taking this course, really pleased with how much I have learnt. Some of the peer-reviewed assignments were poorly explained/too difficult for the wrong reasons however.
By Muskan k•
More information about unlicensed databases such as Pubchem, chemspider and more about patentscope handling. Vedios based on patentscope search .
By Sergey L•
Some of the quiz and homework questions are from 2016 and therefore a bit obsolete. Apart from that a nice beginner's course
By Dr. R K K•
very informative classes, Nicely delivered by all faculty
By DHRUVI N•
Easy to understand!! Loaded with knowledge:)
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By Isboset G N L•
Good insight on Intellectual properties for Chemist and Health Care Proffessionals. The communication with the peer and teachers is not that well, since nobody seems to participate on the forum.
Some of the materials are not available for everyone (hard copy) or online.
By Aracelia T•
It has great potencial, bit it assumes that people have access to paid/university resources + it ask for a book that is sold out.
Also it should be updated ... a biotech course that is 5 years old is practically obsolete
By Liliana H•
El curso es muy bueno pero utilizan bases de datos como Derwent y Scifinder que son privadas y los alumnos no tienen acceso. Podrían usar bases de patentes de acceso libre
By suparna k•
Useful for learning about boolean searches and use of SCifinder.
The course was informative, but all the lectures were focused towards patent searching rather than patentability on various products in biotechnology. The assignment required access to paid data bases. Quizzes were of good quality. More lectures on various biotech patents should be part of this course.
By Peter K J•
Textbook needed. Unavailable "everywhere". A similar titled book is available at the Danish bookstore. but sending it outside Denmark is more expensive than the book itself. The course includes vague assignments. Maybe they would be clearer where the textbook available or not needed at least for the first week. I'm not able to unenroll. Apparently you need an app for that.