Overview on intellectual property: basics; patenting, ownership, trademarks and designs; patentable subject matter; patent search/mining, patent and technology databases. Management of intellectual property and technology transfer. Science writing: papers, posters, oral communications; reports; theses. Career objectives: preparation of CVs, letter of motivation, interviews; strategies for the pursuit of career objectives in companies and R&D centers.
The aim of this course is that the students develop and train transversal skills on: patent law and mining, and transfer of technology activities; scientific writing and communication; appropriate strategies for the pursuit of career objectives in the academic, industrial and entrepreneurial world.
- “Intellectual Property Management: A Guide for Scientists, Engineers, Financiers, and Managers”, C. Junghans, A. Levy, R.Sander, T. Boeckh, J. Heerma, C. Regierer, Wiley, 2006.
- “Science Research Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English”, Hilary Glasman-Deal, Imperial College Press, 2010.