Patent Searching for Early Stage Deep-Tech Startups
There is no prior knowledge required. Fundamentals of the patent system will be outlined.
After completing this course, attendees will:
- Understand what patents are and how to access information about them
- Appreciate the benefits of reviewing patents for technical concept research
- Understand when to carry out a search, which type of search is appropriate and when to contact an IP professional
- Prepare a search strategy which efficiently captures the patents relevant to an area of research
- Complete a search using open-source patent databases and evaluate the search results.
- Analyse patent data to gain insights into competitor strategy and technology trends
- Intro to patents and key criteria for grant (novelty, inventive step and written description)
- Review of different search types and reasons for patent searching
- Directed learning doing patent searching using online open-source databases
- Round-up including when to speak to a patent attorney, risks and limitations of searching.
Session 2 + 1hr informal mentoring session
- Explanation of
- patent novelty,
- the issues with public disclosure, and
- structure of patent specifications and how to read them
- directed learning using online open-source databases – advanced search strategies and patent analytics for particular companies or areas of technology
- Post-session informal mentoring – Up to 1-hour post-session informal mentoring session to answer any questions arising from the workshops.
Please note; In-person attendance is capped at max 25 people, so get in fast! Please only register for in-person attendance if you are able to attend.
Register here for Part one (On-site Attendance) : 26th July
Register Here For Part One (Virtual Attendance): 26th July
Register Here For Part Two (On-site Attendance): 2nd August
Register Here For Part Two (Virtual Attendance): 2nd August