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What is a patent? Why should I apply for it? What can I use it for? What’s in it for me?

Detail Summary
Date 20 June 2019
Time 08:30 - 10:30
Breakfast workshop

The patent workshop offers a highly interactive program, with much room for questions and discussions. The program will deal with the following topics:

  1. What is Intellectual Property (IP)?
  2. What is a patent?
  3. Importance of patents
  4. Who is entitled to file a patent?
  5. What can you do with a patent?
  6. What is the content of a patent?
  7. What is a patentable invention?
  8. What are the criteria for patentability?
  9. Balance between patenting and publication
  10. Overview of the patenting process
  11. Patenting and collaborating with Industry

When and Where?

Date: Thursday 20 June 2019 from 8:30 till 10:30 (breakfast will be served)
Location: Amsterdam UMC, location AMC, Meijbergdreef 9, Amsterdam

Who will benefit from this workshop?

The workshop is intended for scientists, potential inventors and support staff from Amsterdam UMC, HvA, UvA, VU, the NWO Institutes and KNAW. No specific background or knowledge in intellectual property is required. This workshop is developed by IXA.

For more information please contact Caroline Kleine Staarman at 020 - 59 86 916 or

Participation is free of charge but registration is required. Breakfast will be served.