• Carrying out research may produce innovations, therefore it is important to know about the rights granted to the inventor within the context of the patent system and also under a contractual relationship. This course aims to introduce doctoral candidates the basics of patent law while at the same time providing information in terms of rights and obligations emerging from their research and teaching activities. 


    What is a patent? 
    The structure and practices of a patent application 
    Patent databases as sources of information retrieval 
    IPR strategies 
    Whose rights?