Why consider patenting the results of biotechnology research, and how do you obtain a patent?
Biotechnology inventions are critical in saving, improving and extending human life. That is why researchers in this field should have access to correct information about the potential of patent protection, about what a patent actually is, its function and its role in biotechnology research
Our expert on patenting biotechnology inventions Valentina Predazzi will answer these questions on 3 May 2019 during a seminar for Ph.D. students on Issues involved in patenting biotechnology inventions starting at 12 at the Department of Biochemical Science.
By way of example, general guidelines will be presented on the types of patent protection available for inventions arising from research in the field of monoclonal antibodies, using concepts drawn from European case law and expert practice.
A brief summary of the patent battle between two academic institutions for the rights on CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology will conclude the seminar.