IP for research events

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Vitae and the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) are delighted to announce that due to the demand for the IP for Research events, we will be offering two additional Virtual Live Lectures open to researchers at all institutions. These events aim to increase the Intellectual Property (IP) knowledge and skills of doctoral and early career researchers and facilitate relationships within institutions to support the management and development of IP.

IP for Research for Art, Humanities and Social Sciences researchers

Monday 1 June, 1100am – 1230pm (British summer time).


IP for Research Virtual Live Lecture for STEM researchers

Friday 5 June, 1030am – 1200 noon (British summer time).


Bookings for these events are now closed.

Now I understand why IP is important to my PhD and how I can help protect it - IP workshop participant, 2019


IP for research virtual lecture

The live lectures will support researchers’ development by discussing why Intellectual Property (IP) matters and to:

  • explore the different types of IP you could be creating as a researcher
  • help you make informed decisions on use of any IP generated
  • understand when you might need to speak to an IP expert at your university
  • highlight the potential opportunities to maximise the impact of research

The information provided is from a UK IP perspective, but would be useful to researchers working on international projects with an interest in understanding IP more widely.

Both Live Lectures will provide an overview of Intellectual Property, the role of the IPO and why IP is important to researchers. They will also seek provide some guidance on where researchers can look for support on IP matters before looking in more detail at the core elements that constitute intellectual property.

The Live Lecture aimed at Arts, Humanities and Social Science researchers will focus mainly on copyright, trademarks and branding and only touch lightly on patents. The Lecture aimed at STEM researchers will also cover copyright in detail, along with patents, as the core content.

Log-in details to access the event will be sent to registered participants nearer the date.