IP for research events 2021

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Following on from the success of the virtual Live lectures in the 2019-20 programme, Vitae and the IPO will again be offering free online live lectures within the 2020/21 programme. 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.

Booking has now closed for the April events

Booking for these events has now CLOSED. If you have booked this week, you will shortly receive an email with the details to join the call today. If you booked earlier, you should have received this information already; please check your junk/spam folders.

Booking has now closed for the February events below

The first two IP for Research online lectures will take place as follows:

  • Wednesday 24 February 2021 at 1400 GMT (content targeted for AHSS researchers)
  • Friday 26 February 2021 at 1000 GMT (content targeted for STEM researchers)  
Not sure which event is for you? The AHSS event focusses less on patents, and more on branding, trademarks and registered design. The STEM event is the opposite. Both cover copyright in detail, and will touch on all main forms of IPR. So just pick the date which works best for you. 

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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.