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CHEM8021 Protection, publication and exploitation

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

This short course is about how to make the most of your research results. UK universities are regularly criticised by the business community for failing to capitalise on ideas originating in Britain. The Government has therefore asked us to stop giving away our best inventions to the rest of world free of charge and, where appropriate, follow the procedures of protecting Intellectual Property (IP) practised in most scientific research companies.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • What has to be done during the course of your research to ensure that your results are properly protected before you make a “disclosure” e.g. poster presentation.
  • The refereeing process and other stages leading to publication
  • How to earn valuable financial support for future projects by setting off companies and licensing IP

Syllabus

• Introduction to Patent Law • Scientific publication practices • Financing of startup companies.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures from professionals: • a senior partner of a leading UK and European Patent Agency and homework assignment. • the editor of a scientific journal • a member of the Centre of Enterprise and Innovation and a take-home assignment.

TypeHours
Teaching12
Independent Study63
Total study time75

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Written assignment %
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