Information and Booking

Tutor: Dr Jon Wilkinson – and Dr Anna Gregson, Mathys & Squire LLP
Cost: Internal no charge.
External not available
Duration: 0.5 day (14:30 - 17:00)

25 February - 14:30 to 17:00
28 June - 14:30 to 17:00

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What have past participants found most useful?

  • Going through examples and very clear definitions of vocabulary
  • The power of patenting for commercialisation
  • How to source and more completely interpret they aspects of a patent
  • Trainer is knowledgeable and enthusiastic


Lack of awareness of intellectual property (IP) can result in UK researchers missing out. Many are not commercialising their own ideas and some are failing to prevent others from unfairly exploiting their research. This course brings in experts from Imperial Innovations to help to plug this knowledge gap. It enables postdocs to work out what type of intellectual property rights they need to protect their work and how to take the necessary steps to get it.

Key areas

  • Patents - what, why, who, where, how?
  • Copyright
  • Commercialisation of inventions
  • Licensing and spin-out companies
  • Dealing with companies—bridging the academia-industry divide