Instituto Pedro Nunes
IPN     IPN Incubadora
Intellectual Property (IP) Fundamentals

Objectives

Introduce IP to new potential users

Contents

Innovation and Protection | Intellectual Property Rights: Industrial Property Rights and Copyrights | Introduction to the different IP Rights | Practical applications

Trainer: José Ricardo Aguilar
Duration: 8 hours (2 x 4-hour slots), suitable for an entire working day or separate sessions
Tools and resources: PowerPoint presentation; evaluation form
Target groups: all personnel involved in R&D activities; management staff
Advanced Intellectual Property (IP)

Objectives

Enrich the knowledge acquired in the IP Fundamentals module | Work on deeper and more complex matters with frequent users of the IP system

Contents

Patent requests | Formal and procedural aspects of a patent application submission | International protection of inventions | The players in the IP system: IP National Offices, international institutions, the applicant and the inventor; patent examiner and the patent attorney | The special requirements for trademark protection | Practical approaches

Trainer: José Ricardo Aguilar
Duration: 8 hours (2 x 4-hour slots), suitable for an entire working day or separate sessions
Tools and resources: PowerPoint presentation; evaluation form
Target groups: all personnel involved in R&D activities; management staff
Licensing and Technology Transfer and Managing Science/Industry Relations

Objectives

Focus on the trade aspects related with intellectual assets, namely their transfer and exploitation | Analysis of the most frequent Science/Industry interactions and their most common related proceedings

Contents

Licensing and assignment of IP Rights: Legal regime; transfer of trade secrets and know-how | Dissecting a License Agreement - clause by clause analysis of the standard structure of a license agreement | Other typical tools for Science/Industry interactions: Non-disclosure Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements and Assignment Agreements | The IP Regulations in force in the universities and their relevance in the aforementioned context

Trainer: José Ricardo Aguilar
Duration: 8 hours
Tools and resources: PowerPoint presentation; evaluation form
Target groups: all personnel involved in R&D activities; management staff. This training session is specially adapted for all personnel involved in Science/Industry interactions, regardless of their position.
Science/Industry Interaction Management

Objectives

Focus solely on this topic of Science/Industry interactions

Contents

See above

Trainer: José Ricardo Aguilar
Duration: 4 hours
Tools and resources: PowerPoint presentation; evaluation form
Target groups: all personnel involved in R&D activities; management staff. This training session is specially adapted for all personnel involved in Science/Industry interactions, regardless of their position.
Prior Art Patent Database Search

Objectives

Streamline the relevance and the amount of technical information gathered in patent databases | Introduction to the most relevant patent databases | Train the trainees to conduct autonomous patent database searches focused on their particular knowledge and interest fields

Contents

Hands-on practical exercises using the most relevant patent databases (Espacenet, Patentscope and USPTO) | Presentation of relevant patent search criteria | Practical exercises on given technical fields and objects

Trainer: José Ricardo Aguilar
Duration: 8 hours
Tools and resources: PowerPoint presentation; various practical exercises and/or case studies based on real cases brought by the trainees, if applicable/suitable. This training session additionally requires a multimedia room, ideally equipped with one computer with broadband internet connection per trainee or each trainee equipped with his/her own laptop, also with broadband internet connection
Target groups: all personnel involved in R&D activities
Trademarks and other commercial signs: protection and strategy

Objectives

Put into perspective the importance of trademarks and other commercial signs in every commercial activity | The specific requisites for trademark protection and the respective legal regime | Filing a national and international trademark application | Structuring an effective strategy for trademark protection and exploitation

Contents

Trademarks and other commercial signs | Exploitation of trademarks | Legal regime - the likelihood of confusion between trademarks and/or signs | Examples of possible trademarks accepted by IP law | National and international applications | Trademarks vs. domain names (URL) | role-play of an online application for a national trademark on the Portuguese Patent and Trademark Office website

Trainer: José Ricardo Aguilar
Duration: 8 hours
Tools and resources: PowerPoint presentation; evaluation form
Target groups: Personnel directly or indirectly involved in marketing and product development activities; designers; any person linked to an innovative process.
Design Protection

Objectives

Present the legal framework of design protection and its relevance for projects and entities focused on the creation and exploitation of innovative products

Contents

National and community design applications | Legal requisites for protection | The connection between design protection and other sources of protection offered by IP law

Trainer: José Ricardo Aguilar
Duration: 4 hours
Tools and resources: PowerPoint presentation; evaluation form
Target groups: Personnel directly or indirectly involved in marketing and product development activities; designers; any person linked to an innovative process
Copyright Protection

Objectives

Analysis of the legal regime for the protection of works

Contents

Copyright and Neighbour Rights legal regime | The ownership of works and the legal framework applicable to works created in a collective entity | Exploitation of protected works - publishing agreements

Trainer: José Ricardo Aguilar
Duration: 4 hours
Tools and resources: PowerPoint presentation; evaluation form
Target groups: Wide range of all intellectual creators
Software, Open Source and Database Protection

Objectives

Provide knowledge of the legal framework for software, open source and database protection;

Contents

Legal regime for software protection | Software as a corporate creation arising from collective efforts of employees/consultants | Software licensing and distribution agreements | Software and trademarks - points of contact | The open source regime for software dissemination | Database protection.

Trainer: José Ricardo Aguilar
Duration: 8 hours (tailored to the client's needs)
Tools and resources: PowerPoint presentation; evaluation form
Target groups: Top management representatives; entrepreneurs; all personnel involved in software development activities; end users