Event for expert public only
From Science to IP: Hands-on Patent Law
Patent law in natural and life sciences
When: 7th & 8th December 2023; 9:00 - 17:00 each day
Who: Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs at Berlin University Alliance (FU, HU, TU, Charité)
Electives: Elective I; personal skills and interdisciplinary courses (0.5 ECTS-CP points)
Registration: To register use our registration form.
Description and Contents:
You can read a lot about patents and other industrial property rights. However, there are two fundamental problems for young professionals in life sciences trying to find out about a possible career in the field of industrial property. First, it has been extremely hard to get an idea of what a patent attorney’s daily work looks like. Second, there has been no training or workshop material specifically tailored for people with a background in life sciences.
This workshop offers the unique opportunity to explore a patent attorney’s daily work by means of case studies that are based on real patent cases. It is conceived in a way to mimic the training experience of a trainee in a patent attorney’s office. Thus, the workshop is hands-on training and you will have to jump in at the deep end. Moreover, you will work on life-science and chemistry cases throughout the workshop and get insights into the various legal aspects (including case law) that a patent attorney must be knowledgeable about. Finally, you will learn to appreciate the similarities and differences between different jurisdictions (such as European, German, and U.S.).
- What is an invention? (Legal definition; Examples; Non-inventions)
- How can an invention be protected? (Overview of industrial property rights; Patent claims; Working examples of patent claims; Patent claim interpretation)
- What is a patentable invention? (Novelty; Inventive step;Industrial application)
- What is sufficiency of disclosure? (Legal definition; Examples; Medical-use claims)
- What is added matter? (Legal definition; Examples)
Dr. Markus Ackermann
As a German patent attorney (“Patentanwalt”), European patent attorney, and author of peer-reviewed publications Markus Ackermann has a great deal of expertise in industrial property law. In addition he has scientific expertise in Neuroscience (graduate student at Pennsylvania State University and Post-Doc at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) and Biochemistry (Ph.D. & IMPRS-LS student at (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München).
Organizational and administrative matters
Dr. Markus Ackermann
Charité Graduate Studies Support / Berlin University Alliance
7th & 8th December 2023; 9:00 - 17:00 each day