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28.5.2019 at 15:30 - 25.7.2019 at 23:59


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Mon 5.8.2019
08:15 - 09:45
Mon 12.8.2019
08:15 - 09:45
Mon 19.8.2019
08:15 - 09:45
Mon 26.8.2019
08:15 - 09:45

Other teaching


Doctoral candidates

Compulsory/optional course: Optional

  • Coordinating degree programme: Doctoral School in Health Sciences
  • The course belongs to the following module: General Transferable Skills
  • Availability of the course to students of other degree programmes: Yes, but subject to capacity

On completion of the course, the doctoral candidate:

  • is able to demonstrate and develop awareness of the relevance and impact of IP Law on his/her academic and professional lives
  • is aware of different ways to protect his/her inventions
  • has developed awareness of how patent information can be used
  • knows the most important patenting routes and systems
  • has gained knowledge about drafting patent applications
  • has understanding regarding the interpretation of patent claims and the crucial role of patent claims in forming the scope of protection conferred by a patent

This online course is organized once a year, and it runs over 4 weeks in the teaching period 2.

This course introduces doctoral candidates to Intellectual Property (IP) Law in general and especially a biomedical point of view in patent matters.

The course is targeted to doctoral candidates and other interested researchers with little or no prior knowledge of IPR, and especially for those aiming at transferring from academic research to company R&D, or for those planning a career in the field of IPR (such as patent examiner, corporate patent agent or patent attorney).

The emphasis of the course is patenting of biomedical, pharmaceutical and health care applications.

The course is based on materials available on the course platform. Course participants must complete four assignments by given deadlines.

pass/fail, active participation and completion of the course assignments.

The course languages are English and Finnish (both languages are accessible on the same site).

The course will be taught online (https://eliademy.com/). You will be sent an enrolment key to login. The course languages are English and Finnish (both languages are accessible on the same site). Most of the course is self-directed and allows for great flexibility with when and where it is done. However, assessments have strict deadlines.