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1. Introduction

The Competitive Intelligence & Effective Exploitation of Patents workshop is divided into three modules:


-         How to understand or read a patent? (objectives of a patent, elements of a patent), patentability (novelty, inventive step, industrial applicability, differences between the US and Europe), patent infringement (direct infringement, contributory infringement, doctrine of equivalence, territoriality) and basics on patent drafting (claims, description, figures).


-         Introduction to competitive intelligence (CI and related strategic tools: technology scouting, roadmapping, foresight), search and analysis (identifying and selecting information sources, data collection from databases, patents as a source of information, patents as competitive intelligent tools, patent data and text mining, technology landscaping), applications, use cases (trends and emerging technologies, competitor profiling and monitoring, technology assessment,…).


-         Transfer mechanisms (how to market a given technology) and tools and resources to manage and promote IP effectively.



Profile of attendees:

The workshop is open to anyone who is interested in the topic but is specifically aimed at project and product managers, R&D managers, tech entrepreneurs, consultants and teams in innovation departments. The examples used throughout the workshop will be focused on the energy sector but the course is open to people working in other sectors as well. The course is also intended to researchers and holders of master's degrees in engineering or entrepreneurship.


Places are limited.