1 : introduction to intellectual property

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 Sart Tilman - Interface ULiège

Towards innovation

1- Introduction to intellectual property

Training code


Target audience

R1, R2, R3 -  PhD candidates & PhD holders
All disciplines


Elodie NAVEAU & Fabienne PIRON
IP Managers
Interface Entreprises- ULiège


This participative seminar will explore practical examples with participants in order to integrate the concepts more easily.

The following topics will be discussed:

  • IP rights (copyright, trademarks, patents)
  • The means of proof (laboratory notebook, i-depot)
  • Declaration of an invention
  • The criteria of patentability
  • The steps of a patent application
  • Patent and publication, compatible ?
  • Patent as a source of information :
    • How to read a patent?
    • How to conduct a search in patent databases?


The goal of this training is to inform participants in an interactive way about :

  • Intellectual property and related rights 
  • Intellectual property issues in a research project 
  • The importance of confidentiality and protection measures before disclosing certain results 
  • The use of patent databases as a source of information

Developed skills

This training will enable participants to question on the protection of their results before any disclosure and allow them to integrate issues related to intellectual property rights.

Practical information

  • Date : Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 - 9:00-12:30
  • Location : Interface ; the exact location will be communicated upon confirmation of registration
  • Language : English
  • Maximum number of participants : 20

Registration request

Registration before November 8th, via the online form (soon available).  Registrations will be confirmed by eMail.

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