New Online Training Modules Available!

In order to sweeten these difficult home office times, we doubled all IP training web sessions of the first half of 2020 and added new topics to the curriculum which we have been asked for by our users.

All our additional webinars can be found in our events section as usual. For a quick overview, these are our "newcomers":

Webinar: IPR & Software

Society today relies on technology for work and play more than at any time before – it is everywhere: art and design, social contact, engineering, medicine, finance, energy generation, travel and retail. But, the technology on its own is not enough, it depends on software to hold it all together and make it work; from computer aided design, to control systems for global communications or power distribution networks, to smart cities and the Internet of Things, as well as the myriad of Apps on our mobile phones – software is the essential “glue”, which allows us to do anything, anywhere and on any device.

Webinar: IP Management and Digitalisation

Modern IP-Management is the key success factor to create and protect new business models in digitalisation. Here, an understanding of the practical use of intellectual property (IP) in concrete business models is crucial. Understanding this the development of a new IP Strategy or the Valuation of existing IP becomes feasible for SMEs.

BRAND-NEW! COVID-19 Special! Webinar: IP in Biotechnology

Especially targeting those among you who are involved in the current tackling of COVID-19 this webinar will also focus on recent examples of successfully implemented IP strategies in the field of biotechnology as well as on potential short-cut avenues of admission which can be of use during these fast-moving times!

Webinar: IP Management in ICT Projects

In today’s digitally enabled world, ICT is like electricity; it is all pervasive and essential for us all! It underpins critical infrastructures and applications, whatever the sector, from life sciences to arts & humanities, to finance and engineering. All H2020 and other EC funded projects, whether they are addressing societal challenges, industry competitiveness or excellent science, are likely to use or develop ICT in some form.

In summary, these are all our additional dates:

Thursday, 09.04.2020

EXTRA Webinar: Impact and Innovation in Horizon 2020 – a Guide for Proposers

Wednesday, 15.04.2020

Webinar: The Importance of IP for SMEs

Thursday, 16.04.2020

EXTRA Webinar: Maximising the Impact of Horizon 2020 Project Results

Thursday, 23.04.2020

EXTRA! Webinar: IP and Artificial Intelligence

Wednesday, 29.04.2020

NEW NEW NEW! Webinar: IPR & Software

Thursday, 30.04.2020

UPDATE! Webinar: Freedom to Operate

Wednesday, 06.05.2020

Webinar: Effective IP and Outreach Strategies Help Increase the Impact of Research and Innovation

Thursday, 07.05.2020

NEW NEW NEW! Webinar: IP Management and Digitalization

Thursday, 14.05.2020

BRAND-NEW! COVID-19 Special! Webinar: IP in Biotechnology

Wednesday, 03.06.2020

NEW NEW NEW! Webinar: IP Management in ICT projects


We are very much looking forward to welcoming you at one or all our upcoming online IP training sessions! :)

Kind regards and stay healthy!

The European IP Helpdesk Team

New eLearning Modules Available!

The European IP Helpdesk team is proud to present a new way of supporting the active IP capacity building for our users. Core topics from our training schedule will be made available as eLearning clips.

Check out our first two modules:

European IP Helpdesk + CPVO - Plant Variety Protection

European IP Helpdesk - Impact And Innovation In Horizon 2020

More modules will follow soon!


Patent event search: conferences, seminars and courses

Check EPO's website to be up to date on their upcoming webinars and events!

You can search for details of EPO events on the patent event search area, here.

As an example, on 18th of April EPO is organising a free-of-charge webinar about "business use of patent information". For further information and to register visit EPO's website, here.


OHIM's new workshop programme in Europe

OHIM announced its workshop schedule focusing on the new EU trade mark regulation and on online IP management tools to be organised throughout the first quarter of 2016 in Europe.

The first workshop will be held in Paris in collaboration with the French IP Office (INPI) and the Association of Trade Mark and Design Law Practitioners (APRAM).

Further details concerning the workshops and the roadshow programme is available here.



Presentation videos on the new EU trade mark Regulation

OHIM released videos of the presentation given by Dimitris Botis, the Deputy Director of the International Relations and Legal Affairs Department, on the forthcoming changes introduced by the EU trade mark Regulation.

The presentation covers different aspects of the trade mark reform process in nine chapters:

  • The background to the new Regulation
  • Formalities and examination procedures
  • Absolute grounds for refusal
  • Goods and services
  • Relative grounds for refusal
  • Appeals
  • Fees
  • Changes requiring secondary legislation
  • Substantive changes and the new terminology

The video sessions are accessible here.



Reserve your seat for European IPR Helpdesk Webinar on “IP in EU-funded Projects/Horizon 2020”

European IPR Helpdesk is hosting a free of charge webinar about one of the catchiest topics: IP in EU-funded Projects / Horizon 2020 on 29 July 2015 at 10:30-11:45 am. CET.

The webinar focuses on broad range of aspects of IP rules from basics to setting up access right regimes in EU funded projects.

More information, webinar programme and registration details can be found here.

Last chance to join the webinar on Technology Transfer

Would you like to know more about:

  • What is technology transfer and why is it important?
  • What actors or institutions can you go to for help with technology transfer?
  • How are technology screenings performed and why are they important?
  • In what ways can you manage risk before and during the technology transfer process?
  • How does technology licensing work and what types of licences should you consider?

Then join us tomorrow in our free-of-charge webinar on technology transfer. For further details on this webinar and registration, please click here.

If you are interested on this topic, check the article from Dr Tim Cook on Technology Transfer from University research to the Commercial World!

Comment on this article on our LinkedIn group


Commercialisation of IP - Virtual classroom lessons

This series of four one-hour virtual classroom lessons covers topics from ip4inno training modules which have been specifically designed to equip companies, business advisors, TTOs and others with an understanding of intellectual property issues as they impact SMEs and new businesses.

Focussing on the commercialisation of IP, the lessons will provide valuable insights into the subject matter. They will be held over a four-week period as follows:

  • Open innovation – 18 November 2014, 14.00 hrs CET
  • IP commercialisation – 20 November 2014, 14.00 hrs CET
  • Valuation I – 2 December 2014, 14.00 hrs CET
  • Valuation II: Case study – 9 December 2014, 14.00 hrs CET

For more information, a short description of the content of each lesson and to register, please visit the EPO’s online training website and see the section on “upcoming online courses”.

The trainer will be Christian Hackl, CEO of TUM-Tech GmbH. The fee for all four lessons is EUR 100. Participants will be given access to the recordings so that they can watch them again or catch up on any they miss.

Comment this article on our LinkedIn group