Workshop: Catalysing innovation: (bio)chemistry and patents

Jun 16, 2011
ETH Hönggerberg, Room HCl G7, Zurich, Switzerland

Date: 16 June 2011, 9:00 - 17:30


ETH Hönggerberg, Room HCl G7, Zurich, Switzerland

The workshop will cover topics including commercialisation of research, patenting, importance of searching prior art, and exploiting intellectual property, with particular reference to the field of chemistry. Representatives of the ETH Transfer and a patent attorney will present the perspectives of national aspects of dealing with intellectual property. Case studies of successful exploitation of IP assets will be presented in order to encourage research and innovation .


§        Insight into patent protection of inventions.

§        Practical information on the use of patents as a source of scientific knowledge.

§        Identification of key steps in the exploitation of IP.

§        Presentation of success stories of spin off companies.



ETH Zurich, 

Dr. Silke Meyns, 

Head of Team Patents and Licensing, 

ETH transfer,,

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