SCS Seminar on Intellectual Property (IP) 2022 – Hands-on Workshop for Scientist in Chemistry and Life Sciences

The SCS Seminar on IP 2022 took place on Nov 7-8 and focused on researchers, technology transfer managers, and others which are required to deal with life science related intellectual property, in particular patents. The lectures and workshops enhanced the participants' capabilities to assess and manage patent related novelty, inventive step and freedom-to-operate risks. The two days also provided a platform to exchange practical experience on IP management and form a network that can now be actively used after the seminar. 

Target Group:
Scientists working in industry with some experience in the field of IP and patents

Participants learned about
  • Fundamentals about life science IP, in particular patents, in an international context for both chemistry and biotech related inventions. …
  • Practical guidance how to develop an IP protection strategy including designing patent claims …
  • Practical guidance how to conduct patent searches for both patentability and freedom-to-operate questions including assessment and management  of freedom-to-operate related risks.
Speakers and Lecturers
  • Heinz Müller, Clinical Biochemistry, University of Basel
  • Michael Kock, dr. kock consulting, Basel
  • Alfred Köpf, Rentsch Partner AG, Zürich
  • Mark Schweizer, BPatG
  • Stefan Emler, SmartGene, Zug
  • Jonathan Thwaite, Basilea, Allschwil
  • Laura Westby, Invaio, Basel
  • Anna Maria Villa, EPO/IPI
  • Christian Moser, IGE/IPI
  • David Rees, IGE/IPI
  • Bernard Volken, Troller Hitz Troller
  • Beat Rauber, Roche


Meeting Chair

Prof. em. Heinz Müller, Lecturer for IP in Life Sciences
Dr. Michael Kock, Dr. Kock-Consulting

Symposium Sekretariat

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