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Updated: 23-11-2011

DTU Patent Course  2011
For PhD students   Week 3, Monday, 17 January to Friday, 21 January 2011
Course plan:                          <CLICK HERE>
Secrecy agreement:             <CLICK HERE>
ID-form for group formation: <CLICK HERE>
Lecture room - map              
Lecture room picture             <CLICK HERE>

Enrollment list                          <CLICK HERE>

  1. 1. lecture. Course introduction. John Heebøll    <CLICK HERE>

  2. 2. lecture A.   Anette Hegner. Introduction to IPR          <CLICK HERE>

  3. 2. lecture B.   Anette Hegner. What is a patent <CLICK HERE>

  4. 2. lecture C.   Theis Peter Hansen. Patentability and inter national treatises.  <CLICK HERE>

  5. 2. lecture D.   Theis Peter Hansen. Differences in international rules.  <CLICK HERE>

  6. 2. lecture E.   Andreas Tycho. Infringement and IP strategy. <CLICK HERE>

  7. 3. lecture.      DTU IPR, contracts, commercializing IPR. Louisa Greve Finkelstein. <CLICK HERE>

  8. 4. lecture.      Erik Sigh, Plougmann & Vingtoft: The structure of a Patent <CLICK HERE>

  9. 4. lecture.      Erik Sigh: Anatomy of a US patent. <CLICK HERE>

  10. 4. lecture.      Erik Sigh: EU hand-out on software patenting: <CLICK HERE>

  11. 5. lecture.      Morten Birkland.   IPR in the Danisco busienss system <CLICK HERE>

  12. 6. lecture A.   Anne K. S. Jensen, Tone K. Harrit: Patent search and databases <CLICK HERE>

  13. 6. lecture B.   Manual on Novelty search <CLICK HERE>

  14. 8. lecture A.   John Heebøll. On Business formation. <CLICK HERE>

  15. 8. lecture B.   Frank Knudsen. SEED Capital early stage financing <CLICK HERE>

  16. 8. lecture C.   Søren Steen Rasmussen, Vækstfonden. Early stage financing. <CLICK HERE>

  17. 9. lecture.       Preben Rasmussen. IPR in the Novozymes business system <CLICK HERE>

  18. 10. lecture.     Christian Schmock, Peter Nissen Jørgensen TTO A/S. The licensing track.  <CLICK HERE>.

  19. 10 lecture. DTI Kasper Birkeholm Munk on the private inventor's opportunities. <CLICK HERE>.



Friday, January 07, 2011, vers. 1.05

 Objective: give future researchers an insight and training in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and technology transfer that allows them to properly handle early-stage research-based inventions and to work efficiently together with tech-trans specialists in commercializing and industrial implementation.

Course specifications: 1 week, 3 ECTS concentrated course on technology transfer from research to industry & business., including intellectual property rights, patent law, licensing principles, rules & agreements, business formation, cases and more...

Textbook: recommended pre-readings: "Inventing Entrepreneurs"  Technology Innovators and their Entrepreneurial journey. Gerard George, Adam J. Bock. Pearson Prentice Hall, 2009, ISBN-13: 978-0-13-157470-0, ISBN-10: 0-13-157470-1. Authors note: " -- to provide direction, guidance, and insight to faculty members and students interested in pursuing an entrepreneurial path". Including central chapter: 4: Technology Licensing, chapter 6: The Entrepreneurial Academic and chapter 8: Sample Journeys.

Enrollment: via Campusnet. Also fill out the ID form and return it to johe<att>man.dtu.dk for group formation.
If you are not a registered Ph.D student at DTU: please contact johe <att> man.dtu.dk for enrollment.

Location: Build. 427, room 119: click here for map

You need to sign a non-disclosure agreement that will be sent to you before course opening session.


Course plan 

MONDAY 17 January

 Introduction to 42799            10:00 – 12:00 am
John Heebøll

  1.           Course overview

  2.           Learning objectives

  3.           Group formation

  4.           Practicalities & FAQs

  5.           Signing NDAs

IPR: Legal basics.                   01:00 - 04:00 pm

Hegner & partners                      5 X 35 min.
      Anette Hegener
      Andreas Tycho

  1. Introduction to the legal world of IPR
  2. What is a patent?
  3. Inventive step/International treatises.
  4. Infringement and strategy.
  5. Differences in national rules.


TUESDAY 18 january 

Agreements in technology transfer and commercialization
DTU - AFI                                                      09:30 – 12:00 am
Department of research and Innovation                   4X35 min.

  1. IPR ownership in general

  2. IPR ownership at DTU

  3. Non-Disclosure Agreements

  4. Material Transfer Agreements

  5. Research collaboration Agreements

  6. License Agreements


 IPR: Patents                                                01:00 - 03:00 pm
The structure of a patent
Erik Sigh, European patent attorney, M.Sc.E,  Plougmann & Vingtoft, intellectual property consulting   3X 35 min.

  1.  Information in a patent

  2. Requirements to a patentable invention

  3. Patent claims: types and structure

  4. Influence of patents – own and others

  5. Patent information on the internet

 Group work: identifying inventiveness, drafting a patent    03:00 – 05:00 pm


 IPR in industry:
Patent Group Director Morten Birkeland, European Patent Attorney, Charlotte Johansen Vedel, Vice President, Corporate Patents Europe, Danisco A/S, covering:

 The role of patents in Danisco's business system.

Afternoon                                                       01:00 – 05:00 pm
Novelty search session     
Anne K. S. Jensen, Senior Examiner, M.Sc.EE,. Patent & Varemærkestyrelsen (Danish Patent and Trademark Office)

 Bring your notebook/laptop computer with wireless internet connectivity to this session.
Group idea as well as inventions and ideas from your institute, your colleagues and your own inventory can be examined at this occasion.


THURSDAY 20 January
Morning                                                          10:00 to 12:00 am
IPR in Industry
Johanna Jonsdottir, Corporate IP Counselor, Alfredo Zolin Conde, Patent manager, Corporate Legal Department,  Haldor Topsøe A/S, covering: 


 Commercialization: the start-up track         01:00 – 05:00 pm
Start-up basics.         John Heebøll, DTU Management    3X30 min.

  1. High tech high-growth business formation in TT
  2. Basics of starting a knowledge based company
  3. Strategies in business start-up
  4. Basics of business planning

 Financing high growth ventures                                         15:00    
NN, SEED Capital                                                        1X 45 min.

Present and future risk-based financing                            16:00
Søren Steen Rasmussen, partner, Vækstkapital, 
                                                                                          1X 45 min.

 Group work: commercialization strategies for your invention
                                                                                  04:00 – 05:00 pm


FRIDAY 21 January
Morning                                                        10:00 to 12:00 am
IPR in Industry

Dr. Preben Rasmussen, Senior Manager for BioBusiness Patents, Novozymes A/S, covering:

Commercialization: license track          01:00 – 04:00 pm
Commercializing TT  Jon Wullf & Christian Schmock, TTO A/S          4X30 min.

  1. Identifying commercialization tracks                      
  2. Licensing versus start-up                            
  3. Identifying the stakeholders                        
  4. Disclosing the invention
  5. Identifying the field   
  6. Pricing of IPR
  7. Closing the deal
  8. Managing and maintaining the license agreement

 Individual inventor support                         1X 45 min.
Kasper Birkeholm Munk Teamleder, Opfinderrådgivningen, Teknologisk Institut, Idé & Vækst.

Group presentations                                             04:00 – 05:00 pm

Pitch-presentations from the groups covering

  1. Invention: background and present situation
  2. Demand and value creation
  3. IPR protection strategy
  4. Draft commercialization tracks

Rounding up the course – while students have a drink           05:00 – 05:20 pm
John Heebøll

Contact johe <att> man.dtu.dk for further information

John Heebøll
DTU Management
Innovation Systems and Foresight
Building 426
Produktionstorvet, DTU
2800  Lyngby 

Cell     2049 7789
Work   4525 4677
Mail      johe<att>man.dtu.dk