Intellectual Property in the Research Context, 2nd Edition
Author: Dr Hedley Christ
Reviewer: Professor Ruth Soetendorp
Group: Research Skills 1
Cat. number: RS 001
Length: 90 minutes
A lack of IP awareness means that researchers are missing an opportunity to commercialise their ideas, or are failing to prevent others unfairly exploiting their research. This course enables students to work out what type of intellectual property they need to protect their work and how to take the necessary steps to secure such protection.
- The importance of IP in academia
- Design Rights
- Publish or Patent
- The morality debate
- IP protection in academia
The course opens with a documentary presentation by Adam Hart-Davis, the well-known BBC presenter, interesting case studies and interviews with a range of academics and IP experts. Threaded through the course is also a story of two researchers trying to discover how to protect a new invention!
Author - Hedley Christ, Brighton Business School
Lecturer in Law at the Brighton Business School. He consults to the DTI on the Law and Practice of Gene Sequence Patents, working in conjunction with the Intellectual Property Institute.
Expert Reviewer - Professor Ruth Soetendorp, Bournemouth University
Professor Soetendorp is a well-known, international authority and speaker on Intellectual Property issues within Higher Education. She is joint Director at the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management and Professor of Intellectual Property Management at Bournemouth University.