The UOC offers four research, transfer and entrepreneurship courses in english, for students, researchers and faculty to promote research in the academic, scientific and business fields .
This course is a general overview to Intellectual Property Rights protection and their use by PhD students. Intellectual Property Rights are here understood in their wider sense, including royalties and copyright, patents and utility models, brands and design rights, as well as commercial secrets.
It is part of the PhD courses of the Generalitat of Catalunya, in which the university offers courses to reinforce transversal competences of business interest. This training will count for any PhD student who is enrolled in a PhD programme in a public or private university..
Remember that you may be able to combine this offer with the grants for training activities included in some of the researcher training programmes (researcher training [FI] grants, industrial doctoral degree programmes, etc.).
The course is constituted by audio-visual material which will cover the syllabus of the module. The student must visualize the lectures and work on associated potential practical cases. The student will have a virtual classroom where a consultant expert in entrepreneurship will orientate to guarantee the learning process. Once visualized each chapter the student will be encouraged to ask questions and discuss with other classmates the topics which have been covered in the material. The student will carry out activities of continuous assessment about a product to be protected (of the interest of the student or invented in case of lack of necessity). The student will also participate in debates which will be co-participated and guided by the consultant.
The course will be taught in English.
This course is part of the Research, transference and entrepreneurship courses (Cursos de Investigación, transferencia y emprendimiento) which are offered by the PhD School (Escuela de Doctorado) for researchers in the academic and corporate fields and for PhD students. This course is also related to modules of the Free Software MSc.