A practical guide to patents for scientists: understanding patents as a source of information in research and development

Date: 18 March 2011

Bird & Bird, in association with TransPerfect Legal Solutions, would like to invite you to a one hour webinar discussing patents and the competitive intelligence which can be acquired from them. 

The following topics will be covered:

  • An introduction to patents and a review of the various aspects of a patent document
  • How to search for patents using free resources as well as looking at the UK register
  • What to look out for in terms of identifying a pattern of research or a research direction which could provide intelligence as to the research focus of competitors.

For further information, or to register to attend this webinar please contact Danielle Compean or call +44 (0)20 7398 8200.

Who should attend?

This webinar would be of interest to scientists working in industry who are at the bench, team managers who control the strategic direction of the research or anyone else who seeks to be aware of patents and the information which can be obtained from them.

Attendees would obtain a strategic advantage in respect of the use of patents to obtain information about research in a particular area over and above the traditional sources for locating such information such as the technical literature.