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Patents and Intellectual Property: Their Relevance to your Research


This workshop will provide an overview of patent systems and how to search for patents using UCD Library and freely available resources.

Patents are highly valued assets for innovative companies operating in the increasingly knowledge-based global economy. Recent years have seen a significant increase in the filing of patent applications.

We will demonstrate how to search effectively for Irish, European and worldwide patents and patent applications in relevant databases. This will be complemented by practical exercises for participants.



  • an outline of the different types of Intellectual Property, focusing on what is a patent and what is patentable
  • an outline of how patents work at UCD through stories of researchers’ commercialisation 
  • hands-on searching for different types of patents
  • use of different patent databases and websites


Who should attend?

This course will be of interest to academic staff and researchers in any relevant discipline.

Attendance at this workshop / presentation may satisfy the CPD requirements of some professional bodies; a certificate of completion can be supplied upon request.


Wednesday, 8th November 2017
10:00am - 11:30am
Information Skills Room
Health Sciences Library
Caroline Gill, CPD Officer, Nova UCD
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Julia Barrett

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UCD Library

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