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Patents and Intellectual Property: Their Relevance to your Research

Patents and Intellectual Property: Their Relevance to your Research

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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

Duration: 10:00 – 11.30am

Date: Wednesday November 7th 2018

Location: Information Skills Room in the Health Sciences Library (no. 29 on the campus map)

Presenters: Caroline Gill, Innovation Education Manager, UCD Research & Innovation and James Molloy,  College Liaison Librarian, UCD Library

Certificates of attendance will be available on request on the day of the workshop


Related LibGuide: Standards and Patents by James Molloy

Wednesday, 7th November 2018
10:00am - 11:30am
Information Skills Room
Health Sciences Library
Caroline Gill, CPD Officer, Nova UCD
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