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Comentários e feedback de alunos de Patenting in Biotechnology da instituição Universidade Técnica da Dinamarca (DTU)

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Sobre o curso

Far too often, researchers are misinformed about the role and the possibilities arising around patents and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). In this course we will teach you what IPR are - with a special focus on patents. Also this course will look at the importance of patents in the world of biotechnology - and what you actually can patent. Should your research be protected? Can your research even be protected? There are a lot of misunderstandings about patents, so first step is to know what patents really are and how they work. Then we will introduce how and when to apply for them. Also how to find existing patents is a crucial and necessary element to being able to assess whether your research should be protected or not. The course will be divided in 7 sessions, and at the end of the course, you should be able to: - describe the different types of IPR - explain the conditions of patentability for an invention - describe the various stages involved in a patent application - search and retrieve patent information from databases - read and understand a patent - write claims related to biotechnology - understand and explain the concept of Freedom To Operate Course Materials: You will need the following book as a reading material for the course: “Patenting in Biotechnology, a laboratory manual” by Peter Ulvskov, which will be available from Also, you will need to get access from your home institution to these databases: - Derwent Innovation Index (via Web of Science) - SciFinder NB: This course is related to a 5 ECTS point course that is a mandatory requirement for access to the BioBusiness and Innovation Platform (BBIP) program at the Copenhagen Business School. NOTE: this Coursera course will NOT be sufficient for attending the BBIP program but successful completion of this course (with a Course Certificate) will be a plus for applying to the BBIP. To obtain the 5 ECTS points, you will have to enrol as a DTU Student, participate on a hands-on workshop on patent databases and pass an exam in presence of an external Censor. For more information, please email me at: Link for BBIP: (

Melhores avaliações


19 de set de 2020

Very good learning experience. I wanted to learn about patenting in biotechnology field and it is best course to do... Thankyou coursera providing such field where we can learn and enhance our skills.


18 de jul de 2020

The course is perfectly designed for patenting in the biotechnology field with detailed patent searching tools and databases. I highly recommend this course.

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por Liliana H

4 de jul de 2020

El curso es muy bueno pero utilizan bases de datos como Derwent y Scifinder que son privadas y los alumnos no tienen acceso. Podrían usar bases de patentes de acceso libre

por suparna k

18 de jun de 2020

Useful for learning about boolean searches and use of SCifinder.

por Shweta

17 de set de 2020

The course was informative, but all the lectures were focused towards patent searching rather than patentability on various products in biotechnology. The assignment required access to paid data bases. Quizzes were of good quality. More lectures on various biotech patents should be part of this course.

por Andrea F

9 de mar de 2022

This course is too technical for someone wanting to have an understanding of how patenting works without needing to learn how to search databases. Plus, the course requires you to buy a textbook not included in the course material (so much for being free).

por Peter K J

20 de mar de 2021

Textbook needed. Unavailable "everywhere". A similar titled book is available at the Danish bookstore. but sending it outside Denmark is more expensive than the book itself. The course includes vague assignments. Maybe they would be clearer where the textbook available or not needed at least for the first week. I'm not able to unenroll. Apparently you need an app for that.