Free online course on Intellectual Property

Free online course on Intellectual Property

The Management of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer have been identified as a key element for commercialisation of technologies. The World Intellectual Property Organisation Academy is offering training in IP.

The first primer is for individuals who are/will be employed in the field of administration of intellectual property rights; those seeking general knowledge of IP; and those who generate various forms of IP and seek a deeper understanding of the effective management and protection of IPRs. This course (DL-101 General Course on Intellectual Property) starts on 18 April and continues until 30 May 2016. Registration is open from 1 March -17 April.

SANBio/BioFISA II recommends that organisations who are dealing with IP issues etc. and who are contemplating submitting proposals for Seed and Flagship Grants are encouraged to apply for training.

Participants are expected to complete online course and complete exam at the end of the course - they are awarded with a certificate of completion. Academic support is offered online.

The first module is free, the others are fee based. See below.

The subsequent modules are on different aspects of IP:

  • Patents (for any researcher or student or emerging entrepreneur from SMME)
  • Patent information search (for organisations - at least one person in their research or tech transfer office should be able to do this)
  • Intellectual property management (for researchers/students etc.)
  • For IKS the specific module participants should attend is IP and Traditional knowledge.

 

Course schedule for 2016:

General Courses

#

Name

Session

Registration

Course

Language

1

DL-101 General Course on Intellectual Property

DL101E16S2

01-Mar-2016 to 17-Apr-2016

18-Apr-2016 to 30-May-2016

English

2

DL-001 Primer on Intellectual Property

DL001E16

01-Dec-2015 to 30-Nov-2016

01-Dec-2015 to 31-Dec-2016

English

3

DL101PCT Distance Learning Course: Introduction to the Patent Cooperation Treaty

PCT101E16

01-Dec-2015 to 30-Nov-2016

01-Dec-2015 to 31-Dec-2016

English

Advanced Courses

#

Name

Session

Registration

Course

Language

1

DL-201 Copyright and Related Rights

DL201E16S1

20-Jan-2016 to 10-Mar-2016

05-Apr-2016 to 10-Jul-2016

English

2

DL-301 Patents

DL301E16S1

20-Jan-2016 to 10-Mar-2016

05-Apr-2016 to 10-Jul-2016

English

3

DL-302 Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications

DL302E16S2

21-Jan-2016 to 10-Mar-2016

01-Sep-2016 to 06-Dec-2016

English

4

DL-317 Arbitration and Mediation Procedure under the WIPO Rules

DL317E16S1

20-Jan-2016 to 10-Mar-2016

05-Apr-2016 to 29-May-2016

English

5

DL-318 Patent Information Search

DL318E16S2

21-Jan-2016 to 10-Mar-2016

01-Sep-2016 to 06-Dec-2016

English

6

DL-320 Basics of Patent Drafting

DL320E16S1

20-Jan-2016 to 10-Mar-2016

05-Apr-2016 to 10-Jul-2016

English

7

DL-450 Intellectual Property Management

DL450E16S1

20-Jan-2016 to 10-Mar-2016

05-Apr-2016 to 10-Jul-2016

English

8

DL-450 Intellectual Property Management

DL450E16S2

21-Jan-2016 to 10-Mar-2016

01-Sep-2016 to 06-Dec-2016

English

9

DL-203 Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions

DL203E16S2

21-Jan-2016 to 10-Mar-2016

01-Sep-2016 to 06-Dec-2016

English

 

Course fees for developing countries and countries in transition – Fees for Subsequent modules for students and academics are USD 40 and for professionals USD 60. Public officials’ courses are free.

http://www.wipo.int/academy/en/courses/distance_learning/fees.html

 

For more information, visit http://www.wipo.int/