ip4inno - strategies for profit


Starts: 25.10.2010 at 08:30
Ends: 26.10.2010 at 17:00


SOLD OUT! Places are still available at two of the other workshops listed lower down on this page!


Munich, Germany

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This two day workshop places intellectual property, particularly patents, into the context of a growing business. Methods to use IP to support innovation will be discussed, as well a strategies for licensing IP, valuing and financing IP and other commercialisation topics. Invention is not enough - only the transformation to a successful business will bring rewards, and this workshop will demystify the processes for profiting from innovation.

These topics will be presented using five of the twenty ip4inno modules specifically designed to equip business advisors and other intermediaries (e.g. technology transfer officers) with an understanding of intellectual property issues as they impact SMEs and new businesses. These modules have been developed by experts in their field, and we are pleased to announce that the authors of some of these modules will themselves be the lecturers at this workshop. In the future we hope that you too will become a trainer with these materials!

Those receiving training as part of this programme will be able to take what they have learned and organise training events of their own to local business advisors, SMEs and start-ups.

Participants at this course will be given access to the full suite of training modules and support materials on the ip4inno website. These modules are subject to revision, expansion and translation in the coming year, providing a pool of over fifty teaching hours of material which is free to use and adapt by registered trainers. The modules cover the full range of IP basics; using patent information and other IP databases for competitive advantage and commercial intelligence; licensing; valuation and financing; enforcement and dispute resolution; case studies and problem exercises; IP issues for particular industry sectors; and how to convince SMEs of the relevance of IP to their business.

Please find on this webpage (box in the top right corner) downloadable documents or links with information on:

Target groups

Business advisors and technology transfer officers, particularly those working with SMEs and start-ups, with an ability and intention to train others in Europe.

Members of the Enterprise Europe Network are especially welcome.

Level of expertise



Classroom training


The event is organised by the European Patent Academy as part of the European Commission's ip4inno project.


Five modules (comprising six teaching hours per day)

1C & 2C Industrial property, copyright & 'soft' IP

4D IP valuation & IP financing

4C IP licensing

5B Problem exercices

1C, 2C, 4C & 4D are all new for 2010!

Registration fee

200€ including lunches and lecture materials.

This fee cannot be split and is not refundable. For those attending the event the fee covers seminar material and catering for the whole event.

To be accepted as a participant you should be coming from a recognised business advice or support service, or otherwise demonstrate an ability to pass on what you will learn through further trainings you will organise.

Participants are expected to organise their own travel and accommodation.


After completion of your application, you will be asked to pay the above-mentioned fee online. Please have your VISA or Master Card credit card, or your bank account details ready, so that you can complete your payment on-line. Your registration will be confirmed after we have received your proof of payment.

If you are unable to pay online by credit card or bank transfer, please contact innosup@epo.org for advice.

Additional dates

If you are not available for this event, perhaps you would like to consider our ip4inno workshops in:

Please follow these links to see the different modules on offer at these other workshops.


The EPO has compiled a list of selected hotels in Munich.

To book a room at preferential rates in one of these hotels, all you have to do is go to our recommended external online booking tool on the BCD Travel website (available in English only) and click on "Destination shortcut".

In the upper right corner you will find the downloadable documents and links. Opt for "Munich - getting there & booking hotels". The BCD travel website can be reached from there.

Venue details

European Patent Office, Building Pschorrhöfe, Bayerstr. 115, 80335 Munich, Germany


Ms Sonja Bremauer
European Patent Academy
European Patent Office
Landsbergerstrasse 30
D - 80339 München
Tel. +49-89-2399-4022
Fax +49-89-2399-5279

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Registration deadline

Deadline for registration is over.