You are here

Intellectual property : Patents, patentability and patent infringement

Intellectual property : Patents, patentability and patent infringement

Learn to make decisions regarding suitable protection for your ideas.

Intellectual property : Patents, patentability and patent infringement

Online | 4 weeks | 3 hrs per week

About this course

Join this course to learn about how you can use the patent system to effectively protect your innovations around the world. What is an invention? And which inventions can be protected by a patent? These are the questions that will be answered in this course.

But we will also focus on how you can avoid infringing somebody else’s patents and your options if you discover that you are infringing a patent. The ultimate goal is that you learn how effective patent management and strategy can make or save you money.


Is this course for you?

  • Anybody involved in research, development and innovation
  • No prior knowledge required.

How does the course boost your career?

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the patent system.
  • Understand which inventions can be patented.
  • Have a basic understanding of the different types of patent infringement.
  • Reading and understanding of a patent.
  • Understand how patent offices work and the process from filing of an application to the grant of a patent.

Teaching methods and materials

The course is divided into seven modules that combine theory and practice. Examples and exercises will be used to introduce and illustrate all of the content.

Course experts

Mathieu de Rooij

Mathieu worked for over five years as a patent examiner at the European Patent Office in The Hague, in several technical fields, especially in the field of wind turbines; therefore he has a lot of experience in search and substantive examination, and is also familiar with oppositions and appeals.