Chemistry & IP – a liaison for successful innovation

3 May 2011

Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the ASCR, v.v.i. Heyrovský Sq. 2
162 06 Prague 6


This workshop is organised under the umbrella of the International Year of Chemistry 2011 (IYC2011).

The Year of Chemistry is a worldwide celebration of the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind. Under the unifying theme “Chemistry – our life, our future”, IYC 2011 is offering a range of interactive, entertaining, and educational activities for all ages.

Because of the importance of intellectual property protection – and patents in particular – for innovation and knowledge transfer in the fi eld of chemistry, universities and the EPO are co-organising a series of workshops in approximately 20 European countries, in association with national patent offices and other institutions.

The workshop includes a participant fee of 300,- CZK

Online registration under:

Payment via bank transfer:

Account No.: 900009633/0300 (IBAN: CZ22 0300 0000 0009 0000 9633)
Ústav makromolekulární chemie AV ČR, v.v.i.
Heyrovského nám. 2,
162 06 Praha 6
Variable symbol: 8945
Československá obchodní banka, Na Příkopě 14, 115 20 Praha 1
Payment title: 355


Chairperson: Zdeněk Mrázek, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the ASCR, v.v.i.

9.00 Welcome
Representative of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
9.20 Setting the Scene
Nataša Doslik, Examiner, European Patent Office (EPO)


Protecting your inventions
  • Introduction to intellectual property rights
  • Patentability requirements
  • National, international and the European patent grant procedures

Martin Schweissguth, Examiner, EPO
Eva Schneiderová, Industrial Property Office (IPO)


Coffee break
11.20 Journey towards success – from idea to market

A real case study

  • Research and innovation
  • Patents as company asset
  • Forming a spin-off company
Nataša Doslik, Examiner, EPO


Importance for searching the prior art
  • Espacenet®: a database of 70 million records
  • Keyword search
  • Classification search

Martin Schweissguth, Examiner, EPO


14.00 Search strategies in chemistry
Development of search strategies
Martin Schweissguth, Examiner, EPO
14.45 Coffee break
15.05 Exploitation of research results – a 360° view
15.05 Nataša Doslik, Examiner, EPO
15.25 Karel Čada, Čermák a spol., Law and Patent Offices
15:45 František Rypáček, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the ASCR, v.v.i.
16.05 Martin Fusek, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the ASCR, v.v.i.
16.25 Jan Slovák, Masaryk University, Brno
16.50 Exercises
Nataša Doslik, Examiner, EPO
Martin Schweissguth, Examiner, EPO


Questions & Answers session
18.05 Closing remarks
František Rypáček, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the ASCR, v.v.i.