WT6.2 – Workshops ‘Smart patenting – how to protect, not to confine’

Task leader: Radosław Michalski, radoslaw.michalski@pwr.wroc.pl
Thematic area: Patenting, protecting and managing intellectual property and know-how.
Duration: 2 days
Estimated no. of participants: 50 – ENGINE Centre research staff, representatives of industry, private and public sector, local authorities, R&D units, external organizations involved in research and innovations
No. of events: 2

This work task aims at creating an annual workshop for both scientific and industrial partners on the problem of good patent practices. It is worth noticing that in Poland there is a lack of paths to protect the intellectual property originating from network intelligence – such as algorithms, programs and methods. Therefore in the ENGINE Centre we would like to raise awareness about this problem. As proposed we will develop new ways of creating a patent protection – in such a way that at the same time it will protect the intellectual property and will not limit the open availability of algorithms to the public. With this comes the importance of sharing the knowledge with our partners. This workshop will allow to propagate the good practices in patenting among our collaborators and train the staff to always care about their research results from a legal point of view. We hope that this workshop will become an important step towards protected, yet open ideas.