For the students of specialist studies from the department “Industrial Pharmacy” and students of doctorate studies of the Faculty of Pharmacy at Belgrade University, on Sunday, November 27, 2022, a seminar was held dealing with the importance of IPR and procedures of the intellectual property rights protection in the field of pharmacy. Thus, successful cooperation has continued between this Faculty and the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia, that has been already continually going on for nine years.
The lecturers from the IPO informed the participants at the seminar about the importance of IPR protection in the pharmaceutical industry: in particular the basis of patent protection, including the conditions for protection of an invention by a patent, as well as the national and international protection, constituent parts of patent application and specific examples from the field of pharmacy. The second part of the seminar was dedicated to the research of the patent documentation in the publicly available database Espacenet, administered by the European Patent Office. The attendees of the seminar had the opportunity to get to know in more detail the search tools offered by this database, and then they could actively participate in the workshop with specially prepared examples for the search of patent documents.
All present students, attending specialized studies, showed great interest in this topic, like in the previous years, by actively participating in the program, and online participation was enabled for all those students that were prevented to attend the seminar alive at the Faculty of Pharmacy.
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