The Nuts and Bolts of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer

Date & Time

Thursday, 17 January 2019 - 9:00am to 12:30pm


Thea Koerner House, Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Road, UBC, Point Grey campus


University-Industry Liaison Office, Postdoctoral Fellows Office and Graduate Pathways to Success



Together with UBC’s University-Industry Liaison Office (UILO), the Postdoctoral Fellows Office and Graduate Pathways to Success are proud to present a workshop that provides you with an essential understanding of intellectual property (IP) and academic technology transfer.

This 1/2-day workshop will help you:

  • gain a general understanding of the field of intellectual property.
  • understand the various stages and timelines in the process of obtaining a patent.
  • utilize the free resources available to conduct a structured prior-art search yourself.
  • participate in technology transfer processes.

This program is experimental and gives you opportunities to reflect on the value of IP, conduct a patent search, and learn about technology transfer processes from real-world case studies.

After participating, you will be:

  • aware of the importance and strategic use of IP.
  • able to find patents of interest and to evaluate the IP position of a technology.
  • never again confused about whether this patent has been examined/issued/expired.
  • confident to engage in technology transfer processes as a researcher.
  • attentive to “red-flags” in regard to IP in research collaborations with other groups, institutions, organisations, or industry.


Dr. Katja Mjos, Technology Transfer Officer, UILO


Registration in this session is required, and is now open. There are limited seats available in this session, and those successfully registered will receive an email within one week of the session date.