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Introduction to Intellectual Property for Academic Research Workshop

The Research Support and Development Office (RSDO) is leading a virtual workshop covering Intellectual Property (IP) to explain how IP relates to academic research and the essential steps that need to be taken to protect it.

You will hear directly from Brunel University’s patent attorneys, at Williams Powell, who will introduce you to the many types of IP and give examples of where this is important. Application to the physical sciences, engineering, software, biological sciences and the creative arts will be covered. Brunel’s Royal Society Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Brunel Alumni and CEO of Oxford nanoSystems, Dr Alexander Reip, will talk about his journey to commercialisation success and how important attention to rigorous IP practice is. And RSDO’s Technology Transfer Manager, Lynette Holland, will give an overview of the dedicated resources and support available to you from the Research Support and Development Office at Brunel and the key “do’s and don’t’s” to navigate the IP and commercialisation process.

There will be plenty of time for Q&A and further consultation available following the workshop.

Please register for your free ticket and join via Eventbrite HERE.

If you have any queries, please contact Dr Lynette Holland, Technology Transfer Manager, RSDO: or


Aimed at

Doctoral Researchers (early stage, mid stage, final stage) and Research Staff

Presented by

Research Support and Development Office (RSDO)

Key learning outcomes

Open to all Brunel researchers who are keen to learn more on IP specifics, including:

- Copyright
- Patents
- Design registration
- Protecting your knowledge
- IP ownership
- Brunel’s IP policy
- How to generate commercial interest in your knowledge

Specific skills focused on in this session

Intellectual Property for Academic Research 

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Brunel 3D Development Tool

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Skills needed to do your research and career

Researcher Development Framework (RDF) Competencies

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