Information session on Intellectual Property (HLS)

13 October 2022
campus Diepenbeek


The Tech Transfer Office and the Doctoral School for Health & Life Sciences are organizing an information session on 'Intellectual Property'. Intellectual Property ('IP') is a legal term that refers to various creations of the mind: inventions, literature, artistic works, software, datasets, etcetera., UHasselt looks into ways to protect the research results. When research evolves into a new idea with high market potential the Tech Transfer Office assists with the commercialization thereof.

During your academic career, many questions will indeed come to mind regarding your research: who owns the IP rights on your research results (you or the university)? What can be done to protect your results? In which circumstances should you (not) publish your research results? Can you use the IP of other parties? What should you do if you want to use somebody’s IP or share yours?...

First, a basic introduction in IP is given by Jorina Nickmans from the Tech Transfer Office of the UHasselt. She will also inform you about the IP policy of the UHasselt.

After this basic introduction, Mrs. Lieve Coenegrachts, European Patent Attorney at De Clercq & Partners will give a thorough introduction on patents (e.g. requirements for patentability, exceptions to patentability, time lines & overview, applicant vs inventor, …). She will discuss some case studies and will illustrate the tools and tricks on IP searching in the available (patent) databases.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, you are aware of:

  • intellectual property issues in research.
  • protection of research results.
  • publication issues.
  • data and information management issues.


An important part of preparing for any further professional step is becoming (more) aware of the competences you have developed and/or want to develop. In the current workshop, the following competences from the UHasselt competency overview are actively dealt with:

  • academic research competences:
    • valorisation
    • data management
    • information management
    • publication skills


For whom?

  • PhD students, postdocs and ZAP from the DS HLS

When and where?

  • October 13, 2022 - 09:00-11:30
  • location:  campus Diepenbeek, building D, room A4


  • You can register here until September 12, 2022.
  • As places are limited, registering does not automatically imply that you will be able to participate. You will be notified by email after the registration deadline has passed.
  • Please cancel your registration at least one week in advance in case you cannot make it (cf. cancellation & no-show policy).

Acknowledged as?

  • DS HLS: category 'Transferable skills' - half a compulsory elective course
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