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3-week online academy

Understand the importance of Intellectual property and how it impacts partnering deals

With a focus on patents, understand the basics of IP as a non-legal specialist

Course Overview

With recent high-profile patent application failures in the US, IP rights have never been so far to the fore of the life science industry. Ownership of IP is an essential ingredient for a successful partnering deal, yet can present a knowledge gap for non-legal professionals.

This course will present you with the key information to understand what is meant by IP, the types of IP available, with a particular focus on patents and the ways in which IP can impact on the partnering process.

Online Academies

EBD Academy online courses are on-demand digital courses developed by our expert faculty providing learning on a range of technical topic areas.

Over 3 weeks students will learn through:

  • 3 modules, split up into multiple bitesize recorded videos
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge
  • Revisiting the content with unlimited access to all the materials for 3 months
  • Participating in the discussion forum to interact with other students
  • Interacting with the trainer through the forum during the course
  • Additional content such as materials and white papers available to download

Delegates will receive login instructions within a week of the course start date. If you have any questions please contact

What will you learn?

Types of IP
Types of IP

Understand the different types of Intellectual Property (IP) protection and how they work

Protecting IP
Protecting IP

Examine what drives the need to protect inventions in pharma/biopharma


Delve deeper into patents: their parts, scope and limitations

IP Strategy
IP Strategy

Consider how your IP strategy can impact on partnering – pre and post finding a partner

Possible complications
Possible complications

Investigate other possible complications arising from IP in a partnership

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at business development professionals, who are not legal experts but who would gain value in understanding intellectual property (IP) and patents in greater depth.  It will benefit professionals of all experience levels and company sizes, from start-up to large pharma.

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EBD Academy online courses are perfect for busy professionals as they require just 2 hours per week of your time, and include an interactive forum for you to ask direct questions about challenges you are facing to expert course leaders.

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