Intellectual property rights and intangible assets for Life Science

In cooperation with Sweden's life science incubators, PRV has developed a number of training modules about various aspects in the management of intangible assets and patent information.

The training modules are intended to help early life science companies, start-ups and entrepreneurs get a better understanding of important and time critical issues concerning patents, trademarks and design, as well as other intangible assets, such as copyright, contracts, know-how and customer relationships. The modules have an emphasis on patents and patent information since the technical solution is often very central in life science.

Through greater knowledge, companies can make informed decisions and the preconditions for a successful business and development journey improve.

The modules are in English with English subtitles. You choose subtitles by clicking on the CC symbol in the video player.

Module 1. Intangible assets and intellectual property rights.

This module will give you an overview of the importance of identifying and managing your intangible assets and why this is of special importance in the Life Science business.


Module 2. Strategic considerations regarding patents.

In this module we will discuss strategic considerations before applying for a patent. We also discuss why you sometimes should not apply for a patent.


Module 3. Considerations for Life Science regarding patenting.

What can be patented? What about software? And what certain considerations are important in the Life Science and biotech area?


Module 4. The patenting process and patent application procedure.

A brief overview of the patent application process. 


Module 5. The patentability criteria.

In this module we will present the conditions your application has to fulfil to be granted a patent.


Module 6. The patent document.

Regardless of where in the world you file a patent application, it needs to comply to certain rules and regulations regarding its form and content. In this module we describe these rules and regulations. This is useful information even if you are not applying for a patent, but only read patent documents, since it will enhance you understanding of the content a patent application.