The Nuts and Bolts of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer

Date & Time

Thursday, 17 January 2019
09:00 to 12:30


Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road, Point Grey Campus

Offered by

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

Registration Closed / Past Event


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 Information

Registration opens on Monday, January 7 at 9:00am.

Priority will be given to UBC graduate students registered in the current academic session. After registering, you will receive confirmation and additional event details within 2 business days at the e-mail associated with your account. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please e-mail us at

Postdoctoral Fellows, please register for this event here: 


If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in the event, please email, 604-827-4578, well in advance of the event.