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The United Nations has designated 2011 as the International Year of Chemistry (IYC) with the theme: "Chemistry - our life, our future". During the IYC 2011, people around the globe will celebrate the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind. As part of the activities being organised worldwide for this event, the European Patent Office (EPO) is participating in workshops in a number of countries to increase awareness of intellectual property in the field of chemistry.

The University of Malta and the Commerce Department are organising one of these workshops in Malta together with the EPO, with the support of the Malta Council for Science and Technology and in collaboration with Malta Enterprise and the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry:

Chemistry and Intellectual Property - Catalysing Innovation

Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST), Villa Bighi, Kalkara

15 February 2011, 0900 – 1700hrs


The workshop will cover topics including commercialisation of research, patenting, importance of searching prior art, and managing intellectual property, with particular reference to the field of Chemistry. Representatives from the Maltese Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry will present a perspective of the impact of IP issues on their organisations, whereas a panel of stakeholders will discuss support, services and issues related to IP in the local context.

The workshop should be of interest to students, researchers, professionals, industry participants, and other relevant entities, primarily those involved in chemistry.

A programme for the event may be found here. [PDF]

Participation is free of charge. Please register online.


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