This module is designed as an introduction to Intellectual Property (IP) in the pharmaceutical industry. It delves into the various types of IP, means of protection and how to design company policies around Intellectual Property.
|Who is it for||
This module is relevant to all employees in the pharmaceutical industry, especially those in legal and management..
|Why it matters||
For a modern pharmaceutical company, IP is of critical importance. Monetizing IP allows the company to recoup the large investments made in R&D and regulatory approval. It rewards invention and allows investment in new technologies. The competition between companies to develop and own a high-quality IP portfolio lead to new drugs in the market. These advantages are lost if a company cannot safeguard its Intellectual Property from competitors, or malign actors.