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a) Trademark

b) Patent
c) Industrial Design

2. At the meeting with the TTO the TT manager considers your research and informs you that it maybe possible to get a patent. What would you to expect her to say next a) I like this idea, let me get the forms b) This looks interesting. I would like to do some searches to see what has already been patented. c) I like this idea. Have you written this up somewhere, say, as a paper
3. In completing the application form the TTO manager notices you have made your invention made known to the university press officer and that the press officer has written a news article to be distributed to national and trade newspapers. What would you expect her reaction to be a) “That’s good news It will be good for you and help our application.

106 b) I will ring the press officer to see if this has been published yet. If not, I will get it stopped
4. When you next meet the TTO manager she informs you that in undertaking some searches she has found a number of similar patents plus a couple of articles in the trade press. What would you expect her recommendation to be a) Patent applications are costly. It is best to abandon the application at this stage b) We had better review the patents and articles c) Let us make an application anyway
5. At the next meeting the TTO manager informs you that fortunately the press officer has not released the information and that she has told the press officer to put the release on hold until a patent application is made. What would you expect the TTO manager to suggest as the next step a) Wed better make an application immediately b) Ill do a search to see what has already been published
6. You continue to tell the TTO manager that you have not told anyone about this. The TTO manager is pleased about this and tells you not to inform anyone of your ideas until a patent application has been made. What you would expect the manager to suggest as the next step a) Wed better make an application immediately b) Ill do a search to see what has already been published

107 7. The TTO manager, along with your help, has found all the documents, both previous patents granted and applications and has made a patent application to the IP office. The IP office examines your patent application and decides it is valid. A patent grant is then issued. What would you expect the TTO manager to suggest as the next move a) Well done. I will file this away b) Lets see if we can licence this


Manual contents
Training objectives
Style and content of the training programme
Introduction to the trainers
Francis ouruma alacho
Professor satish chandra
Chitaku g. mucheleng’anga
Dr gregory robin
Professor keith tomlins
Course timetable
Module one writing research proposals
Value chain approaches
Table 2.1 concept note content
Expected results
Other related
Why is it important to the scientific world – what
Practice makes perfect!!
Split into existing groups
Example of coding an interview script
Undertaking research in value chains
What is a value chain
Fieldwork exercise diagnosis of trc value chain research needs
Ideas for interview questions general
Table 5.1 criteria fora successful interviewer
Module two research methods
Informed consent
Table 7.1 selected patent applications by patent office, broken down by resident and
Source: wipo statistics database, january 2011
Module three capturing intellectual property rights
Table 8.1: summary of types of intellectual property and what they protect
Certification marks
Potato”. ab geographical indication (gi)
Plant breeders' rights (pbr)
Protection of new plant varieties
Exercise: who owns ip
Hawai’i taro patent controversy
Source: makerere university (2010) process map for to-be process – inv 1.1 protection-patenting.
Chapter ten building a community of practice
References/further reading
Research methods
Intellectual property rights
Appendix 1 understanding and using development terms
Information on data
Quality assurance
Backup and security
Expected difficulties in data sharing
Preparation of data for sharing and archiving
Appendix 4 research funding bodies
African union research grant call
Bill & melinda gates foundation, usa
Gdn’s global research capacity building program on research
International foundation for science
Leverhulme-royal society africa award
Newton international fellowships scheme
Rockefeller foundation
Start (system for analysis research and training)
The africa/asia/latin america scholarly collaborative program
The cgiar research program on climate change, agriculture, and food
The food security center (fsc) university of hohenheim, germany
Third world academy of sciences
World bank – development marketplace
Appendix 5 check your proposal
It is important not to
Typical comments from evaluators of eu research proposals (corn, 2010)
Final advice from the eu/checklist
Appendix 6 course forms
Strongly agree
End of training evaluation form

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