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Translational Medicine and Biomedical Entrepreneurship

Module 3 - Intellectual Property



Intellectual property rights given to investigators are essential for the successful com-mercialization of biomedical products. The different types of intellectual property and specific legal aspects for biomedical products will be discussed.

Learning objectives

In this module, participants gain an understanding of IP related topics, are able to critically assess the factors essential in IP and know how to develop strategic planning of IP related aspects.

Learning content

Over the course of eight weeks, this module covers th history of IP rights,  international harmonization, IP rights as assets and IP and ethics. It furthermore includes patents, as well as copyrights, trademarks and design. 


Various experts from industry, including Swiss Federal Institute of IP, Keller and Partner  and academia from the University of Basel and University of Zurich.

Start & Duration

2020: 20 April 2021
2021: TBC

The completion of this module takes approximately 8 weeks.




The cost of this standalone module is 3150.– SFr.




Module Leader

Professor Emeritus for Medical Biochemistry, University of Basel

Prof. Dr. Heinz Müller

Heinz Müller is professor emeritus for medical biochemistry at the University of Basel and patent expert at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property. He was educated as a biochemist at the ETH Zurich, where he also received his PhD. He also teaches intellectual property law at different Swiss universities, and has written extensively on a number of pertinent articles for newspapers, magazines  scientific journals and other publications on the topic of intellectual property.