Patents play an important role in many technical fields, and smart agriculture is no exception. This advanced lecture series will provide participants with insights into the innovations shaping the agriculture industry of the future, and reveal how IP strategy can lead to success.

In this course, you will learn how patents can be used to protect smart agriculture inventions, and will find out about some of the challenges in the patent granting process which are specific to smart agriculture.

You will see how patents can be used to protect a range of subject-matter (such as a product, process, device or use) by preventing unauthorised commercial exploitation by third parties, but also to find or attract investors, follow trends, protect market share, cement technology partnerships and increase profits.

Lecture 1:  Thursday, 9 June 2022, 14:00 - 15:00 CEST (GMT +02:00)

Patenting in smart agriculture – challenges from an examiner/patent office perspective   


Lecture 2:  Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 15:30 - 16:30 CEST (GMT +02:00)

Developing an IP strategy: practical and post-grant aspects of smart agriculture patents 

Lecture 3Thursday, 23 June 2022, 14:00 - 15:00 CEST (GMT +02:00)

IP related challenges for an in-house IP team in a smart agriculture environment 


Lecture 4: Thursday, 30 June 2022, 14:00 - 15:00 CEST (GMT +02:00)

Meet an inventor from the smart agriculture industry