How to protect an artifact or industrial product? – Milan

A workshop on the basic elements concerning the Intellectual Property Rights and the IP strategy, targeting university students, young researchers and young entrepreneurs or start-uppers.

Date: Thursday 2nd April 2020 New date: 22th September

Time: 2.00 pm – 7.00 pm

Location:Politecnico di Milano, Campus Bovisa, Street Candiani, Building B1, 3rd Floor, Room Castiglioni, Milan, Italy

Type of event: Interactive workshop, free-of-charge participation, registration required here.


To valorize a selected product, knowing the basics of IP rights is essential!

However, it is not a simple issue to take practice with IP rights and often if one is not aware of IP Rights, filing a patent application or registering a design may discourage one!
In order to deal with this issue, register to ‘ How to protect an artifact or industrial product’ event!

This is the first interactive workshop of the training program and will consist of two sessions: a formative one and an experiential one.

In the first session, a recap of the main existing Intellectual Property rights available will be shown, highlighting strengths and differences. In the second session, participants will be divided into teams, and through the support of IP experts as facilitators, each team will discuss which IP right to use and to what purpose in order to protect a concept (a manufacturing device), simulating the implementation of a preliminary strategy to protect such creation and finally experimenting which actions and effort are needed to ensure the legal protection.  Finally, each team will discuss their results.


The event targets university students, but also Ph.D. students, researchers, young entrepreneurs, and start-uppers.
Speakers, IP facilitators, and the agenda will be announced soon.
The event will be held in Italian, but working materials could be provided in English.
The event is free of charge, but registration is needed here.