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A look at open-source projects and an analysis of examples of software taken from academic research to market

In this masterclass we will discuss software basics, including concepts & terminology. We will focus on due-diligence and where IP lies in software. Moreover, we will address open-source concepts and requirements and its pro’s and con’s. Then, open-source licenses will be discussed alongside standard license models.

We will conclude the masterclass by having a look at examples of open-source projects and an analysis of examples of software taken from academic research to market.

This Masterclass is specifically designed for Technology Transfer officers with one year or more of experience, but no background in software
The attendees should already understand the generic basics of IP (including copyright & patents) and should be confident with triage of disclosures in their own field (but not yet software).

After the course attendees will be able to:

  • Receive and assess software disclosures with confidence
  • Understand the due-diligence necessary to assess software disclosures
  • Understand the application of IP to software disclosures
  • Understand the range and applicability of open-source licences
  • Understand the options available for commercialisation of software arising from research

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