Law - Political Science - Administration


  • Duration

    1 year

  • Training structure

    Faculty of Law and Political Science


The D.U. Innovation Valorisation Partnerships is a diploma course that offers staff from research organizations, companies and students the opportunity to study all topics related to scientific data and research on "living organisms".

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One day per week from mid-March to the end of June.
This training is organized in three course modules: production/innovation, dissemination/enhancement, exploitation/partnership.

1- Module 1: Innovation (40 hours)

  • Modality of legal "reservation" of the living
  • (intellectual property, patent, contracts, civil liability)
  • The VOC/patent articulation
  • Collaborative creations
  • Protection and exploitation of the software
  • Bio-banks and scientific collections

2- Module 2: Valuation (20 h)

  • Patenting strategies
  • Technology watch - Industrial intelligence
  • INPI filing procedure (patent, trademark)
  • Legal deposit procedure (databases, software...)
  • Management of public/private patent portfolios
  • Research Tax Credit

3- Module 3: Partnerships (30 h)

  • Contracts for access to and use of biological materials (MTA)
  • Technology transfer contracts (communication of know-how)
  • Research collaboration contract (Research performance contract)
  • Confidentiality agreement
  • Patent assignment and license agreement
  • Incubation contract
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Conditions of access

For students in initial training:
Students in L3, M1 and M2 will have to follow the intellectual property course for the year, delivered in Master 1.

For those in continuing education:
If people cannot follow the Master 1 course in intellectual property, a specific upgrade in intellectual property will be provided before taking the DU. (elisabeth.guigues @


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Target audience

For students at the Master 1 level and/or for continuing education.
The staff of research organizations, companies, and students to study all topics related to data and scientific research on "living".

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Necessary pre-requisites

Intellectual property law (M1) (33h) or, for continuing education, a refresher course in intellectual property law (1 day) plus reading of an industrial property manual.

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