From Secret Sauce to Open Source: Fundamentals of Intellectual Property


Join Angus Livingstone, Managing Director of the University-Industry Liaison Office at UBC for an interactive introduction to Intellectual Property and how it relates to your research at UBC.

In this event, you will learn:

  • Intellectual Property ‘fundamentals’ – patents, copyrights, open access
  • How IP operates in a commercial environment
  • IP and you – implications for your research
  • Trends and key questions – what does IP mean in an era of globally accessible information?

About the Instructor

angusAngus Livingstone is the President of the University’s wholly owned subsidiary, UBC Research Enterprises Inc., and co-founder of the Alliance for the Commercialization of Canadian Technology.

Angus graduated from UBC with a B.Sc. in Computer Science in 1983. In 1988, he joined the UILO where he has held various positions relating to industry sponsored research, technology transfer, and the management of UILO operations. The UILO conducts the technology transfer and commercialization activities at UBC. UBC consistently ranks among the top ten North American universities for its patenting and commercialization activities. UBC currently has over 300 licenses with companies around the world and has actively supported the creation of over 150 spin-off companies.

What Past Participants Said

“Covered a lot of ground that was highly relevant to grad students and faculty members. Did not focus on commercialization, which was good for this audience.”

“No jargon, lots of examples, relevant to the research world and the student experience.”

“It covered a broad range of issues; was easy to understand and applicable; examples were helpful to understand it.”

“Good introduction to protecting intellectual property, but more relevance to genomics/biological sciences.”


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