Invitation: Patent awareness seminar

Posted on September 11, 2015

The Department of Library Services, in collaboration with the Technology Transfer Office of the University of Pretoria (UP), cordially invites you to a patent awareness seminar.


Date: Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Time: 09:00–12:30

Venue: Auditorium, Level 3, Merensky 2 Library, Hatfield Campus

Target audience: Academic staff members and postgraduate students

RSVP for refreshment purposes to Una Mgwenya at [email protected] or 012 420 4291 by Friday, 2 October 2015.



09:00 – 09:05: Welcome by Mr Robert Moropa (Director: Department of Library Services)

09:05 – 09:45: Introduction by Prof Stephanie Burton (Vice-Principal: Research and Postgraduate Education)

09:45 – 10:15: Mr Zee Dudhia (Thomson Reuters)

10:15 – 10:45: Tea

10:45 – 11:15: Research commercialisation by Mr John McKnight (Mr McKnight is a South African patent attorney and specialises in domestic and international patent matters, particularly in biotechnology and life sciences.)

11:15 – 11:45: From research to commercialisation by Prof Elsabe Kearsley (Prof Kearsley holds a PhD from the University of Leeds and is Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Pretoria.

11:45 – 12:00: Standard Operating Procedure of UP’s Technology Transfer Office by Ms Refilwe Ngoato (Manager: Technology Transfer)

12:00 – 13:30: Lunch and networking opportunity


- Author Elsabe Olivier

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