IP Monitor webinar 2023-10-12

The webinar accompanying the launch of the IP Monitor website was held October 5, 2023. It was a resounding success, featuring presentations from project partners, with a turnout of 86 participants.
Throughout the webinar, participants delved into the realm of Intellectual Property (IP) and its profound significance both in general, and in connection to the sustainability and circularity transitions. At the webinar, the importance of IP data, and its resources was pointed out, including the newly developed beta version of the IP Monitor. The IP Monitor allows users to navigate and find the most appropriate IP database, tool or other resource from the maze of available resources. 

During the webinar, the professionals, researchers, and other attendees learned how to harness IP databases and tools to access and extract data from patents, trademarks, copyrights, and more. These digital resources were presented as indispensable for conducting prior art searches, tracking patent applications, and researching IP ownership. Additionally, the crucial role of IP databases and tools in promoting circularity and sustainability by facilitating knowledge sharing, preventing duplication, and fostering collaboration was highlighted. Real-world projects like DigiPrime and SPICE showcased how IP analytics can shape technological landscapes and drive innovation in Circular Economy domains.

The webinar also shed light on the vital role of Technology Transfer Offices in innovation systems, featuring a case from Slovenia. In light of this the usability of IP Monitor as a tool to help identify and select useful resources by smaller entities, and universities, was pointed out.

Within the IP Monitor ecosystem, participants explored essential elements, the IP Monitor website, and the extensive IPR Monitor database. These components collectively offer a vast repository of valuable information and various search features. The webinar equipped participants with the knowledge to harness the future of IP exploration. Additionally, we briefly introduced the convenience of IP tools for sustainability and circularity and guided them through the process of using the step-by-step Wizard.
A highlight of the webinar was thus the introduction of the beta version of the IP Monitor, a tool (catalog) with a user-friendly search engine offering information on intellectual property rights (IPR) databases, tools, TTOs and attorneys. IP Monitor aims to bridge the IPR knowledge gap while encouraging exploration of databases and tools, including those that are openly available. Participants learned how to navigate the user-friendly IP Monitor interface and maximize its potential.

The event empowered attendees with the knowledge and tools to navigate the world of intellectual property effectively. It served as a valuable resource for professionals, researchers, students, inventors, and entrepreneurs seeking to leverage the power of intellectual property for innovation and sustainability.

Relive the webinar here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcRCjzmPFqo&t=2s 



Tamara Besednjak Valič

Faculty Of Information Studies In Novo Mesto

e-mail: tamara.valic@fis.unm.si


Virág Szuák

Pannon Business Network Association

e-mail: virag.szuak@pbn.hu