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Interactive Zoom webinar

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December 6-8, 2021


Teacher Tobias Dahl (Sintef) and Adrian Samuels (Dehns)








The IP Portfolio as a Key to Value - How to create and manage them

The Oslo Science Academy is pleased to offer an engaging, interactive IP course aimed at IP Managers, academics and innovators. This 3-day course will provide essential skills and IP knowledge for personal and professional development.


We will guide you through the process of developing an IP roadmap which is so important for planning and to attract investment. This will include identifying idea ‘atoms’ that are analysed and evaluated to become ‘molecules’ that provide key points along your IP roadmap. 


Enhance your understanding of how and when to talk to potential investors, partners and customers, including how to deal with NDAs and the key terms to watch out for. 

Focusing on the practicalities of working with IP in a small, growing business, including when to talk to outside advisers, what to discuss internally and what you should be careful about storing – including some real-world war stories from the front line!

How are IP costs structured, and what are the major factors influencing them? Discover practical strategies for effective budgeting and keeping on top of your IP costs. 

The principles behind freedom to operate, when to think about FTO and what approaches you should consider so you can answer those tricky investor questions.

Target group

Researchers and scientists from Universities and Research Institutes, PhDs, post-docs, TTO representatives, entrepreneurs, inventors and investors with a strong technical background. The participants typically have an interest for and some background experience in IP, such as co-drafting one or more patent applications or being a named inventor on a patent, but this is not a strict requirement.


This course will help strengthen your skills in organizing both the creative and the administrative side of IP development and management, making it a structured process rather than an ad-hoc or even last-minute effort to protect your inventions.


We will cover topics such as idea sampling and sorting, road-mapping, cost management and how to discuss IP with others outside your company. The examples from the course will largely be in the technical electronics/physics domain/IT (including algorithms). This may not be ideal for participants from the life sciences and pharma where there are many other important considerations to keep in mind."

Meet your course leaders:

Tobias Dahl
has worked with IP development for almost 15 years since starting his own spin-out company from the University of Oslo in 2006. He has more than 20 granted patents and a comparable number of active patent applications. Tobias currently works at SINTEF, A Norwegian R&D Institute that has a number of high-tech labs and spin-out companies in need of IP portfolio development and management. Using his experience in shaping IP portfolios at Elliptic and SINTEF, and with a passion for creating tools, routines and structure around IP work, he has worked closely with Dehns to structure and simplify the challenge of successful IP management.

Adrian Samuels
is a UK and European Patent Attorney with an MA in Physics from Oxford University and 25 years of experience in IP. He handles patent work in various fields of physics and engineering. Adrian has extensive experience of drafting original patent applications for direct clients, from start-ups to larger established companies; he helps them take a commercially focused strategic approach to building an IP portfolio which maximises company value. He also has in-depth experience in contentious matters including European oppositions and UK and US litigation.  He was recognised as a "Global IP Star" in the Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2018 edition and as a "Patent star" in the 2019 edition, where he was also highlighted as a "notable experienced patent attorney".