Seminar on the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights for Medical Fields
continuation of the ongoing efforts to raise the awareness about
intellectual property rights and how to protect it and to complement the
previous such seminars, the Center of Excellence for Innovative
Projects held a specialized panel discussion on protecting of
intellectual property in the medical fields. The speakers were: Dr.
Mohamed Al-Jaafari, Managing Director of Intellectual Property
Commercialization Office (IPCO) at the Royal Scientific Society, Prof.
Abeer Ghanim, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, and Eng. Nedaa Al-Rabbai,
Officer at the Technology Transfer Office of the Center of Excellence.
The seminar was moderated by Dr. Malik Hudeib, Assistant Director of the
Center of Excellence. The meeting was attended by a distinguished group
of faculty members from the medical colleges or those interested in the
medical fields from the Faculty of Science and Arts.
the beginning of the seminar, Eng. Al-Rabbai gave a summary about the
Center of Excellence and the services it provides and reviewed the new
intellectual property policy and instructions at JUST and the process of
applying for a patent. After that, Dr. Al-Jaafari gave a lecture on the
basics of protecting the intellectual property rights in the medical
fields, their importance and types, and how they can be protected and
invested in through partnerships, starting from joint research and all
the way to business and investment partnerships. Then, Prof. Al-Ghannam
shared her previous experiences of converting the outcomes of her
scientific research in the field pharmaceutical sciences into
pharmaceutical products and commercial companies via protecting them as
intellectual properties, registering them as patents, and partnering
with the industrial sector for marketing and commercial production. She
stressed on not to underestimate any new idea, no matter how simple it
is, and to try to develop it and invest in it.
that, there was an open discussion between the audience and the
lecturers, though which the concerns of the faculty members regarding
the new intellectual property policy at JUST were identified, their
questions were answered, and their suggestions were taken into