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Protection of knowledge and innovation: the first Breakfast&Learn

Opened inscriptions for this free virtual meeting organised by the TECSAM network to be held on 3 November, at 9:15, after registration.

19 October, 2021

José Mª del Valle, a lawyer and industrial property agent at Clarke Modet, will inaugurate the cycle of Breakfast&Learn conferences and panel discussion organized by the TECSAM network. The meeting with del Valle will be on 3rd November at 9.15 a.m., in virtual format, and with free access and prior to registration via this form.

Under the title “The Protection of Knowledge and Innovation through Industrial and Intellectual Property” del Valle will address the differences and uses of the different tools for protecting knowledge and innovation: patents, secrecy, industrial design, trademarks or copyright, making special reference to software protection, app protection, algorithms, platforms and digital content.

A small round table will then be held in which cases of success and failure in the protection of knowledge of four researchers from the TECSAM Network:

– Elisabeth Vilella, Director of the Genetic and Environmental Group in Psiquiatria of the Foundation Health Research Institute Pere Virgili (IISPV) and head of the Research Area of the Hospital Institute of Mental Health (Ir-HSCSP)

– Maria J. Portella, head of the Mental Health Research group of the Institute of Research Foundation of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (IR-HSCSP)

– Karina Gibert, Director of the Centre of Research Intelligent Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (IDEAI) of the Polytechnic Univerity of Catalonia (UPC)

– Diego Hidalgo, Psychiatrist and Post-doctoral Investigator in New Technologies of the Unit of Bipolar and Depressive disorders, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology of the Clinic Hospital of Barcelona

The final stage of the meeting will also be set aside to answer the questions and doubts of the assistants.

The Breakfast&Learn is a formative initiative dedicated to innovation, valorization and transfer with a special focus on mental health and technology, led by the TECSAM network with the collaboration of the Catalan mental health cluster, Cluster Salut Mental Catalunya (CSMC). These open meetings are expected to be a monthly space where knowledge is shared and synergies and networking are generated, where the speakers will be guests with expertise in the sector, including administration, research, the private sector, as well as users and families.

The meetings will focus on three major thematic areas: Tools for bringing society and research closer together (innovation, marketing, contact with the private sector, business models, spin offs, empowerment of affected and user people…), tools for protecting research results (intellectual protection, patents, other protection models…), and tools for doing research with clinical research (ethical regulatory aspects, medical devices, digital tools, software…). Also, the member groups of the Network can participate as expert speakers or participants at a round table.

In the upcoming weeks, the TECSAM network will confirm the final timetable for these meetings.


9:15h – Presentation: “Protection of Knowledge and Innovation through industrial and intellectual property. Reference to software protection, algorithms and platforms”, by José Maria del Valle, lawyer and industrial property expert at Clarke Modet. 

9:40h – Little round table of discussion with four researchers and researchers from the TECSAM Network who will share their experiences.

10h – Requests and questions. 

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