uOttawa Professor Illimar Altosaar helps students learn about intellectual property

OTTN would like to recognise Dr. Ilimar Altosaar, of the University of Ottawa’s Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology, for his efforts over the years in helping students understand intellectual property. His biotechnology class challenges students to write a patent application, and then think about how to commercialise it. Over the years, his class has won cash prizes for their work in competitions such as the Ottawa based Technology Venture Challenge, and the global open innovations company, Innocentive. Dr. Altosaar’s efforts have recently been highlighted in a recent University Affairs article, which can be viewed at http://www.universityaffairs.ca/what-your-students-need-to-know-about-intellectual-property.aspx

About Ottawa Technology Transfer Network
The Ottawa Technology Transfer Network (OTTN) is a collaboration among academic research institutions affiliated with the University of Ottawa and who's goal is to enhance the economic impact of research commercialization through the sharing of best practices, enhanced market knowledge, student engagement and proactive industrial interation. OTTN members include the University of Ottawa, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institutie (OHRI), the Childrens' Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the Unviversity of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI)

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