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Thu, 25 Nov


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SYNBIO TALKS: Commercializing Synbio through IPRs

An IPR event for curious and innovative students, researchers, and companies looking to commercialize IPRs in Synthetic Biology. Bring any questions you have regarding IPR to obtain answers from experts.

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SYNBIO TALKS: Commercializing Synbio through IPRs

Time & Location

25 Nov 2021, 14:00 – 15:30 EET

Online Event

About the Event

You are warmly welcome to our November Synbio Talk!

Synbio Talks are an event series taking place every month where we talk about different topics related to synthetic biology. Our aim with these events is to build a stronger synbio community in Finland and beyond as well as to strengthen collaboration networks in the field of synthetic biology.

Intellectual property rights (IPRs) are a key factor in creating innovation impact in synthetic biology, especially in commercialization. Even as a synbio practitioner, it is vital to have a basic understanding of IPRs. In this Synbio Talk, Pinja Jaspers (PhD, LL.M) and Alexander Bützow (LL.M) will share their expertise on this topic with the aim to give the audience members a practical understanding of what to do onwards from the moment an invention is made.

You will have the opportunity to learn about:

  • A quick review on IPRs and why they are important
  • The basics of patenting biotechnological inventions from a practical point of view
  • An overview of the synbio and biotech IPR landscape
  • You have made a synbio/biotech invention – what should you do?


14:00 - 14:10     Welcome and Synbio Powerhouse News - Manuel Arias, Project Manager at Synbio Powerhouse

14:10 - 15:00    Commercializing Synbio through IPRs - Pinja Jaspers, IP Manager at University of Helsinki and Alexander Bützow, Senior Associate in the technology & IP practice (TMT&IP) at Krogerus

15:00 - 15:20     Q&A

15:20 - 15:30     Wrap-up

We look forward to seeing you all!


Pinja Jaspers

PhD in molecular biology and genetics 2010, LLM 2016, Passed the European qualification examination in 2018 (European patent attorney exam)

Pia holds about 10 years of research experience at the University of Helsinki. She currently holds a position as IP Manager for the semiconductor industry, handling invention protection and contract matters. She has worked as a patent attorney from 2012 to 2018 and as legal counsel at the University of Helsinki from 2018 to early 2020. 

Alexander Bützow

LL.M, University of Helsinki

Alexander is a Senior Associate in the technology & IP practice (TMT&IP) of one of Finland's leading law firms, Krogerus ( Prior to this, Alexander worked as a legal counsel at the University of Helsinki's research services, where one of his main tasks was to assist UH researchers in legal matters related to the commercialization of inventions.

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