How can a formal IP/legal training for scientists improve the overall quality of patent applications?

15 April 2019
Naina in Law

The quality of a granted patent is dependent on the quality of the patent application. For the companies where scientists write their own patents, IP legal training for scientists can help improving their patent drafting skills.


Naina is a PhD candidate under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Meir Pugatch and Prof. Dr. Josef Drexl. She is working on a project titled "Balancing the Quality of Patents with Effective Enforcement of Invalidity Claims in the Pharmaceutical Industry in Europe" under European IP Institutes Network Innovation Society (EIPIN-Innovation Society) - A Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska Curie Action ITN-EJD .

Naina is a member of the Institute for Globalization and International Regulation (IGIR), Maastricht University. She is also enrolled as a member PhD Researcher at Ius Commune Research School for the program -Intelectual Property. She is also enrolled as a member for the IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia (IPIRA) Network.

Further details about the project and her profile can be found at

She is involved in teaching the following courses:

- Intellectual Property Law in the Digital Single Market (LAW3018)

- Intellectual Property Rights (IER4033)