A seminar on “Patent Application and International Patent Realities” by Prof. Tarık Özkul was held TÜBİTAK Gebze Campus on 13 May of 2016. The seminar organized by TÜBİTAK BİLGEM brought together many names, especially the project managers.
Holding approximately 40 patents, Prof. Özkul, dwelled upon three main prerequisites, namely being novelty, industrial applicability and inventive step, for a product to take a patent. Emphasizing those inventions that are not eligible for taking patent, he stated that implementations could differ from one country to another. Touching on the general structure and processing of the PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty), he enumerated the advantages this treaty provides for the signatories, among whom Turkey is also included. These advantages are as follows: Standardization for patent applications, reasonable costs, mediatory-free applications, quick search and non-disclosure of results for 18 months. The professor also focused on the general structure and processing mechanism of International Searching Authorities (ISAs), World Intellectual Organization (WIPO) and the European Patent Organization (EPO). Afterwards, he touched on the problematic issues on patenting both in Turkey and the world. Presenting solution proposals for the problems faced as well, the professor answered the questions of the participants. The program ended with a presentation of “Certificate of Appreciation” to the speaker by the Presidential Consultant Lami KAYA, PhD.