Business Breakfast - Making Money from Protected Knowledge: Intellectual Property Could be Your Business' Most Valuable Asset
8:30am Registration, networking, tea/coffee & breakfast sandwiches/pastries
9:00am Welcome by Dr David Hardman MBE, CEO of Innovation Birmingham
9:05am IP presentation by Marks & Clerk
9:50am Q&A, followed by further tea/coffee
Many companies – including those in the areas of tech, cleantech and low carbon – do not give sufficient thought to protection of their intellectual property (IP), the very life-blood of the business. Without such protection, a company’s most prized assets are placed at risk and the intrinsic value of the business exposed.
In response to demand from our start-ups – as well as some more established SMEs – Innovation Birmingham is holding this event with market leaders Marks & Clerk to provide an insight into all things IP.
Key themes to be covered in the presentation are:
>What issues start-ups and SMEs must consider in relation to IP rights
>The commercial advantages to registering a trademark overseas
>Why and how to licence the use of your IP to another UK trading company
>What can be patented and how to go about it
>Tips on strategy, timing and other considerations for CEOs
>The perils and pitfalls of contract negotiation
>How to get your business in shape for a sale or investment
The presentation will be delivered by:
Alan Bhimani; Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney & European Design Attorney
John Ferdinand; Registered Trade Mark Attorney, European Trade Mark Attorney & European Design Attorney
Simon Portman; Commercial contract specialist for technology companies
This is a free event, with tickets allocated on a first come first served basis. Capacity is limited, so please register at your earliest convenience.
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