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Strategic Intellectual Property Forum
IP Strategies in and around software
Thursday 18 May 2017
Register now for the next event on 18 May 2017

IP Strategies in and around software

Committed to supporting the UK industry, IfM’s Centre for Technology Management (CTM) and Avidity IP launched the Strategic Intellectual Property Forum (SIPF) in 2015 to help companies understand how to manage and exploit their IP.


The fifth SIPF will be held on Thursday 18 May. 


The CTM and Avidity IP are looking forward to welcoming you to the IfM.


Register here


12:30  Registration and refreshments


Frank Tietze, Centre for Technology Management, IfM & Adrian Howson, AvidityIP

13:15 Welcome and Setting the IP Strategy Software Scene
Dick Bizley, AvidityIP

Managing IP in Eagle Genomics
Anthony Finbow, Executive Chairman, Eagle Genomics


Refreshments and Wall of Ideas

Opportunities and challenges in academic informatics commercialisation
Ross Rounsevell, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute


Azure IP Advantage: Protection Innovation in the Cloud
Patricia Christias, Head of Legal, Microsoft UK

15:30 Refreshments

Unique aspects of software IP strategy
Gareth Jones, VP Intellectual Property, BenevolentAI


Understanding the impact and risks open source software licensing can have on intellectual property and strategies to manage
Martin Callinan, Founder, Source Code Control Ltd


Wrap-up and next steps for SIPF
Frank Tietze, Centre for Technology Management, IfM and Adrian Howson, AvidityIP


Networking with drinks and canapes





Who should attend

SIPF caters for decision makers in large, mid-caps but also small companies and high-tech start-ups such as CTOs, portfolio managers, VPs Technology, Heads of IP / licensing from the Cambridge cluster and beyond.


Attendance is free of charge, but pre-event registration is required. Come along and engage in an expert community for discussions on strategic IP topics. We look forward welcoming you to the IfM!


Book here


Please join our LinkedIn group created specifically to form an IP community in the Cambridge area and beyond.

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