Strategic Intellectual Property Forum

Small meets large – IP challenges

Organizing for IP exploitation

Intellectual property (IP) may adopt many forms - patents, trademarks, goodwill, designs, copyright and know-how. But what all of these forms have in common is that they provide key IP assets potentially with substantial commercial and innovation potential. Knowing how to leverage these IP assets requires a balanced blend of IP awareness, commercial understanding and familiarity with IP portfolio management. Committed to supporting the UK industry, IfM’s Centre for Technology Management (CTM) and Avidity IP launched the Strategic Intellectual Property Forum (SIPF) to help companies understand how to manage and exploit their IP.

 

 

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

 

AGENDA

 

13:00 Registration and refreshments

 

13:30 Introduction to the day

 

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

 

13:45 Welcome to the IfM, Open Innovation and IP

Tim Minshall, Head, Centre for Technology Management, IfM

 

14:00 David vs Goliat

John Nevard, Director of IP, Cambridge Display Technology

 

14:30 Moving forward together in R&D - collaboration between large industrials and smaller tech companies – an IP view from Caterpillar   Jo Costura, Intellectual Property Transaction and Technology Licensing Manager EAME, Caterpillar

 

15:00 Refreshments and Wall of Ideas

 

15:30 An entrepreneur’s view of the real role of IP in starting a business

Michael Evans, CEO, Cambridge Carbon Capture               

                                                  

16:00 Sharing trade secrets with others

Donal O’Connell, former VP of R&D and Director of IP, Nokia

 

16:30 Refreshments

 

16:40 Why Do Companies Pledge Their Patents?
Panel Discussion - Donal O'Connell, former VP of R&D and Director of IP, Nokia, Michael Evans, CEO, Cambridge Carbon Capture, Patrick Farrant, Partner, Taylor Vinters and Marc Wilson, Director, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals   

 

17:10 Wrap-up and next steps for SIPF

 

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

 

 

The event is kindly supported by: 

 

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!

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

For further information please contact:

Lisa Barnett

T: +44 (0)1223 748267

E: lab82@cam.ac.uk