Strategic Intellectual Property Forum

Valuing IP inside out

Register now for the next event on 8 December 2015

Valuing IP Inside Out


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) earlier this year to help companies understand and exploit their IP.


Following feedback from the participants at the first SIPF, the second SIPF event on Tuesday 8th December 2015 will focus on IP valuation, which we intend broadly to cover not only approaches to valuing internal IP portfolios, but also the valuation or appraisal of external IP assets (e.g., when undergoing technology acquisitions). The half-day SIPF event will cover different perspectives on this topic from different industry sectors.


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


The CTM and Avidity IP are looking forward to welcoming you to the IfM on Tuesday, 8 December 2015!



Who should attend

The event 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. All talks will allow sufficient time for discussion.


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 click here to book a place.


Please note, if the event shows as fully booked, please email Holly Shaw ( to register your interest, you will then be placed on a waiting list.




13.00 Registration and refreshments

Welcome to the IfM

Professor Andy Neely (Head of IfM)

13.40 Welcome and introduction to IP valuation– Feedback from SIPF1 survey
Dr Frank Tietze (Centre for Technology Management, IfM), Dr Claudia M. Duffy (Associate Attorney, Avidity IP)


14.00 How to find value in University-generated IP
Dr Malcolm Grimshaw (Head of Physical Sciences, Cambridge Enterprise)

Leveraging IP assets

Anne McAleer (Patent Manager, Qualcomm Technologies International Ltd)





Refreshments and Wall of Ideas 



Medical devices and their IP stories  
Dr Michale Bouskila (IP Manager, Biomedical Research Centre, Cambridge University Hospitals)

16.00 Extracting value from IP by combining patent data with information from other sources
Nigel Swycher (CEO, Aistemos)




Refreshment break 


IP in social enterprises

Panel discussion involving all the speakers 

Chaired by Adrian Howson, CTO, Avidity IP


Wrap-up and way forward for SIPF3

Dr Frank Tietze (Centre for Technology Management, IfM) and Dr Claudia M. Duffy (Associate Attorney, Avidity IP)

17.15 Light snacks, drinks and networking



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