Cambridge Information & Intellectual Property Meeting 2020

Join us for our 5th Annual Cambridge Information and Intellectual Property Meeting where the focus is 'Maximising your IP Portfolio with 2020 Vision'.

Dates Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - Download as vCalendar
Venue Homerton College Conference Centre, Cambridge CB2 8PH
Website Event website

Event details:

CIIPM topics are built around our focus of using information to inform business decision making for those developing and commercialising technology-driven IP businesses.

Themes for 2020 include:
  • Ensuring best practice in building and maintaining your IP strategy.
  • Maximising your IP portfolio for licensing and monetising.
  • Using information published by others for 20-20 vision.

We will investigate strategies to create, build and maintain your IPRs to meet particular business goals. Although we tend to be patent centric, we will consider the full spectrum of IPRs – patents, designs, copyright, trademarks and trade secrets mesh together for a balanced portfolio.  This year, more companies than ever filed for trademarks in the UK.

We hope to get postgraduate posters again this year.  Our competition is open to all students researching IP management, IP analysis, IP data issues, IP strategy and policy.
Join us for the afternoon, or for the whole day to take advantage of our morning workshops.


'Software Licensing, the challenges and opportunities.'
Mark Collins, Chairman at Archipelago Technology and independent consultant.

'Value Creation from Innovative Technologies - Views from the Industrial Sharp End.'
Cathy J Curling, Curling Consulting.

'IP Protection Strategies: Chips for Starters.'
Dr Rob Mann, IP Manager, PragmatIC.

'Resistance isn’t futile: a searcher's experience of EPO oppositions.'
Robert Austin, Patent Information Analyst, Unilever PLC

'IP Implications of 3D Printing: past, present and future.'
Professor Dinusha Mendis, Co-Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM), University of Bournemouth.

Early-bird booking until 15 November 2020 - £125 + VAT
From 16 November 2020 - £155 + VAT

The Cambridge Information and Intellectual Property Meeting (CIIPM) was founded by Jane List and Stuart Newbold. CIIPM hosts an annual meeting and provides training in the IP matters and information search and analysis. The CIIPM annual meeting provides an opportunity for knowledge sharing for those engaged with the commercialisation of technologies using intellectual property, and those needing information to make legal and commercial decisions.