Strategic Intellectual Property Forum

Intellectual property (IP) is a key asset for many companies, but recent research reveals that UK companies lack awareness and capabilities to effectively manage IP.

Dates Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - Download as vCalendar
Venue Institute for Manufacturing, Alan Reece Building, 17 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge CB3 0FS
Contact Name Events Team
Contact Phone 01223 748 267
Website Event website

Event details:



12:30 - 13:30: Lunch

13:30 - 13:40:The future of UK manufacturing: Professor Sir Mike Gregory (Head of IfM)

13:40 - 14:00: Supporting the IP capabilities of the UK industry: Dr Frank Tietze (Centre for Technology Management, IfM), Dr Claudia M. Duffy (Associate Attorney, Avidity IP)

14:00 - 14:30: Innovation – academic research and its IP journey: Professor Henning Sirringhaus (Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge and Co-founder of Plastic Logic and Eight19)

14:30 - 15:00: Exploitation – how a university start-up utilises IP: Dr Eric Mayes (CEO, Endomagnetics)

15:00 - 15:15: Tea break

15:15 - 15:45: IP strategies from a VC's perspective: Dr Jason Pinto (Partner, Amadeus Capital)

15:45 - 16:15: Patent analytics – the use of patent data for strategic decision making:  Peter Evans (Informatics Data Manager / Assistant Economist, UKIPO)

16:15 - 16:45: The way forward:  Dr Frank Tietze (Centre for Technology Management, IfM) and Adrian Howson (CTO, Avidity IP)

16:45 – 18:00: Drinks and networking

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 by 1 July is required. Come along and engage in an expert community for discussions on strategic IP topics. We look forward welcoming you to the IfM!

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 This event is supported by:

Avidity IP      Cambridge Network Limited



The Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) provides a unique environment for the creation and sharing of new ideas and approaches to modern industrial practice.