Book now for the Cambridge Information & Intellectual Property Meeting

There’s still time to book for the Cambridge Information & Intellectual Property Meeting (#CIIPM6) being held on Wednesday 9th March at the Trinity Centre, Cambridge Science Park, CB4 0WF.

We have a great programme for you featuring speakers with in-depth IP knowledge in industries including animal health, medical devices, semiconductors and artificial intelligence. The speaker sessions will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

The theme for the panel discussion is ‘Disruption and the Innovation Lifecycle'. Innovation can be defined as ‘(the use of) a new idea or method’ (Cambridge English Dictionary). Many innovations can be protected through intellectual property rights.  

The theme can be interpreted very widely. We can consider 1) societal trends which drive innovation, and 2) technological innovations.  Both are potentially disruptive , ie. cause change.  That change could be negative or positive.

Currently two major disruptive (societal) trends are driving innovation - the COVID pandemic and global warming/climate change.  Legislative changes, government policy and funding availability drive innovation to specifically mitigate these major problems.

Disruptive technologies are those which, if implemented, can bring major change for industry and society.  New practices in the IP field are being facilitated by technological innovations such as artificial intelligence and digitization (defined as frontier technologies by WIPO).  These could lead to many disruptions within the IP management lifecycle, of which handling ‘big data’ and managing information flow are important aspects.

Our panellists will tackle these topics and share their views with you, and provide examples from their own diverse industry perspectives.

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