Intellectual Property & Learning Your Market
The second seminar of 2012 in the "Practical Guide to Business Start-up" seminar series
Join the Converge Project team for this essential FREE live and online event for those wishing to start up their own business.
WIth applications now open to take part in the 2012 Converge Challenge (www.hw.ac.uk/convergechallenge), this two-in-one seminar discusses protecting your idea, and marketing it to your target audience.
Refreshments will be available outside the seminar room 11.45am.
Seminar 1 (12.15pm – 1.15pm)
Important Aspects of Intellectual Property: Russell Thom, a Patents Director from European Patent and Trademark Attorneys, Murgitroyd & Company, will discuss what you need to know, what you need to do, and what you need to avoid when protecting your intellectual property.
Russell joined Murgitroyd & Company in 2000 and is based in the company’s Glasgow office. He was appointed as a Director, Patents in 2008 and has a leading role in the management of the company’s life sciences team, as well as responsibility for risk management issues across the company. He also contributes regularly to www.eupatent.com, Murgitroyd & Company's sister website which details the latest developments in the European patent field.
Murgitroyd & Co: http://www.murgitroyd.com/
Seminar 2 (1.30pm – 2.30pm)
Learning Your Market Led by Mark Zwinderman, co-founder and Commercialisation Director of Surface Active solutions, this seminar will help you focus in on the market areas most relevant to your idea, and consider the best ways to approach your market.
Mark Zwinderman is co-founder and Commercialisation Director of Surface Active Solutions as well as being a Managing Director of Aboleo Ltd. Mark founded his first company in 2000 as a spin-out from Edinburgh Napier University. Since then he has become a serial entrepreneur bringing to market to market micro-emulsion technologies for the oil & gas and healthcare industries. Mark has raised over £800K worth of funding from grants and debt funding. And has achieved over £3.5 million worth of sales revenue over the past 7 years.
To register, please select whether you would like to join us at Heriot-Watt in person, or if you would like to watch the seminar online from your PC or laptop.
To come in person, please select which of the sessions you would like to attend. You are welcome to come to both, but as seating will be limited, please ensure you register for both seminars to ensure space is available. this seminar will be in the Postgraduate Centre, Room PGC 2.01.
To view online, plase select Webinar viewing. Instructions on how to access the live stream will be emailed to you closer to the time. You will be able to dip in and out of the stream at your leisure, and it will be available to view online afterwards for a limited time.
*Please note that this seminar will be streamed live and recorded for later viewing. If you have any concerns about being filmed, please contact us before booking your ticket.*
When & Where
Research & Enterprise Services
Supporting Research and Enterprise Excellence in Heriot-Watt
Research & Enterprise Services (RES) - the knowledge transfer, research development and commercialisation department for Heriot-Watt University;
• Providing research support and commercialisation services
• Promoting and developing links between industry and academia
• Promoting collaborative research
• Promoting University expertise, services to industry, technology licensing, training and consultancy services