This SIPF event 'Small meets large – IP challenges' will be held on Thursday 1 December 2016. The half-day SIPF event will cover different perspectives on this topic from different industry sectors.
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) in 2015 to help companies understand and exploit their IP.
Further information on the event can be found here: http://www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk/events/sipf-dec/
Please join our LinkedIn group created specifically to form an IP community in the Cambridge area and beyond.
DRAFT AGENDA - To be updated shortly.
13:00 Registration and refreshments
13:30 Introduction to the day
Frank Tietze, Centre for Technology Management, IfM and Adrian Howson, AvidityIP
13:45 Welcome to the IfM, Open Innovation and IP
Tim Minshall, Head, Centre for Technology Management, IfM
14:00 David vs Goliath
John Nevard, Director of IP, Cambridge Display Technology
14:30 Moving forward together in R&D - collaboration between large industrials and smaller tech companies – an IP view from Caterpillar
Jo Costura, Intellectual Property Transaction and Technology Licensing Manager EAME, Caterpillar
15:00 Refreshments and Wall of Ideas
15:30 An entrepreneur’s view of the real role of IP in starting a business
Michael Evans, CEO, Cambridge Carbon Capture
16:00 Sharing trade secrets with others
Donal O’Connell, former VP of R&D and Director of IP, Nokia
16:40 Why Do Companies Pledge Their Patents? Panel Discussion - Donal O'Connell and Michael Evans
17:10 Wrap-up and next steps for SIPF Frank Tietze, Centre for Technology Management, IfM and Adrian Howson, AvidityIP