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Frameworks: "Intellectual Property Tactics for Start-ups"
Thursday, March 24, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (GMT)
Belfast, United Kingdom
By NI Intellectual Property Association
Today’s competitive environment has made it increasingly difficult and important to stay ahead of the competition by adapting a coherent approach to Intellectual Property and the exploitation of the advantages IP can provide them with. In order to exploit this in the company's favour, it is essential that the basics of IP is known and identified. The workshop will help to demystify any common concerns with IP and give a broad understanding of the topic.
The workshop will be led by Mark Earnshaw, Director of Patents, Murgitroyd & Co and Alan Wallace, Partner, FR Kelly & Co, experts in the field of IP including Patenting and copyright.
Date: Thursday 24th March 2011
Time: 08.00AM – 8.30AM Registration
08.30AM – 09.30AM Programme
09.30AM – 10.00AM Q&A
Cost: Free of charge
Contact: Meagan Blanton
Programme Manager, NISP CONNECT
Northern Ireland Science Park
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9073 7806, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Breakfast will be provided for participants
Who should attend?
Entrepreneur workshops are a series of professional development programmes schedulked throughout the year. Attendees are generallt founders, CEOs and managers involved in strategic business growth as well as scientists or technoloy experts considering a business start-up.
About the Speakers
Mark is a UK, Irish and European Patent and Trade Mark attorney based in Belfast. He has twenty years experience in all aspects of Intellectual Property, and has worked with many local individuals and SMEs, as well as universities and multi-international companies. Well known local clients include The Queen's University of Belfast and Wrightbus.
As well as filing and prosecuting UK and overseas patent applications, Mark also advises clients on the commercial use of their Intellectual Property, and IP portfolio licensing and management.
Alan is a European Patent Attorney, and Community Trade Mark Attorney. He joined F. R. Kelly & Co in 1995 and became a partner in 2006.
Based in Belfast, he handles a wide range of patent, design, copyright and trade mark matters for local and international clients.
Alan’s areas of technical expertise include mechanical, electrical, electronic and software-related fields. In addition to drafting and prosecuting patent applications, he provides clients with services relating to patent searching, patentability, patent infringement, licensing, confidentiality, trade marks, copyright and designs. He also provides advice on strategies for protecting IP and on setting up in-house IP procedures, as well as dealing with any other IP queries that may arise
About NISP's Frameworks Entrepreneur Workshops
NISP offers ongoing educational opportunities for entrepreneurs building and growing innovative hitech, biotech or cleantech companies and offers member companies the opportunity to provide expert content to a responsive, interactive audience.
Many of today’s business founders and future entrepreneurs have scientific and technical backgrounds but have had limited experience in industry, so they often lack exposure to critical information which is essential to leading a start-up. To fill this gap, NISP offers Frameworks Entrepreneur Workshops to provide these bright leaders with the vocabulary, foundations and framework around which they can build awareness of the many disciplines they will oversee as “C” level managers”
When & Where
NISP CONNECT is an independent, non-profit organisation that supports the development of innovative technologies and early stage companies through a series of educational seminars, mentorship programmes, capital competitions, and public policy advocacy. The programmes are driven by the findings of the Northern Ireland Knowledge Economy Index (KEI) and are guided by the pro bono contributions of experienced entrepreneurs and executives.
NISP CONNECT accelerates the growth of knowledge-based companies by acting as an honest, neutral broker and aims to catalyse the commercialisation of world-class research and intellectual property. A joint effort between the Northern Ireland’s academic research base, the University of Ulster, Queens University Belfast, AFBI (Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute), and Northern Ireland’s private sector, the CONNECT programmes are designed to facilitate a culture of collaboration between the region’s highest quality science and technology entrepreneurs, research institutions, professional services providers and investors.