We are delighted to be partnering with Mathys & Squire to jointly organise a series of workshops on Intellectual Property. These workshops will cover a range of issues, starting with this general overview on the topic.
10:00 – 10:05 Welcome by TusPark UK
10:05 – 10:20 Shared Laboratory model of the Bio-Innovation Centre
• David Chaplin, General Manager of the Bio-Innovation Centre, TusPark UK
David will introduce the Co-working laboratory in the Bio-Innovation Centre. As the first shared lab space in the Cambridge Science Park, David will discuss the model and general information about the facility.
10:20 – 10:50 Intellectual Property (IP) essentials for Innovators
• Craig Titmus, Partner (Life Sciences), UK and European Patent Attorney
• James Pitchford, Partner (IT & Engineering), UK and European Patent Attorney
Craig and James will focus on how to identify and secure commercially relevant IP rights, including an overview of the various types of IP rights that are available to innovators (including IP rights that can arise automatically and might already exist). Particular emphasis will be placed on IP of most relevance to growth-stage companies as they scale up their commercial presence and expand their R&D activities.
This series of workshops are designed to be participatory: we’ll listen to feedback from our audience for suggestions about what other matters they would like us to address. Possible future topics around IP can also include: licensing, commercial agreements, investment, and mergers and acquisitions.