Cambridge Network - Who owns (the Intellectual Property that underpins) your business?

  • Thursday, 18 March 2021, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Do you actually own the intellectual property that underpins your business? Are you sure? Are you really sure?

Ownership is the foundation of effective exploitation of IP. If you don't own, or at least have adequate rights to use the IP you plan to commercialise, your business could fail at the first hurdle.

The rules around ownership of IP are not straightforward, so it is not surprising that IP ownership issues are a common problem that is uncovered during due diligence. Don't assume that paying for something automatically gives ownership ... you'd be surprised how often that is not the case!

Attend this webinar if you want to understand the most common IP ownership problems and the impact they could have on your business and leave with practical steps that you can implement straightaway to help avoid these problems.

About the speaker

Stephen Carter of The Intellectual Property Works helps SMEs design and implement effective IP strategies to capture the value in the IP they are developing and to manage the risks presented by IP rights of others, as well as helping them understand the role IP plays in supporting the success of their growing business.

Stephen is a European and UK patent attorney with over 25 years of experience supporting the IP needs of clients ranging from start-ups to large corporations. He set up The Intellectual Property Works to give ambitious start-ups and SMEs access to high-quality IP advice, tailored to their commercial needs and budgets.

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Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst is the UK's leading open innovation campus with a focus on therapeutics.

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