R&D is an expensive business – Research and Development spend in the UK was £31.6 billion in 2015, and R&D expenditure represented 1.68% of GDP, up from 1.66% in 2014 (source: ONS).
While 25% of R&D spend came from the higher education sector and 7% from Government and Research Councils, the majority - a massive 66% of this investment, was made by businesses. But there are easy ways that these companies could be accessing even more money to invest in R&D.
Of course R&D delivers benefits in the form of process efficiencies, new products, intellectual property which can be protected and monetized, and is a is source of long term competitive advantage. But the UK government also encourages R&D through significant tax benefits – so
why are so many businesses still not claiming enough tax relief for R&D?
Brian Williamson, Managing Director at Jumpstart, the UK’s leading tax credit specialists, joins us for this webinar where he will discuss:
- Why the government cares about R&D investment
- The common “white coat” misconception companies have about R&D
- How to get your accountant or auditor to think like a scientist
- Why companies ranging from startups to multinational companies are leaving money on the table and the options available for claiming it back.
Join Laura Schoppe, President of Fuentek, a consulting firm specializing in IP asset management, tech transfer and commercialization - on Wednesday 11th January to find out how you can improve the ROI of your intellectual property by using patent data.
In this session, you will learn how to get early market feedback, and develop new commercial opportunities for your IP. Laura will provide practical, actionable advice on:
- Readiness Assessment for Market Planning (RAMP)
- Identifying potential collaborators and licensees
- Verifying market fit and collecting feedback
- Developing a licensing / commercialization strategy for your IP
There will also be time for a live Q&A, so if you have any questions about commercializing your IP, this is a great opportunity to speak to an expert.
The People’s Republic of China (PRC) represents a massive market opportunity for ambitious businesses, but issues can quickly arise around supply chain management, partnerships, and distribution. When valuable intellectual property is concerned, it’s important to maximise commercial opportunities in China whilst also safeguarding and enforcing your rights as an IP owner.
Join Dan Plane, Director at Simone Intellectual Property Services (SIPS) for practical advice on doing business in China – from identifying reliable manufacturers and suppliers, to working with distribution partners and managing the practicalities of licensing agreements in a radically different culture. In this webinar Dan will give practical recommendations for intellectual property owners on best practice gained from years of experience of working and advising clients in PRC.
Simone IP Services is an intellectual property consultancy and trademark agency established by senior IP professionals with deep expertise in Greater China and Asia region IP matters.
China is becoming one of the major technology and patent generators and are already filing more patents than the US and Europe. It is essential for intellectual property owners to understand the truth and the myths surrounding IP in China, and this webinar is essential listening for any individual or company looking to better understand intellectual property rights in China.
In this webinar, you will learn that IP and its enforcement in China is much more advanced than most people realise:
1. IP law in China is of a high quality by global standards.
2. The quality, cost and timeliness of the “rights” (patents and trademarks) granted to foreign firms under Chinese law compare well with the rest of the world.
3. Enforcement of patent rights is much cheaper and faster than in most developed countries. The courts, including the IP Tribunal of the Supreme Court, are handing down some very sophisticated judgement.
4. About 95% of the foreign companies litigating their patents in China win their cases
To dive deeper into this topic, we will be joined by our guest speaker, Ian Harvey, former CEO, BTG plc and Course Professor, Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is currently involved in development of IP in China and is pressing for the teaching of IP as part of a strategy in business school programmes worldwide.
TeVido BioDevices uses the innovative process of 3D bioprinting living human cells for use as implants or grafts for use in reconstructive surgery and wound care, for example in post-surgery care for cancer patients.
TeVido uses a simple yet sophisticated approach to produce living tissue products - inkjet printers modified to print cells instead of ink.
In this live webinar, Dr. Scott Collins, CTO and VP of Research and Development at TeVido, will explain TeVido’s innovation journey, from concept, through research and prototying, to funding, patenting, and testing the company’s highly innovative offering in the field of biotechnology.
Join us for an interactive webinar with Dylan O. Adams, a Senior Patent Attorney and Amazon Bestselling Author of "Patents Demystified: An Insider's Guide to Protecting Ideas and Inventions."
His book, Patents Demystified, is the Official Patent Guide of The American Bar Association and is used at Top Universities Including Harvard and Stanford. As a senior patent attorney, Dylan has experience with U.S. and foreign patents in a wide variety of technology fields, including software, computer hardware and biotechnology.
In this webinar, we will explore which patent protection strategy best fits your business goals, both short and long-term. We will discuss best practices on how to work with your patent attorneys to craft the strategy that fits current and future budget constraints, and how you can easily leverage your patent assets and derive the most value from them.
Highly-publicised data breaches – like the 70 million US citizens affected by the Anthem health insurer hack in 2015 – are symptomatic of the increased attention paid by hackers of every stripe to the valuable data held in organisational IT infrastructure, both in-house and outsourced. Demonstrating the worrying results of compromised third party access to your network, this webinar will show that once a breach occurs, how it can escalate and the potential devastating consequences to data integrity and infrastructure uptime. Attendees will come away with a solid understanding of where and how attackers look to break in and, more importantly, what to address to ensure third parties entering your organisation are correctly controlled, monitored and secured.Read more >
Navigating Change: The Dynamic Environment for Intellectual Property Planning in association with DeloitteRead more >
In a knowledge economy, intellectual property (IP) is increasingly important, but what are intellectual property rights and how do you use them? This presentation from Matt Dixon will give a whistle-stop overview of the kinds of intellectual property protection available to British companies, and how these can be used to secure the value of a business. The presentation covers trade marks, patents, copyright, registered designs and confidential information and aims to give business executives enough understanding that they can identify the intellectual property issues in their own business and seek relevant advice.
Matt Dixon is a partner in the London office of Harrison Goddard Foote. Matt’s expertise covers the technical areas of physics, engineering, electronics and software. Matt works with many high growth technology businesses, particularly in the UK innovation hubs of London, Cambridge and Southampton, helping companies develop effective intellectual property strategies. Matt is a member of the Council of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, a member of the Advisory Panel of Ideas21, a not-for-profit organisation supporting British innovators, and is a regular speaker on intellectual property issues for business. In 2009, Matt was recognised by Intellectual Asset Management magazine as one of the world's leading intellectual property strategists.
Inherent in a more open information environment are potential risks that intellectual assets can be compromised to the detriment of the company and its stakeholders. These Intellectual assets contribute enormously to Air Products competitive advantage. Shash Patel will present a case study combining effective IT governance, information security management and risk mitigation strategies with the objective to protect and secure intellectual assets. You will also learn how to practically apply the framework to your business.
Shash is currently Director of Intellectual Asset Protection and Data Privacy reporting to Air Products’ Chief Risk Officer.
His previous role was Global Director of IT Security, Compliance and Risk Management from 2006 to 2008. Prior to that, Shash helped to establish Air Product’s IT / Business Relationship efforts leading to, in 2004, taking over leadership of the Global IT Account Management Team, comprising of business and process account managers and functional leadership of IT in International Regions and management of IT MA&D activities.
In a varied career he has worked on IT related assignments within Air Products’ Plant Operations, Engineering and European Chemicals Divisions, which included 2 years in the US as a Project Manager and 4 years based in the Netherlands as a Computer Systems Manager.
During the 3rd part of our digital use case series, we will explains how a large steel factory protects its intellectual property from being stolen through hacks.Read more >
This webinar will focus on best practices when licensing out intellectual property to avoid any potential litigation risks later on. Owen will be discussing a variety of ways in which you can construct a licensing agreement and techniques to ensure both sides get a good deal.
This session is presented by Owen Nicholson, Head of Growth at IN-PART. Owen was previously Operations Manager for the Dyson Robotics Lab and External Research Programme Manager for Dyson
Managing IP’s upcoming webinar ‘Effective obviousness arguments in district court and PTAB’, held in association with McAndrews, Held & Malloy, will take place on November 4 at 5:00pm London time (12pm Eastern/11am Central/9am Pacific).
In this webinar speakers will discuss:
•Obviousness: the evolving legal standard and its policy rationale
•What PTAB/district data tells us (does not tell us) about trends in obviousness holdings
•Patent holder tactics to combat obviousness during prosecution and after
•Strategies for challenging and defending a patent with no validity presumption and a broadest reasonable interpretation
•Best practices for petitioners at the PTAB and defendants in litigation
•Practical tips for deploying and combating the objective indicia of non-obviousness
•Robert A. Surrette, President, McAndrews, Held & Malloy
•Mary Elizabeth Mauro, Intellectual Property Counsel, Stryker Corporation
•Michael Loney, Americas editor, Managing IP (moderator)
Prior to making an investment in a start-up, investors look to ensure that the team, product, and market aspects are all strong. They then carry out due diligence to expose and plan for potential risks. These usually include financial and legal risks, but more and more investors are focusing on intellectual property too.
PatSnap will be teaming up with Jon Calvert, Managing Director at ClearView IP, to discuss what aspects should be considered when beginning due diligence and how a rigorous approach can secure a greater likelihood of realising substantial investment returns.
In this webinar we will explore:
- What kind of intellectual property does a startup actually have?
- How do I know if the intellectual property position is strong?
- What kind of things should be on my intellectual property due diligence check list?
- How can I put a financial value on the intellectual property?
Tego’s technology embeds data and documents directly on an asset, creating business intelligence and powering the internet of things.
By 2020, an estimated 50 billion devices, robots, and sensors will be connected to the internet, and to each other. These devices are impacting every aspect of how we work and live, in what is being described as the 4th industrial revolution.
Timothy Butler, CEO of Tego, will share how the company's intellectual property strategy began to take shape while the Tego was still a very early stage startup. He'll discuss how Tego's IP strategy has evolved as the company has grown, and share insights on best practice for SMEs when managing their IP.
Welcome to PatSnap. In this initial onboarding webinar, emphasis will be put on understanding the core aspects of intellectual property and applying this to the fundamental tools and features within our system.
You’ll leave these sessions understanding how to:
•Perform basic searches on PatSnap, using IPC’s and boolean operators
• How to filter your search results to ensure only the most relevant patents appear
• Customising your account settings
• Identify individual sections of a patent document, (patent families, citation analysis etc...)
• Utilise your research efforts by saving and sharing your work, building basic lists, or downloading full patent documents.
Intellectual property can account for 70% of a company’s valuation, conflicting views exist on the best way to value patents and IP portfolios, or even whether they can be valued at all.
Dr. Dierk-Oliver Kiehne, CEO at InTraCoM GmbH, a leading patent valuation consultancy, joins us on 8th February to discuss the various ways in which patents can be valued, as well as the benefits and disadvantages of the various approaches.
He will explain how a better understanding of patent valuations can help to support an organisation's strategic goals and suggest ways in which patent portfolio owners can measure and track the value of their patents. There will also be a Q&A session at the end of this webinar where our audience can put their questions to our expert speaker.
This webinar is essential viewing for all patent owners who are interested in understanding patent valuations, regardless of the scale of their business or portfolio.
Loss of IP Can Cost Companies Millions – or Even the Business. Join this Webcast to Learn How to Protect Data in the Internet of Things
Attackers often use reverse engineering to locate software vulnerabilities that they then
can exploit to create counterfeit products, steal sensitive data, or tamper with for sabotage and espionage purposes.
In IoT and embedded systems, this can lead to serious and dangerous hacks, as recent attacks on safety-critical automotive components have shown. How can developers protect against such attacks?
This webcast will discuss widely vetted industry standards and solutions to protect software integrity against cyber violations and safeguard the intellectual property. The webcast will provide a brief overview of the TPM and how it is being used to create secured code and licenses. Attendees will learn how these licenses can be bound to a secure element and integrated into existing business processes. Speakers from TCG members Infineon and WIBU also will answer questions about this approach.
As the value of intellectual property assets has become more widely recognized within corporations, in boardrooms and even in mainstream media, it has rapidly emerged as a viable new asset class that has attracted certain investors. As such, the market has seen the introduction of various intellectual property-centric private equity funds ranging from entities that acquire pools of patents for defensive reasons to entities that invest in companies with valuable intellectual property assets. Three of the world’s leading strategists according to IAM magazine, Raymond Millien of PCT Companies, Abha Divine of Techquity Capital Management, and David Ruder of RPX Corp. will lend their expertise and insight on the following:
* How do IP and private equity mix?
* Who are the investors?
* How are investments identified?
* What are the various IP investment vehicles?
* How are funds attempting to seek ROI for their investors?
Many people believe R&D and IP can no longer work independently. Although they are in different departments, their goals are essentially the same and both are responsible for shaping and realising a company’s vision. Working separately leads to qualitative filing without having an intact strategy.
Jarrod Britton, Head of Product Support at PatSnap will be exploring possible workflow management tools and systems to ensure maximum collaboration within your organisation.
- Why collaboration is crucial for both IP and R&D
- Top tips for workflow management & establishing a collaborative IP strategy
- How PatSnap supports IP and R&D communication
This webinar is essential for anyone that wants to increase productivity throughout their teams and increase cross-collaboration.
In these times of economic uncertainty when financing is sparse, investors need to look for alternative strategies and financing options for their portfolio companies. In this session, we will explore various options for non-dilutive funding rounds, including evaluating the many options for utilizing their intellectual property.
Richard C. Hsu
Partner and Chair, Technology Licensing Practice Group
Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP
Andrew T. Ramer
Ocean Tomo Auctions, LLC
Managing General Partner
Grand Banks Capital
Jon M. Herzog
Partner, Private Equity and Technology Group
Goodwin Procter LLP
Welcome to Advanced PatSnap onboarding. In today’s webinar we will be taking the next steps in learning more about the platform, not only identifying helpful tools, but also establishing value. In today’s session we will be:
• Identifying innovation opportunities to increase ROI on R&D investment
• Highlight potential freedom to operate regions, looking at grant and litigation data using live patent landscapes
• Understand what aspects of PatSnap can reduce litigation and infringement risk throughout your business plan.
• Evaluate licencing and collaboration partners
All companies have some form of Intellectual Property, but awareness of what IP consists of, how you can protect it and how you can gain from investing in IP is very limited. This Webcast will help business leaders understand their own IP position better, and hopefully provide ideas on how to protect and monetise that IP. We will include the findings from a number of business case studies that Knowledge Peers have researched, together with the chance to ask an expert live and online about your own IP position".
Better understanding of your IP position
Ideas for protecting and monetising your IP more effectively
Present your questions live to an IP expert
Adrian worked in private practice for several years before moving into the corporate patent department of a multinational pharmaceutical company, where he was employed as Senior Patent Counsel. In this role, he was responsible for providing IP support to five research and development facilities across Europe and in doing so, gained wide experience in managing all IP-related aspects of product development, from the initiation of development to launch. He joined W.P. Thompson & Co. in 2009, becoming a Partner in the same year. He is qualified as both a Chartered Patent Attorney and a European Patent Attorney. Adrian read Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Warwick, graduating with a BSc (Hons) and has lived and worked in Japan.
Are European companies equally successful when filing at the USPTO as their US counterparts? What is their biggest threat when filing a patent application at the USPTO?
In this webinar we will use statistics on art units, examiners, Office actions, RCE’s and law firms to tell you a real story on how the USPTO works and how you can benefit from this knowledge.
Patent Quality. It is not as common as you might think!
Getting your patent applications right matters more than anything else you will do in patent prosecution. If you start out with a bad quality, you will likely never end up good … with potentially disastrous consequences to your company or client. In this webinar we will discuss how you can improve your patent application drafts utilising the many special tools available in the LexisNexis PatentOptimizer® solution. We will focus on some of the unique aspects of PCT and EPO practice, provide some contrast to US practice, as well as call out some of the major pitfalls encountered in all three offices. Even if you are not a current subscriber to the PatentOptimizer solution, you are bound to learn something of value for your practice.