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Friday 29 January 2021

This workshop will provide you with the necessary knowledge around Intellectual Property. Too often businesses have a limited knowledge about what IP actually means and protects, which can lead to the non-optimal exploitation of one of the most important assets of a business. It will not only give you an overview of what protection might be required but might also support attracting investment or collaborations.

Derek Palmer hopes that by breaking down the barriers around Intellectual Property, you will be better equipped to use the intellectual assets of your business to provide and deliver innovative product and services.

Who should attend?

This workshop is suitable for SMEs, Sole Traders, Artists, Product Development Managers or anyone tasked with developing a product or identifying new product or service opportunities.

The session will cover a range of areas including:

• Copyright

• Patent

• Trademarks

• Design Registration

• Know-how and trade secrets

At the end of the session you will:-

• Be aware of the main IP rights

• Know the relevant IP rights for the creative sector

• Have an insight into the do’s and don’t of IP management

• Be aware of how IP adds value to a business

About the Speaker

Dr Derek Palmer is the managing partner of an intellectual property management company Prospect IP and an experienced Intellectual Property (IP) and innovation practitioner with a strong entrepreneurial background.

Over the past 20 years he has had first-hand experience in starting, securing equity finance, developing and commercialising IP rich businesses and has a clear understanding of how IP should be managed and how it adds value to a business. Derek has worked with numerous clients (Universities, businesses and the investment community) in the UK, US, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

He is also an honorary professor of intellectual property and innovation at Nottingham Trent University and a visiting fellow at Gloucestershire Business School.

ProspectIP, an established intellectual property (IP) management company that provides an innovative range of IP management services to businesses, universities and research organisations in the UK and abroad will be delivering an IP awareness workshop in conjunction with STEAMhouse on the importance of IP in the creative sector.

Identifying what intellectual assets a business owns, how it evaluates, protects and manages these assets is key to the success of the business