Advanced Engineering 2019
30 October 2019 to 31 October 2019 in Birmingham
Experts from Potter Clarkson will be at this year’s Advanced Engineering show to provide practical advice for industry players looking to sharpen their IP practices and protect their innovations for the long term.
Commenting on the current challenges facing businesses, Darren Mitchell, partner and patent attorney at Potter Clarkson, said:
“These are unique times for manufacturing and engineering firms, with greater technological convergence and an increasing number of non-traditional new market entrants across all areas of industry from medtech to automotive.
“Technology giants, such as Google and Uber, are spreading their tentacles into areas that were once the preserve of more traditional manufacturing and engineering players. Known for market disruption, the increasing presence of these ‘super-innovators’ is dictating a new pace of innovation in the sector. This makes for a more competitive marketplace and, arguably, a more litigious one, which means that effective patent protection and enforcement are more important than ever.”
The team will be based at Stand H19 and will be on hand to answer questions on a range of issues, including identifying and securing IP rights and what to do if a business discovers a copycat among its competitors.
Darren Mitchell added:
“It is vital that innovators know how to respond if they discover another business is using their idea for commercial gain. We can advise on the best strategies for stopping copycat competitors in their tracks, as well as what to do if your business is facing an accusation of IP infringement.”
Darren will be giving a talk on “Gearing up for litigation in the automotive industry’” on the first day at 10.05 am.
Further information of this event can be viewed here (Links to external website)