GEIC-Potter Clarkson Intellectual Property Workshop

06 March 2019 in Manchester, UK

Potter Clarkson will be presenting the first of a series of workshops on intellectual property at the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC). Potter Clarkson is an official affiliate partner of the GEIC.

Since graphene was first isolated at the University of Manchester in 2004, the graphene and two-dimensional materials industry has grown from strength to strength, but there continues to be challenges and opportunities in identifying new commercially viable production methods and applications, as the industry approaches the tipping point for these unique materials.

Intellectual property (IP) rights are fundamental to the successful commercialisation of innovative technology, and is crucial in protecting businesses from competitors. The focus of the workshop will be on ways of protecting your ideas and identifying IP issues and opportunities in the areas of graphene and two-dimensional materials.

The workshop will be followed by a networking lunch from 12:15 to 13:15 and complimentary one-to-one meetings with Potter Clarkson attorneys from 13:15 onwards. Advance bookings of the one-to-one meetings are recommended.

If you have any questions relating to the workshop or would like to arrange a one-to-one meeting please email Jason Teng at enquiries-geic@potterclarkson.com.

To book your place, please visit the event page here.


Time   Topics Speakers
8:45   Registration and networking  
9:15   Opening remarks  
9:35   An overview of intellectual property law Jason Teng, Patent Attorney, Potter Clarkson
10:05   UMIP’s role in IP commercialisation and technology transfer Natalie Mera-Pirttijarvi, Commercialisation Executive, UMIP
10:35   Coffee break  
10:45   IP harvesting in graphene and 2d materials Craig Brownlie, Patent Attorney, Potter Clarkson
11:15   Case study: Identifying IP issues and opportunities Craig Brownlie, Jason Teng
11:55   Q & A Craig Brownlie, Jason Teng, Natalie Mera-Pirttijarvi
12:10   Closing remarks  
12:15   Networking lunch  
13:15   One-to-one meetings with Potter Clarkson attorneys  

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