Materials Research Exchange 2022

Our IP specialists will be at this year’s Materials Research Exchange to provide their legal expertise coupled with expert materials knowledge to help industry players with their IP practices and questions.

Regarding the challenges faced by the materials industry, Jason Teng, partner and patent attorney at Potter Clarkson, comments:

Advanced materials like graphene, carbon fibre composites, ceramics, nanomaterials and biomaterials are increasingly being employed in almost every type of product, from cars and building materials to clothing and consumer electronics.

The next evolution in advanced materials will not stop at creating new materials. It will hinge on making them easier to use, forcing them to interact with other materials and technologies more effectively, making them less expensive and making it easier to adapt their forms and constituents.

The creation and implementation of a robust and specially created IP strategy will be key to unlocking the full commercial potential of these breakthrough materials."

Jason Teng will be presenting a case study at 12.15pm on the first day of the event entitled “Benefits of IP Protection in Commercialising Materials”. Later that afternoon, Potter Clarkson will be leading a masterclass on IP and R&D tax credit in the Faraday Room at 4pm. With a strong focus on materials technology, the masterclass will cover:

  • Aligning your IP strategy with your R&D and commercialisation process; Identifying and handling IP opportunities and risks at each stage; Making full use of your budget and time resources; and R&D tax relief consideration in the commercialisation process.

Jason will be joined by Alice Mortiboy and Jack Livsey at Stand 46 throughout the event. You can meet them to discuss any IP-related queries, including ways of identifying and securing IP rights and best practices for dealing with confidential information and trade secrets.

Further information of this event can be viewed here.

  • Business Design Centre