Most successful businesses are built on well managed intangible assets link intellectual property (IP) and academics are increasingly encouraged to utilise their research for societal and commerce benefits. IP is used all the time, perhaps without realising it. Whether it is a patent, the name of your company, branded products, website or a design, the value of IP can far outweigh the value of your physical assets.
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) helps innovators and entrepreneurs understand how IP can create value from their ideas, turning inspiration into realisation. This includes packaging IP innovation from academia into licence and spin out opportunities for impact.
Background – This workshop aims to give participants a good overview of intellectual property and has been designed for a wide range of stakeholders including SMEs and academics interested in applying their research.
Workshop Description – The audience is broken up into small teams and presented with a series of scenarios in which intellectual property is crucial to a business. Once the teams have debated a scenario amongst themselves, the Intellectual Property Office speaker(s) take the audience through the answers to the problem.
Support material – Workshop booklets will be provided alongside other relevant literature relating to the course content.
Level of expertise – Basic to intermediate.
Framework – The workshop is facilitated by the Intellectual Property Office (3 hours approximately).
Outcome – Participants will gain a good understanding of trade marks, patents, copyright and designs.