Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Cambridge-based Strategic Intellectual Property Forum tackles IP valuation

This July the University of Cambridge's Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), together with local law practice Avidity IP, launched the Strategic Intellectual Property Forum, this being a new IP community that seeks to help companies in the Cambridge area and beyond to obtain a better understanding of intellectual property and how to exploit it on a commercial and strategic basis.

The Forum's second event, ‘Valuing IP Inside Out’, takes place next Tuesday, 8 December.  Hosted by the IfM, it has put together a panel of speakers that includes Aistemos CEO Nigel Swycher as well as Dr Michale Bouskila (IP Manager, Biomedical Research Centre, Cambridge University Hospitals), Dr Malcolm Grimshaw, Head of Physical Sciences, Cambridge Enterprise), Anne McAleer (Patent Manager, Qualcomm Technologies International) and Professor Andy Neely (Head, Institute for Manufacturing).

This half-day event will focus on IP valuation, looking at how companies in a variety of industry sectors should value both their own internal IP portfolios and other people’s IP assets – which is crucial when carrying out technology acquisitions. The Forum will give participants an opportunity to hear from and discuss these topics with some of the region’s leading experts and practitioners.

The event is specially designed for decision-makers and IP managers in businesses of all sizes, with VPs of Technology, Heads of IP and Licensing Executives already registered.  Attendance is free of charge, although pre-event registration is required.

For further details and registration just click here.

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