Intellectual property (IP) describes a wide variety of ‘creations of
the mind’ that are inherently intangible, often the result of creativity
and innovation which can be owned in a similar way to physical
property. The protection of the IP inherent in any new idea/ innovation
enables people to earn recognition or financial benefit from what they
invent or create; and in the university environment, facilitates
external investment to take an idea to market.
IP is protected in law, in a number of different forms including
patents, copyright, design rights and trademarks. Obtaining IP rights
involves different processes and requirements. The aim of this seminar
will be to explain how to identify what IP is protectable and to outline
the processes relating to these forms to obtain IP rights.
Lunch will be provided.
Optional one to one's with the University of Birmingham IP Team
There will also be an opportunity from 2-3pm for 1 to 1 meetings with
the University of Birmingham IP team to talk through any ideas and
innovations you may have. To book a 1.1 meeting with a member of the IP
team email firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Speaker:
Dr Chris Moore - HGF, Intellectual Property Specialists
Dr Chris Moore, Partner at HGF, will be delivering the Introduction
to Intellectual Property. HGF provides bespoke advice and support on
developing, registering, protecting and exploiting IPR through
patenting, trade-marks, design registrations, copyright and know-how.
Registration Essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-introduction-to-intellectual-property-tickets-38870161700