Thursday 13 April 2023

M-SParc's World IP Day Seminar: whom you can meet and what you can learn


Jane Lambert

I explained the importance of Word Intellectual Property Day and outlined Menai Science Park's plans to celebrate it in World Intellectual Property Day 2023 on 27 Jan 2023.  I introduced Anna Roberts of and mentioned some of the topics that we shall discuss in World Intellectual Property Day - M-SParc's Lunchtime Seminar on 9 April 2023.  In this article, I shall introduce the other speakers, anticipate what they will each talk about and advise readers on how they can register for, and participate in, the event.

As I said in my previous articles, the theme of this year's World Intellectual Property Day is "Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity." The word "accelerating" is significant because it connotes contribution and cooperation, The seminar will focus not on matters that only interest women but on contributions from innovative and creative women that interest everybody.

For that reason, we offer an all-female panel.  The organizer of this year's IP Day event (like all previous ones) will be Emily Roberts, the Science Park's Outreach & Community Manager. The main speakers will be Anna Roberts whom I mentioned above, Anna Burke, Managing Director of Animated Technologies and Louise Carr, a patent attorney with Cameron IP.  I will introduce the speakers and chair the discussion. We also look forward to interventions and questions from the floor.

Emily is anxious for this event to be relevant and useful to everyone who attends.  She has found that many people who could have benefited from events like this one have been deterred by the fear that the topic will be too abstract or remote. She requires us to focus on the basics of intellectual property and illustrate its importance with real-life examples.

That is why Emily has invited two entrepreneurs to talk about their businesses.  They will identify the assets that give and Animated Technologies an advantage over their competitors. They will tell us how they protect their investment in those assets.  In response to any issues that may arise in the presentations or in enquiries from the floor, Louise will tell us how she and other attorneys can help.  I can chip in on any issues that the other panellists do not cover.

I will remain at the Science Park for a little while after the seminar in case someone wants a one-to-one conversation on a matter that he or she would prefer not to mention in public.  For those who are attending the event online, I shall be happy to make an appointment to talk by video link or phone.

If you want to attend this event you can do so by completing the Eventbrite card.  We are all looking forward to this event, seeing old acquaintances again and maybe making new ones. If you have any questions, call me on +44 (0)20 7404 5252 during office hours or send me a message through my contact form.

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