We had four excellent talks last week at the 7th Strategic IP Forum in Cambridge. Many thanks to all participants and particularly our speakers. Thanks to Alison McGhee from F-Star @Fstar_Biotech for sharing insight into their learning journal for developing a modular IP business model for their platform technology and applications. Massive thanks als to Quentin Harmer from Endomag @endomag for his inspriring talk about IP business models in the pharma and medtech industries with excellent case studies. We then had the chance to learn from Joan Beckner from Schlumberger about IP challenges in a completely different industry, i.e. oil exploration and production. Thank you for the very insightful talk getting us thinking about territorial IP challenges. Last, but certainly not least, thanks to Kevin Fournier from IBM @IBM telling us about his work on Blockchain patenting. We very much enjoyed learning more about the technology as szcg and bits-and-pieces that are potentially patentable, i.e. the patent races going on. We look forward to welcoming participants again to the 8th Strategic IP Forum in 2019.
We are looking forward to welcoming speakers from Edomag, F-Start, Schlumberger and IBM to the 7th Strategic IP Forum with the theme „IP for successful business models“. More details about the programme available here:
If you want to come along, register your place at:
We look forward to another exciting SIPF at the IfM premisses in Cambridge.
Very excited that Simon Watin, Design Coordinator @ArtemisRacing will be speaking about „Keeping the edge in competitive sailing : America’s Cup and the cult of secrecy“ at our next Strategic IP Forum #SIPF on 22 February themed „Changing IP Cultures“ @IfMCambridge @Cambridge_Eng @Cambridge_Uni .
Take a look at the agenda of our 6th SIPF on „Changing IP Cultures“ with four exciting speakers here:
Or register for a ticket here.
We are very much looking forward to the next SIPF in the afternoon on Thursday, 22 February at the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge. The programme is taking shape with excellent speakers from ThyssenKrupp, AstraZeneca, Artemis and Williams F1 Advanced Engineering. Take a look at the programme here.
You can also directly book your ticket here.
The Strategic IP Forum is a regular event for manufacturing firms and the Cambridge IP community to discuss IP and innovation in the manufacturing industries. SIPF is organized by the Innovation and IP Management (IIPM) research group at the Centre for Technology Management.
Thanks to everyone for coming along to today’s fifth Strategic IP Forum at the IfM and particular our excellent speakers from BenevolentAI (Gareth Jones), Microsoft (Patricia Christias), Eagle Genomics (Anthony Finbow), the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (Ross Rounsevell) and Martin Callinan (Source Code Control Ltd).
Very glad to announce that Patricia Christia from Microsoft agreed to come and talk at our Strategic IP Forum on Thursday. She will provide an introduction to Mircosoft’s Azure IP programme.
Very glad to confirm Ross Rounsevell from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, who will share his perspective on „Opportunities and challenges in academic informatics commercialisation“. We look forward to another interesting event with lots of discussions this time on IP strategies for software. Further details here.
Very glad to confirm two speakers for the next Strategic IP Forum on 18 May, which will focus on IP strategis in and for software. Further details and registration for this free event available here.
Gareth Jones – VP Intellectual Property, BenevolentAI
Gareth is VP Intellectual Property at BenevolentAI, the largest private AI company in Europe and one of the top five largest private AI companies in the world. BenevolentAI is applying AI technology to enhance and accelerate scientific innovation, and has already achieved major breakthroughs in human health and entered into license agreements with some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Gareth was previously Head of IP for SwiftKey, where he built and scaled IP operations in preparation for one of the largest UK tech exits in 2015/16. He has a background in technical leadership and software development, and experience with IBM, Vodafone, and Microsoft.
Martin Callinan – Founder, Source Code Control Ltd
Martin has over 20 years experience providing organisations with strategies to manage business risks associated with open source software such as IP compliance, security vulnerability management and procurement. He is actively involved in the open source software industry to help create best practices and industry standards for the adoption and management of open source based software through organisations such as TechUK and OpenUK Industry Association for Software Asset Management.
A short article about our last Strategic IP Forum.
We had a full house yesterday for the fourth Strategic IP Forum at the IfM Cambridge with a focus on IP challenges in collaborative innovation projects between large and small firms. Many thanks to all four speakers: John Nevard (CDT), Jo Costura (Caterpillar), Michael Evans (Cambridge Carbon Capture) and Donal O’Connell (Chawton Innovation Services). Watch out for the announcement for the next SIPF in 2017!
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The fourth SIPF will take place in the afternoon on Thursday, 1 December at the IfM with a theme on „Small meets Large – IP Challenges“. First confirmed speakers are Jo Costura (Caterpillar), Donal O’Connell (formerly Nokia) and Michael Evans (Cambridge Carbon Capture). Further details are available here https://lnkd.in/bCNVJzy or register for the free event here https://lnkd.in/bt3T7BY.