Intellectual Property Workshop

Join IRDG’s workshop on Intellectual Property in Citywest Hotel, Dublin on Tuesday 27th January 2015 (9.00am to 4.30pm).  The workshop will be facilitated by Dr. John P. Mc Manus, IP Specialist (profile below).

An early bird rate is available until December 19th 2014 – booking window at the bottom of this page.

With an ever increasing focus on innovation as a driver of business success, many companies are adopting an open innovation approach to their research and development activities by engaging in collaborations with strategic business partners and research performing organisations.

New technologies, products and processes arising from these important cooperations provide businesses with valuable assets in the form of intellectual property (IP). Optimising these assets to create growth and provide new business opportunities requires an understanding of the different forms of IP and the systems required to capture, secure and manage them.

This training workshop will be relevant to companies that are involved in research andproduct development or introducing a programme of innovation to their business strategy. Research managers, product designers and company lawyers will gain valuable practical instruction on managing and commercialising IP. The workshop is appropriate for those who want to increase their understanding of IP and will address the following topics with case studies to illustrate the importance of IP management processes;

– The different forms of IP
–  patent system, highlighting the inventor’s role from application to grant
– IP strategy – what to protect and objectives in using IP
– IP management – invention capture and disclosure
– Inventorship, ownership and access rights in the context of collaborating with research performing organisations
– Due diligence in assessing the strength and validity of IP

Facilitator: John P. Mc Manus, Ph.D., C. Chem., MRSCjohn p mcmanus

John originally trained as a scientist and applied his interests to research and product development in the chemical and life science industries before specialising in the management of intellectual property. He has extensive experience in the development and delivery of training courses for postgraduate students, researchers, technology transfer managers and SMEs on the topics of IP management and exploitation of research and has presented at training workshops for the EPO’s European Patent Academy and the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO).

He was Group Intellectual Property Manager with the nanotechnology company NTERA Ltd and also held positions at Enterprise Ireland and NovaUCD, providing support and training for company development and technology licensing. He was a member of the Irish Government’s task force which developed the National Codes of Practice for the management and exploitation of IP.

He has published several books on the management of IP under the titles of Intellectual Property: From Creation to Commercialisation and the Commercialising Intellectual Property Series.

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