Developing Your IP Strategy

Developing Your IP Strategy

Gain a clear understanding of what IP entails and how it can serve as a powerful asset for your business growth.

Intellectual Property (IP) is a valuable strategic tool that enables small businesses to protect, leverage, and profit from their innovations and creations, ultimately driving their competitiveness, growth, and long-term success.

Learn the essential components of building a robust IP foundation, including understanding ownership rights, identifying and assessing your IP assets, and implementing effective IP capture strategies to maximize protection. Delve into the realm of existing IP assets within your organization and learn how to develop a strategic approach to managing and leveraging them for competitive advantage.

Navigate the intricacies of IP strategy development, ensuring alignment with your business objectives and market positioning. Explore the concept of Freedom to Operate (FTO) and its critical importance in avoiding infringement risks and maintaining market competitiveness.

This webinar is part of a new programme of ‘Investment Readiness’ support coordinated by OxLEP Business and supported by some of Oxfordshire’s leading innovation and investment experts.

This online workshop will help you to explore:

  • What is IP?
  • How can it work for your business?
  • What threats can it pose to your business?
  • Building a solid IP foundation:

(a) Ownership of IP

(b) Identifying and assessing IP

(c) IP capture

  • Existing IP assets
  • IP strategy
  • Freedom to Operate (FTO)
  • IP budget and cost control

By attending this workshop and joining this programme, you will equip yourself with the knowledge to position your business as an irresistible investment opportunity, setting the stage for success in Oxfordshire and beyond.

This Webinar is being delivered by:

Jim Robertson

Jim is Head of Life Sciences, European & UK Patent Attorney, Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC) at Lawrie. Jim helps his clients to protect and nurture their intellectual property – their brands, technology and innovations – to help them grow their businesses and improve people’s lives.

Jessie Harrison

Jessie is a UK Chartered Patent Attorney for Mathys & Squire’s IT & Engineering team. She has experience in UK and European patent drafting and prosecution across a host of technology areas.
Jessie takes particular interest in engaging with the UK’s start-up and scale-up community. She strives to help clients develop an effective IP strategy designed to add value to their business.

Minimal Financial Assistance (MFA) scheme

The Growth Hub programme operates a Minimal Financial Assistance (MFA) scheme. All SMEs which receive support under this programme are being aided under the UK Subsidy Control Act (2022) and The Subsidy Control (Gross Cash Amount and Gross Cash Equivalent) Regulations (2022 No. 1186).

MFA allows a beneficiary to receive up to £315,000 of Subsidy over a three-fiscal year period (i.e. the current and previous two fiscal years). The value of MFA given is the gross cash amount or the gross cash equivalent of the subsidy. The MFA value of this webinar is £724.00.

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