Reflecting the strong demand for business-oriented IP training offers, the European IPR Helpdesk and the European Patent Academy, are organising the European-wide IP4Business Training Roadshow, consisting of 12 IP training events in 12 different European countries.

The training content is based on reviewed training modules of the IP4inno platform, a selection of SME case studies just elaborated by EPO experts, a first-hand update about the Unitary Patent and various contributions of local IP & innovation support stakeholders like the National Patent Offices or the Enterprise Europe Network.

Hands-on approach by the SME case studies: These companies have used patents and the European patent system to their benefit and created value by successfully including patents in their business strategy.

The SMEs have accepted to share their experience with us. This will increase your understanding of the potential impact of IP for your business, both in the current and possibly more in the future Unitary Patent regime. This includes the simplification of administrative procedures, reduced filing costs and the streamlining of litigation.

We are convinced that any kind of SME could benefit from patents in similar ways and exploit them for the flourishing of their business if developing the right IP strategies and installing sound IP management.

Long story short:
• Being an SME, why should you bother with IP/IP management ? – Why does IP matter?
• Understanding IP strategy and IP management as a business asset for SMEs (with a clear focus on specific needs and challenges for SMEs) – What needs to be done?
• Concrete case studies demonstrating successful IP managementimplementation activities in specific technology/business sectors as well as in different environments (Start-up vs. medium-sized company) – How can SME’s implement an IP strategy?


The on-site training scheme is going to consist of a series of 12 IP training sessions, starting in Dublin on the 25 September, for emerging businesses that take place in different countries around Europe until the end of 2018.


The main target group of the training are IP managers of SMEs and their advisors.


You need to register for each event individually, just click on the event you would like to attend.


25 September 2017 at Enterprise Ireland, East Point Business Park, Dublin 3.

Register NOW for this FREE event. Places are limited and will be distributed on a first come first served basis.


10:30 – Registration and welcome coffee

11:00 – Welcome address

Dr Imelda Lambkin, National Director for Horizon 2020, Enterprise Ireland | Joe Fox, EEN Ireland | Thomas Bereuter, European Patent Academy

11:15 – Strategic business advantages by IP Management & SME case study – Aerogen Ltd – Dr. John p. Mc Manus, sole trader

13:00 – Networking Break / Lunch

13:30 – Benefits of the Unitary Patent

EPO European and International Legal Affairs

14:15 – Creating values

Jörg Scherer, CEO Eurice GmbH / Head of Training and Communication European IPR Helpdesk

14:45 – Understanding IP – The Importance of Searching & How to Apply for your Rights

Mary Flynn, National Patent Office

15:15 – IP Strategy and Innovation – Joseph Doyle, Enterprise Ireland

15:45 – Final wrap-up – Jörg Scherer

Download IP4Business Training Brochure

Source: EEN Ireland