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
Source: EEN Ireland