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Protecting IP Rights, Freedom to Operate and IP Strategy for Start Ups and SMEs


Dates to be Confirmed

Day 1 and Day 2:  1pm-4pm 


Cost of Webinar 

£250 for Day 1 or Day 2

£450 for both Day 1 and 2

Justice Scale

About our Course

All technology based Start Ups and SMEs should have a fundamental understanding of what intellectual property rights are key to their business.  Only then can they develop an IP strategy that will drive innovation, deliver new products or services to the market, and maximise the return on their IP assets.

Who Should Attend?


This course is intended for CTOs, CSOs, business managers and R&D scientists leading Start Ups and SMEs.  

Topics include

Outline of Course

Day 1: 3.5 hours

  • Overview of IP rights (e.g., patents, trade marks, designs and trade secrets)

  • Protecting your IP rights (e.g. patents, trade secrets, designs)

  • The Patenting Process (from idea to grant of a patent)

  • How to read a Patent and Interpret Claims

  • Patent & Database Searching (e.g. to conduct patentability or freedom to operate search)

Day 2: 3.5 hours

  • Infringement and Enforcement of patents

  • Challenging patents in the UK, USA, Unitary Patent Court or before the European Patent Court

  • Freedom to Operate

  • Developing your IP strategy - ensuring it aligns with your business plan

  • Group Exercises

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