Ignite your… Crowdfunding and IP

March 15, 2013

ClearViewIP were pleased to be invited to speak at the latest in the ‘Ignite Your…’ series on Tuesday 5th March, hosted by SET Squared at The University of Southampton Science Park. The themes were Crowdfunding and Intellectual Property and Peter Beynon, our Director of Commercialisation, joined Darren Westlake, CEO and Co-founder of Crowdcube, as well as Kate Symons and Doug Ealey of D Young & Co, at this information packed session.

Peter Beynon spoke on the topic of IP Strategy, in particular, Managing Your IP Portfolio and the tools that can be used to optimise this, including Patent Landscaping, Innovation Capture, IP Health Checks,Patent Commercialisation and Patent Acquisition. With an audience predominantly comprised of early stage companies and SMEs, the focus of the presentation was education and encouraging companies to identify, capture and manage their IP portfolios from the offset to avoid common IP pitfalls. With many also interested in investment and funding, Peter touched on the importance of IP to Venture Capitalists and the investment due diligence support that ClearViewIP are often asked to provide in order to assess the potential and competitive position of a portfolio.

Due to the popularity of the subject, the event was fully subscribed. However, you can now access our slides from the event by clicking here.

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