3 hour workshop
intellectual property for
iot startups: the deep dive
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Date and time
Thu 20 October 2016, 18:15 - 21:30
Location
TechUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD
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Hosted by
ClearViewIP and Carpmaels & Ransford
Limited to
100 participants
This is not just another event about the basics of IP. This is a three hour, eye-opening, deep-dive workshop into the depths of intellectual property when applied to technology startups.  An evening full of invaluable insights, enlightening talks, and Q&A sessions.

Hosted by ClearViewIP, a prominent European IP Consulting and Brokerage firm and Carpmaels & Ransford LLP, a leading full-service European IP firm, this workshop will draw on case studies and examples to demonstrate why a strong IP portfolio matters to your company whatever its goals. Furthermore, it will promote strategies that lean startups can deploy to build and manage their intangible assets effectively.

The workshop is complemented by a panel of industry experts in IP strategy, internal IP management, investment due diligence, and IP law. During the panel discussion, you will hear from one of Microsoft's Principal Patent Analysts, on how SwiftKey, the mobile keyboard app company, was able to leverage their IP portfolio for maximum value when they were approached and eventually sold to Microsoft.
 
You will leave with a fuller understanding of the importance of Intellectual Property for an early stage tech company, and how IP can be crucial for future investments and a successful exit strategy.

Pizza and drinks will be served throughout the night.
LEARN WHY A STRONG IP PORTFOLIO MATTERS TO YOUR COMPANY WHATEVER ITS GOALS.
An evening full of invaluable insights, enlightening talks, and Q&A sessions.
What you'll learn
The importance of IP & the benefits of IP for future investment.
Why aligning IP with your long-term business goal is important.
What forms of IP protection startups need.
What IP to budget for and at what stage of your growth strategy.
Understand why investors place a significant value on IP portfolios.
Gain an understanding of what IP techniques are used to build value.
How a lean startup can manage and build a valuable portfolio.
How to maximise coverage of your IP.
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Agenda
6.15pm
Arrival and registration. 
6.30pm
Pizza and beers will be served.
7.00pm
First talk and Q&A: "Strategic IP Positioning for Startups". 
Robin Walton - Lead Consultant at ClearViewIP
7.30pm
Second talk and Q&A: "Building an IP Portfolio from Scratch".
Paul Bettridge - UK and European Patent Attorney, Senior Associate at Carpmaels & Ransford LLP
8.00pm
Panel discussion and Q&A: "IP Strategy in Practice: Expert advice on how startups can manage IP for maximum value".
Gareth Jones - Principal Patent Analyst for Microsoft (former Head of IP for SwiftKey)
Ray Chohan – SVP Corporate Development Strategy at PatSnap
Jon Calvert – Managing Director of ClearViewIP
Susannah Dragosavac - UK and European Patent Attorney, Senior Associate at Carpmaels & Ransford LLP
Mark Paterson - Chair at Blink
9.00pm
Networking and drinks.
9.30pm
Event ends.
About the instructors and panelists
ClearViewIP
Robin Walton
Lead Consultant
Carpmaels & Ransford LLP
Paul Bettridge
UK and European Patent Attorney
Microsoft
Gareth Jones
Principal Patent Analyst
ClearViewIP
Jon Calvert
Managing Director
Carpmaels & Ransford LLP
Susannah Dragosavac
UK and European Patent Attorney
Blink
Mark Paterson
Chair
Robin Walton, Lead Consultant at ClearViewIP (Instructor)
Robin has several years of experience working with clients throughout the IP lifecycle – from advising on strategic IP capture & protection, to delivering detailed patent landscapes/competitive analysis reports and assessing IP monetisation options. He particularly enjoys working with start-ups & SMEs to manage and drive their innovation processes and has helped companies build world-class patent portfolios that have resulted in high-value trade sale exits.
Paul Bettridge, UK and European Patent Attorney, Senior Associate at Carpmaels & Ransford LLP (Instructor) 
Prior to PatSnap, Ray was BD Director at Datamonitor where he was an award winning revenue generator across various verticals and product lines over an 8 year period. Ray now leads corporate development where he focuses his time on creating new partnerships and go to market strategies.
Ray Chohan, SVP Corporate Development Strategy at PatSnap (Panel moderator)
Ray started the London operation of PatSnap from his living room in 2012, growing the team to 70+ by 2015. Prior to PatSnap, Ray was BD Director at Datamonitor where he was an award-winning revenue generator across various verticals and product lines over 8 year period. Ray now leads corporate development where he focuses his time on creating new partnerships and go to market strategies.
Gareth Jones, Principal Patent Analyst at Microsoft (Panelist)
Following the Microsoft acquisition of SwiftKey, Gareth is currently managing the transition of IP operations from SwiftKey to Microsoft. SwiftKey is best known for its mobile keyboard apps and multilingual prediction technology distributed on over 300 million mobile devices worldwide. Gareth was recruited from Vodafone's commercial IP team to create a new IP function within SwiftKey that was responsible for strategy and operations, in order to drive the transition of the business from a traditional startup into a market-leading enterprise ready for exit.
Jon Calvert, Managing Director at ClearViewIP (Panelist)
Jon is a recognised member of the IAM Strategy 300 list of the world’s leading IP strategists and founder of ClearViewIP. Jon's extensive experience in technology business leadership is applied to help clients ensure their IP strategy is aligned with their business strategy for maximum value and protection. Before starting ClearViewIP in 2007, Jon held a number of International R&D and business leadership positions in Data Storage and Networking industries.
Susannah Dragosavac, UK and European Patent Attorney, Senior Associate at Carpmaels & Ransford LLP (Panelist)
Susannah’s practice covers a wide range of technical subject matter, with a particular focus on software and user interfaces. She was heavily involved in the preparation and prosecution of SwiftKey’s patent and design portfolio.  Susannah coordinates multinational patent families, and prosecutes applications in patent offices around the world, particularly the United States Patent & Trademark Office and the Chinese State Intellectual Property Office.
Mark Paterson, Chair at Blink (Panelist)
Mark is currently chair of Blink which plans to bring intelligent messaging to the workplace. Also Chair of FromCounsel delivering a complete digital company law resource to the legal profession. From 2010-2015 he was the chair of SwiftKey, a creator of world class language technology, acquired by Microsoft in 2016. Called to the Bar in 1983, Mark was General Counsel of Orange plc 1990-2001 and VP Business Development 2001-2003.
Who is this workshop for
tech startups
investors
product managers
engineers
This workshop will benefit company founders and team members of a technology startup team that are thinking about filing IP, or have started the process.

If you are an investor or business advisor wanting to know more about the strategic role of IP in this workshop you will find the answers to many of your questions. 

Perhaps you are an engineer or product manager building a new product and you are trying to understand what is the real value of investing in a patent on your product and if it’s the right choice for your needs. Then you cannot miss this workshop..
Resources
About Carpmaels & Ransford LLP 
www.carpmaels.com
IP for Startups (brochure)
When and where
Date and time
Thu 20 October 2016
18:15 - 21:30

Location
TechUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD
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