Please note the new date for this session of Thursday 13 May 2021 (previously Tuesday 2 March).
> Does your company own IP rights?
> Are you looking at buying another company? A franchise? Someone else’s IP rights?
> Do you have departing employees?
> Are you shutting up shop?
> Are you looking to enter into a joint venture? Share confidential information with others? Collaborate?
Experts from James & Wells Intellectual Property and Ashton Wheelans Business Advisors & Chartered Accountants will team up to discuss key considerations businesses should be aware of to meet the changing environment and how to protect your intellectual property (IP).
Now is the time for businesses to be flexible, to embrace intellectual property and to look at ways of gaining maximum value from that intellectual property.
> Different types of IP rights that exist and how to identify those rights within a business
> Getting Started Grants, non-disclosure agreements, freedom to operate searching, employee agreements, and R&D Tax Credits
> How to protect your IP in commercial contracts, tenders, and JV’s
> Asset placement and tax considerations for JV’s
> IP commercialization, including technology licensing and due diligence when purchasing technology or another company
||Britta Fromow, Consultant, James & Wells
Britta is a lawyer and patent attorney with almost 20 years’ experience in patent drafting and prosecution, advising on freedom to operate, and registering designs. Her specialist area is mechanical engineering, electronics, medical devices and agri-technologies. Before becoming a patent attorney, Britta gained first-hand experience of the R&D process through working in manufacturing and IT.
With such a practical background, she readily understands the needs of her clients and relates easily with designers, engineers and business owners alike. Britta is renowned for providing clients with practical, tailored solutions to protect and commercialise their innovations and for developing intellectual property strategies specific to business needs.
||Sebastien Aymeric, Senior Associate, James & Wells
Sébastien is an experienced intellectual property commercialisation and litigation lawyer. He specialises in disputes and their resolution, and regularly acts in matters concerning trade marks, patents, copyright, confidential information and contracts, in the Intellectual Property Offices and Courts of New Zealand and Australia. Sébastien’s commercialisation experience includes drafting, reviewing and negotiating various IP agreements, from licensing, to research and development and commercialisation of technology. He regularly appears in leading media, commenting on various intellectual property issues.
||Andrew Keys, Associate, Ashton Wheelans
Andrew specialises in management accounting and reporting, business turnaround and growth, cash flow forecasting, budgeting and financial reporting. He focusses on providing professional and proactive advice to his clients.
For seven years in the United Kingdom, Andrew worked as a Finance Director for a variety of businesses in Beauty, Hospitality, Accommodation and Event Management industries. He has a wealth of industry experience and uses this to add value to his client’s businesses.
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