Protecting your intellectual property can make a difference.
The healthcare sector is a successful and growing part of the Northern Ireland economy. The protection and successful exploitation of intellectual property is an important issue for companies in this industry.
Invest NI in conjunction with the Intellectual Property Office and HSC Innovations are running a full day workshop covering the important topics of how local health sector companies, clinicians and researchers can best protect and exploit their intellectual assets.
This interactive free event will cover the most common intellectual property issues – trademarks, patents, designs, licensing, copyright, confidentiality and audits. You will also hear examples of how Northern Ireland health sector inventors and companies address these issues.
The afternoon session will provide details on the recently introduced Patent Box legislation which can enable companies to apply a lower rate of corporation tax to earnings from patented products and the challenges of commercial exploitation of intellectual property through licensing negotiation tactics.
Speakers include Invest NI, HMRC, Intellectual Property Office, Arthur Cox. There will be case studies from David McEneaney, Consultant Cardiologist, Craigavon Hospital; Michael Caulfield, CEO, Intelesens; and Dr Tess Barker, Director, Almac Discovery Ltd.
Venue: Invest NI HQ, Bedford Street, Belfast
Date: 18th June 2013, 9am – 3.30pm
Full details and a registration form are available on the Invest NI website at http://events.investni.com/index.php/investni/protecting-exploiting-intellectual-property/.
(Edited on 15/5/2013 to add a speaker.)