Why & What?
Reflecting the strong demand for business-oriented IP training offers, the European IPR Helpdesk and the European Patent Academy, are organising the European-wide IP4Business Training Roadshow, consisting of 12 IP training events in 12 different European countries starting in Dublin on the 25 September.
The training content is based on reviewed training modules of the IP4inno platform, a selection of SME case studies just completed by EPO experts, a first-hand update about the Unitary Patent and various contributions of local IP & innovation support stakeholders like the National Patent Offices or the Enterprise Europe Network.
Hands-on approach by the SME case studies: These companies have used patents and the European patent system to their benefit and created value by successfully including patents in their business strategy.
The SMEs have accepted to share their experience with us. This will increase your understanding of the potential impact of IP for your business, both in the current and possibly more in the future Unitary Patent regime. This includes the simplification of administrative procedures, reduced filing costs and the streamlining of litigation.
Long story short:
Being an SME, why should you bother with IP/IP management ? – Why does IP matter?
Understanding IP strategy and IP management as a business asset for SMEs (with a clear focus on specific needs and challenges for SMEs) – What needs to be done?
Concrete case studies demonstrating successful IP management implementation activities in specific technology/business sectors as well as in different environments (Start-up vs. medium-sized company) – How can SME's implement an IP strategy?
Speakers will include;
Representatives from Enterprise Ireland, National Patent Office, European Patent Academy, European IPR Helpdesk, an IP Expert and an Irish SME case study.
Where & When?
This one day event (from 10:30 to 16:00) takes place on Monday 25 September 2017 at Enterprise Ireland, East Point Business Park, Dublin 3.
Who should attend?
The main target group of the training are IP managers of SMEs and their colleagues.
for this FREE event. Further information and event schedule at IP4Business