IP clinics

30-minute sessions

IP clinics offer participants informal one-to-one meetings with IP and business experts. These 30-minute sessions are designed to give you the opportunity to discuss and seek advice on generic IP-related issues and how they can impact your business. The sessions are particularly geared towards fast-growing technology businesses and aim to highlight the value that can be added by effective IP management.

Experts from three areas

Our experts include:

  • Patent and trade mark attorneys and patent examiners
  • Legal professionals specialising in various aspects of legal IP transactions
  • IP strategy advisors, including licensing and technology transfer professionals from the private and public sectors

Selection committee

The committee is in charge of selecting experts and allocating sessions. Its members are:

  • Joe Doyle, Enterprise Ireland (chair)
  • Samantha Williams, Trinity College Dublin
  • Nikos Minas, MacLachlan & Donaldson
  • Helen Cline, Pinsent Masons, LLP

How IP clinics work

The 30-minute sessions will be held during and after the training workshops.

If you book training on day two when registering, you will be prompted to indicate whether you are also interested in a complementary IP clinics coaching session.

You can choose up to two areas of expertise (see Experts from three areas above) from which a coach will be allocated. You can then add non‑confidential keywords which best describe the topic you are interested in or the challenge you would like to discuss with your expert, for example: patentability of ICT/software-related inventions, co-operation with universities, enforcement of IPRs, licensing contracts in the biotech area, reacting to infringement warning letters.

This will make it easier to identify the best expert for your coaching session. The committee will then allocate you an expert and a time slot. It will take your preferences and the times of your other booked training sessions into account as far as possible. Capacity is limited and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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