IP clinics

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30-minute sessions

IP clinics offerparticipants informal one-to-one meetings with IP and business experts. These 30-minutesessions are designed to give you the opportunity to discuss and seek advice ongeneric IP-related issues and how they can impact your business. The sessionsare particularly geared towards fast-growing technology businesses and aim to highlightthe 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

Thecommittee is in charge of selecting experts and allocating sessions. Itsmembers are:

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

How IP clinics work

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

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

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

This will make it easier to identify the best expert for yourcoaching 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 sessionsinto account as far as possible. Capacity is limited and places will be allocated on a first come, firstserved basis.

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