Whether you are a start-up or a large enterprise IP will always be an essential part of your future sucess. Gear up and Refresh your IP (GRIP) will give you a short and sharp overview of IP protection covering the following topics:
- What is IP and what types of protection are available
- How to define 'novelty' 'inventive steps' and 'lack of obviousness' in a patent specification
- Can I apply for a patent and what types of patent?
- Filing a patent and IP lifecycle
- IP costs -aligning IP strategy with your business
- The commercialisation process
This workshop is perfect for you if you are one of the following:
- You have an idea that you think might be protectable but aren't sure where to go next.
- A business owner who is looking to refresh your understanding of IP and the commercialisation process.
- A UON researcher wanting to gain an appreciation of patenting timelines and requirements
- An Industry representative looking to collaborate with the University on a research project but wants to understand IP implications first
A light breakfast will be provided.
This seminar is presented by Mack Saraswat, Tecnology Transfer Officer in the Research and Innovation Divison at the University of Newcastle. Mack is an entrepreneur and was the co-founder and CSO of Lifeonics as well as the co-founder and advisor for product development and innovation at Proxiris. He has also worked as Chief Technology Innovator for ecentre. Over the past 10 years Mack has spent most of his time at universities, gaining a bachelor degree in biochemical technology from India and M.Res from Edinburgh, UK. He came to New Zealand to pursue his Ph.D in Biochemistry from Massey University which is where he co-founded his first startup.
Who Should Attend:
· Anyone with an idea that they think might be protectable but aren’t sure where to go next
· Business owners looking to refresh their understanding of IP and the commercialisation process
· UON researchers wanting to gain an appreciation of patenting timelines and requirements
· Industry representatives looking to collaborate with the University on a research project but wanting to understand IP implications first
Free event – light breakfast provided.