Patents Office Open Day – Building a Business on Your Ideas

The Patents Office will hold a half-day seminar on the theme of ‘Building a Business on Your Ideas’ on Monday 26th April 2010 from 10.00am to 1.00pm. in its Offices on Hebron Road, Kilkenny. Admission is free.

The seminar is aimed at the ‘small business’ community, entrepreneurs and inventors and will focus on how business should be aware of and can exploit the value of Intellectual Property (Patents, Trade Marks, Designs and Copyright).


According to Eamonn Laird, Controller of Patents ‘ This seminar provides a valuable opportunity for entrepreneurs, inventors, people in business, or those thinking of going into business, to learn from experts about the importance and value of patents, trade marks, industrial designs and copyright to business, in all sectors of the economy.’


The speakers are all experts in their speciality areas and include a Patent Attorney, an Innovation Expert, an Executive from Enterprise Ireland and a Patent Examiner from the Patents Office.

Throughout the morning there will be an opportunity for attendees to have one-to-one discussions with the guest speakers and with Patent and Trade Mark Examiners from the Patents Office. Anybody who wishes to avail of this opportunity please contact Ms Marion Corrigan at the Patents Office Information Line to book a time – Phone1890 220223 or email marion.corrigan@patentsoffice.ie.

The topics for discussion include:-

  • What is Intellectual Property?
  • The importance of Intellectual Property Audits for business
  • Commercialising Intellectual Property
  • State Supports for Innovation, Research & Development
  • Tax incentives for Research and Development
  • Introduction to and Overview of the Espacenet.com website

Agenda

10.00am – What is Intellectual Property – Aoife O’Neill, Patent Attorney, Tomkins & Co.

  • Overview of patents, trade marks, designs and copyright

  • The benefits of protecting IP

  • To protect or not to protect??

  • The application process

10.30am – Intellectual Property Audits in Business – Aoife O’Neill, Tomkins & Co and Dan Richardson, Technology from Ideas

· The importance of IP Audits

· How to conduct an IP Audit

· Results of an IP Audit

  • Follow-up on the results of an IP Audit

11.00am – – Tax incentives for R&D – Speaker from the Industry Research and Development group

  • Patent Royalties

  • R&D Tax Credits

11.30am – Commercialising Intellectual Property – Dan Richardson, Managing Director, Technology from Ideas

  • Evaluating the market

  • Ensuring that Intellectual Property is clean

  • Applying for patents

  • Manufacture or licence

12.00 – Enterprise Ireland Financial Support for Company Innovation – Rowena Elliot, Enterprise Ireland

· Role of Enterprise Ireland

· Grants for start-up companies

12.30pm – Supports for Technology Licensing and Technology Partnerships – Gerard O’Regan, Enterprise Ireland

· Support for Licensing Technologies

  • Supports under the Enterprise Europe Network

  • Supports to Technology Brokerage

  • Role of Technology Transfer Offices

1.00pm – Introduction to and Overview of Espacenet.com – Speaker from Patents Office TBA

  • Database with 60 million patent documents

  • 80% of inventions are derived from previous inventions

  • Who should use Espacenet and why?

Throughout the morning there will be an opportunity for attendees to have one-to-one discussions with the guest speakers and with Patent and Trade Mark Examiners from the Patents Office. If you wish to avail of this opportunity please contact Ms Marion Corrigan at the Patents Office Information Line to book a time – Phone1890 220223 or email marion.corrigan@patentsoffice.ie.

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