A practical guide to business start-up: protecting your invention
- Date: , 12:15–13:45
- Venue: Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, Scotland (View on map)
Dr Olga Kozlova, Enterprise Creation Manager, co-ordinates a monthly seminar series aimed at providing budding entrepreneurs with useful advice and tips on starting a company.
As well as guiding participants through the exciting and challenging world of high tech start-ups, it assists potential Converge Challenge applicants formulate their business ideas and plans.
Sessions are open to postdoctoral research and academic staff, and PhD, MSc, MRes and final year degree students from Heriot-Watt University or research pools of which Heriot-Watt University is a member.
About this seminar
An understanding of intellectual property and its protection is vital for entrepreneurs with an idea, whether itís an invention, a brand name or a piece of research.
This†seminar introduced the key areas of an intellectual property (IP) strategy for start-ups, the different approaches available and what funders look for in a new business venture.
Download the presentation slides†and audio from this seminar:
- Slides: Protecting your invention†- Dr Arlene Campbell, IPentus Ltd
- Slides: Intellectual property at Heriot-Watt†- Robert McKinney, Enterprise Legal Advisor, Heriot-Watt University
- Audio: Protecting your invention (MP3)
About our speaker,†Dr Arlene Campbell
Arlene is a member of the Innovation Exploitation Board at Heriot-Watt University and the Converge Challenge 2011 judge.
She is a qualified European Patent Attorney, Community Design Attorney and Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys. Representing a range of companies, she has experience in technical and IP due diligence for investment, mergers and acquisitions.