Bitesize Intellectual Property Seminars

Join us for a series of lunchtime intellectual property (IP) seminars hosted by Edinburgh Innovations aimed at staff, students and recent graduates of the University.

Our bite-size IP seminars will allow you to digest IP matters of general and topical interest, and some sessions will focus on IP insights for a specific application.

Each session is between 30 and 90 minutes over lunchtime.



Upcoming seminars

Next upcoming live event tbc



List of previous seminars and access to recordings!

Patenting AI Inventions - Speaker: Graham McGlashan, Partner at Marks & Clerk

Industry Collaborations using IP - Speaker: Simon Portman, Solicitor at Marks & Clerk

Invention Spotting - Speaker: Richard Gibbs, Partner at Marks & Clerk

Trade Secrets - Speaker: Graham McGlashan, Partner at Marks & Clerk

Intellectual Property Licensing - Speaker: Simon Portman, Solicitor at Marks & Clerk

Technology development and exploitation - Speaker: Simon Portman, Solicitor at Marks & Clerk

The patent process from an academic perspective - Speakers: Dr Richard Gibbs, Partner at Marks & Clerk and Professor Mark Bradley

Freedom to Operate (FTO) analysis - Speaker: Franziska Luckert, Associate at Marks & Clerk

Understanding a patent application - Speaker: Tomas Karger, Associate at Marks & Clerk

Protect and commercialise IP - Speakers: Professor Mike Davies, School of Engineering, and Dr Tim Hargreaves, Marks & Clerk (March 2022)

Navigating the CRISPR IP landscape - Speakers: Professor Andrew Baker, Centre for Cardiovascular Science and Dr Gareth Williams, Head of Legal Practice at Marks & Clerk and Sue Bruce, Technology Transfer Manager for Edinburgh Innovations (June 2022)

IP protection for Digital, Artificial Intelligence and Data Driven Innovation - Speakers: Dr Graham McGlashan, Partner at Marks & Clerk and Professor Ivan Andonovic, Professor in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Strathclyde University (October 2022)

The role of Intellectual Property in company formation - Panel discussion: Dr David Pritchard, EI’s Head of Technology Transfer + Veronica Ferguson, EI’s Head of Staff Enterprise + Professor Damian Mole, Founder and CSO, Kynos Therapeutics Ltd + Jessica Birt, CEO of Concinnity Genetics and PhD Bioengineering student. (January 2023)



Details of future sessions to come and sign-up links will also be posted on this page. For more information on Edinburgh Innovations support services around IP please visit our webpage.

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