How to protect my Intellectual Property Rights business?
One of the most important questions regarding the establishment of a business venture is the protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) of the start-up activities and the expansion phases. In light of the enthusiasm of developing new products and/or services, this aspect is often not treated with the highest priority. However, the role of IPRs should not be underestimated in the knowledge society. More and more added value of leading enterprises is within intellectual property rights. Also start-up companies should reflect this aspect during their very first entrepreneurial steps.
The complete training is a free service of the organisers EIT Digital
The following themes will be addressed:
- Role and nature of IPRs and importance for enterprises
- Special role of IPRs for start-up companies
- Types of IPRs – Overview and some specifics
- Freedom to operate and valuation of IPR
Your benefit from the seminar
In this seminar, the role and importance of a clear IPR strategy for entrepreneurial activities will be discusses. Participants will get an overview of the different types of IPR to include this aspect into their enterprise strategy. Different types of IPR protection will be discussed. Additionally, participants will gain insights into different filing strategies and the importance of ‘Freedom to Operate’ aspects.
Besides providing theoretical knowledge regarding intellectual property rights, concrete real-life examples will be used to illustrate strategic IPR management. Current challenges faced by the participants will also be taken into consideration for the analysis of different IPR options. As an additional module, participants will be given the chance to discuss their specific cases.
Software-Cluster-Koordinierungsstelle (Room 5.3.01)
Mornewegstrasse 32, in 64293 Darmstadt
Time Agenda items
09:30 Welcome and Introduction by Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Kniejski (EIT Digital BDA)
09:45 Role of IP for start-ups and enterprises by Rüdiger Spies, LL.M., LifeTech IP // Spies Danner & Partners
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Overview of Intellectual Property and Specifics to special IPRs
14:00 Freedom to Operate Analysis and Filing strategies for patents
15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 Group discussion of specific case studies
18:00 Buffet dinner and “Get together” Networking
19.30 End of event