IP Planning - How to protect your Intellectual Property

  • IP Planning - How to protect your Intellectual Property

Event Details

Thursday, 17 October, 2019 -
09:00 to 13:30
The Nest Holt Road Horsford Norwich NR10 3AQ
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Do you think about your intellectual property (IP)? Do you understand whether you should protect your IP?

Having the right type of IP protection helps you to stop people stealing or copying the names of your products or brands, your inventions, the design or look of your products and the things you write, make or produce.

A company’s IP is often their most important asset. If used well, IP can offer a solid platform for any business to grow. So how you plan, manage and protect your ideas should be a crucial feature in your business planning and yet IP is often not considered and under-protected!

So if you’re wondering what IP is, what you own and how you could protect it come along to our workshop.

David Marshall, Director at MMP Tax, will explain why innovative companies should put IP planning at the forefront of their business strategy.

SME businesses can really benefit from understanding how IP planning can have a positive impact on their business.

The seminar will explore why businesses should take a wider view of IP and technology incentives and the positive impact they can have.


09:00 Registration, Coffee and networking

09:15 Welcome, H&S & Growth Hub 'Who are we and how can we help'*

09:30 Build your business around IP planning – David Marshall Director MMP*

  • Developing new IP – what to consider
  • IP tax strategy – how can I make it pay
  • IP protection strategy – how to avoid the pitfalls
  • Your people and their role in IP
  • Your website and supply chain – who owns the IP?

11.20 Refreshments Tea, Coffee and Biscuits

11:35 Funding for Business Innovation – Innovate UK rep – Innovate UK

12:05 Innovation funding and IP Incentives - its impacts and place in the plan

12.35 Quiz

13:05 Q & A

13:15 Networking and 1 to 1 questions with the speakers

13:30 Close

This event is 3hours 45mins of Information, Diagnostic and Brokerage (IBD*). This is equivalent to £187.50 worth of State Aid. We are able to deliver this is free of charge to you with thanks to funding from the European Regional Development Fund.

About the Presenter/Trainer: David Marshall – Managing Director, MMP Tax Ltd

David Marshall is an experienced business professional, having held C and board-level positions in many different entities and sectors. For the last 19 years, he has worked solely in the R&D Tax field having skills in both technology and the tax aspects of making successful R&D claims.

In 1996 he co-founded UK software start-up Greenwich Mean Time with a team of three others. It became a global success story in four years, achieving a channel of 2,000 partners, in excess of 100 staff and £22M in revenues. Independently rated as the fastest growing software company in the USA, David helped manage a trade sale exit in 2000 to Sempres. Appointed to the board, he assisted it to an IPO.

Prior to founding MMP, David worked as a Director of an R&D tax boutique before joining Alexis, in managing the UK division of a Tax consultancy firm.

During his career, David's roles have included: European Programme Director of a division of TYCO; Interim Vice President at Kewill Systems (listed on the London Stock Exchange); head of European business development at a subsidiary of Modine (listed on the New York Stock Exchange); and UK Sales Director of Apax-backed firm Red-M. He has managed trade sale exits, reversals and an IPO.

David holds a Masters of Business Administration, majoring in Corporate Finance, a degree in Management Studies, majoring in Finance; and a Higher National Diploma in Communications Electronics.

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