Admission Price: Free to enter
Speakers: Simon Portman, Mash-Hud Iqbal
Do you know what to look out for in contract negotiations for research collaborations, fund raising or commercialisation.
Join Simon Portman and Mash-Hud Iqbal from Marks & Clerks to learn about the tips, perils and pitfalls of exploiting your research innovations.
Learn from the legal experts in the field whom will share their top tips based on their extensive experience with universities, start-up companies and venture capital and other seed funding available.
12pm: Welcome and introductions
12.10pm Mash-Hud Iqbal
Mash-Hud will cover different types of protections researchers should think about, including: moral rights, know-how, trade secrets, design rights, copyright, database rights and the advantages of protecting those in your respective fields of research. Case studies on strategies shall also be included.
12.50pm networking lunch
1.10 pm Simon Portman
Will cover the different types of impact achieved through exploitation (i.e. knowledge transfer, licensing, start-up, and spin-out companies), different types of IP contracts and problems to avoid.
Case studies/group exercises to follow on collaboration contracts, employer ownership, working with contracts officers, academic enterprise teams, authorised signatories, confidentiality agreements, personal liability, financial costings.
1.50 pm Q&A
Simon specialises as a commercial contract lawyer for technology companies. He works for clients in the electronics, bioscience, defence, software and nanotech industries, advising companies ranging from small start-ups to big multinationals as well as individuals, public bodies and charities.
He advises on a wide range of contracts, including licenses, R&D collaborations, manufacturing agreements and procurement documentation. On the regulatory front he has advised on compliance with clinical trials legislation and novel food applications, as well as freedom of information and data protection issues.
Mash-Hud is a qualified patent attorney who is experienced in drafting and prosecution work in semiconductor technologies, opto-electronics, mobile telecommunications, software, medical devices and oil well technology. He also has experience at opposition proceedings before the EPO.
After completing a BSc degree with first class honours in Electronics and Computing, Mash-Hud moved to the University of Cambridge where he gained an MPhil and PhD in Solid State Engineering. Mash-Hud's MPhil research was directed to modelling novel power devices for emerging technologies. He then carried out further research for his PhD on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) based high voltage devices for power ICs and nanoscale transistors using silicon nanowires.
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12.00pm - 2.00pmThursday 24th January 2019