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First London Patent Summit is set for October

11 April 2012

IPR Connections, a London based IPR firm, has launched The London Patent Summit - a two day international conference that will be the first of its kind in the UK. The summit, which will take place at the Stock Exchange on October 8 and 9 2012, brings together patent regulators, policy makers, board-level patent managers, as well as patent experts and investors.

UK businesses invest over £65 billion per annum in Intellectual Property. In many of the blue chip companies today, 80% or more of their market value is credited to intangible assets. As for the small to medium sized enterprises – the only real value may be in the intellectual property they own.

The event will focus on the key challenges and issues facing patent professionals today and will provide meaningful and valuable insights into the market. The event aims to present the best of UK and European innovation and to become the annual meeting platform for regulators, companies, patent owners, patent experts, innovators and IPR academia, as well as leading investors to discuss key priority issues and practical solutions for patent departments and further advancement in technology and manufacturing

“Opening a debate on Patents and Innovation has never been so timely,” says Stanislava Blagoeva, LPS Director. “The participants at the Summit will hear the latest updates on the UK Patent Box, Unified European Patent System, patent and filing regulations in new markets, discuss advanced management tactics for patent portfolio management and how to align existing and future patent assets with companies’ business strategies.

"For the first time the audience will examine the value of patents as leading intangible assets, as well as the importance of developing new patent pipelines through accelerated R&D investment and open innovation.”

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