Fund, Expand...Exit! Session 2: PATENTS!

Fund, Expand...Exit! Session 2: PATENTS!

Jul 18 '13 6:30pm - Jul 18 '13 9:00pm @ Bird & Bird LLP, 15 Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1JP, London
How patents are a commercial advantage, why investors like them & PatentBox
Fund, Expand... Exit! To patent or not to patent?
Protecting your ideas can be crucial, but do you always need to? In our second event of the series, we take a look at the ins and outs of patents, including how to get them, what investors think of them, and how a new Government scheme uses them in tax breaks.
Date: Thursday 18th July 2013
Time: Arrival 6.30pm
Talks: 7pm-8pm
Networking & drinks till 9pm  
The key ways to protect your IP; Patents, copyright, trademarks, designs and trade secrets. We’ll provide an overview on how and more importantly, when they can work for your business.
What investors say; Can you only get investment if your idea is protected? This session looks at IP protection through the eyes of an investor, with a further peek at securing investment too.
The tax advantages of owning patents; A new government scheme allows companies to pay less tax on profits made from commercialising a patent. We’ll find out how this works and who can apply.
The Speakers:
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Fund, Expand... Exit! To patent or not to patent?
Protecting your ideas can be crucial, but do you always need to? In our second event of the series, we take a look at the ins and outs of patents, including how to get them, what investors think of them, and how a new Government scheme uses them in tax breaks.
Date: Thursday 18th July 2013
Time: Arrival 6.30pm
Talks: 7pm-8pm
Networking & drinks till 9pm  
The key ways to protect your IP; Patents, copyright, trademarks, designs and trade secrets. We’ll provide an overview on how and more importantly, when they can work for your business.
What investors say; Can you only get investment if your idea is protected? This session looks at IP protection through the eyes of an investor, with a further peek at securing investment too.
The tax advantages of owning patents; A new government scheme allows companies to pay less tax on profits made from commercialising a patent. We’ll find out how this works and who can apply.
The Speakers:
Paulina Sygulska has been involved with tech startups and fundraising through GrantTree, a niche R&D fundraising consultancy she launched in 2010. Having recognised a major need for access to funding without giving up equity, GrantTree raised close to £3m worth of Government funding for over 90 clients to date.
Rod Beer has been involved in raising over £80m for 400 businesses. His father, the late David Beer, founded the largest Business Angel Network in the UK, Beer & Partners Limited. Rod specialises in getting businesses ready for investment and guiding them through the fund-raising process.
Robert Williams is a partner in the Intellectual Property division of Bird & Bird. He has significant experience in IP work, advising on the full range of issues relating to patents, copyright, trademarks, designs and trade secrets/confidential information.   Rob advises clients of all shapes and sizes across a range of IP rich industries.
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