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Covid-19: How to manage your intellectual property rights

29 April 2020

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Coronavirus poses an unprecedented challenge to governments and businesses around the world. How can businesses meet these challenges, continue to protect their intellectual property and contribute to efforts to beat the virus?

In this podcast Philip Cupitt, Esther Gottschalk, Simon Portman and Sheila Wallace discuss these and other issues.

This podcast will cover:

  • Introduction (0:00)
  • What are the concerns faced by businesses from different sectors (0:55)
  • What do you need to consider now to manage your IP assets, if you have an IP portfolio (3:38)
  • What tactics to use in the current climate without destroying the long term value of your IP (10:20)
  • What IP strategies were successful at the last global crisis and whether they will work now (13:14)
  • What are the challenges faced by companies when they switch over to different product lines – contractual, legal and technical? (18:48)
  • What do companies need to consider now and what actions should they be taking (25:30)

*please note some terms used in this podcast will only apply to the UK

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Sheila Wallace

Sheila Wallace Partner London (UK) Chartered (UK) and European Patent and Trade Mark Attorney

Simon Portman

Simon Portman Managing Associate Cambridge (UK) Solicitor (UK)

Esther Gottschalk

Esther Gottschalk Partner Birmingham (UK) Chartered (UK) and European Trade Mark Attorney

Philip Cupitt

Philip Cupitt Partner Birmingham (UK) Chartered (UK) and European Patent Attorney, Patent Attorney Litigator (UK)

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