Marks & Clerk is proud to present our Harvest IP and Grow for Investment workshop at the Suttie Centre for Teaching & Learning in Healthcare, Aberdeen on March 7th.
Join members of the Scottish life sciences team at Marks & Clerk for a free and interactive session on how to identify and secure your own intellectual property. How do you spot an invention? What inventions should be protected? What makes the perfect patent?
We will then take a look at how IP can be used as a competitive advantage for your business to grow and attract investment. What is involved in a due diligence process? What are the common pitfalls when growing and managing a patent portfolio? Do you have freedom to operate?
The session will be suitable for anyone interested in learning more about how to develop an Intellectual Property strategy and will allow plenty of opportunity for discussion with our team of experts. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
10:00 - 11:00 - Growing an IP portfolio and getting investor ready.
11:00 - 11:30 - Break.
11:30 - 12:30 - Interactive workshop on invention spotting.
12:30 - 13:30 - Lunch + networking.
Mairi joined the patent profession after working in the fields of synthetic organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry. After obtaining an MChem in Chemistry with Industrial Experience from the University of Edinburgh, Mairi remained with the same university to graduate with a PhD in the field of transition metal-catalysed organic reactions.
In her day-to-day work, Mairi assists a wide range of clients, including large multinational companies and local universities. She advises on various patent matters, including prosecution strategy, infringement and validity and has assisted in Appeal proceedings at the European Patent Office. Mairi handles a diverse range of subject matter, but specialises in the area of medicinal chemistry, medical devices and the use of chemicals in the oil and gas sector.
After a period as both a research scientist and a university lecturer having obtained an honours degree in medical microbiology and a doctorate in immunology and microbiology from the University of Edinburgh, Richard joined the patent profession.
Richard advises clients in patenting and other IP matters in the field of biotechnology and has particular expertise in technologies relating to antibodies, vaccines, biologics, virology, bacteriology and molecular biology. He has worked with all of Scotland’s major universities and is a regular speaker at IP conferences and events and has been mentioned by Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars which says he is “recommended for life sciences patent work”.