IP as an Asset – IP Strategies for Start-ups and SMEs

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Intellectual Property (IP) for Start-Ups and SMEs

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Keltie is an intellectual property firm based in Europe but with a global reach and specialise in IP law and management. The team includes patent, trade mark and design attorneys who work on every technology and in all commercial fields.

Sean Cummings is a European patent, trade mark and design attorney with more than thirty years of experience in the intellectual property business. He is a Partner in the leading European IP firm Keltie LLP and Director of the firm’s Irish subsidiary, Keltie Limited, which he established in Galway in 2016. Sean works with clients ranging from start-ups to multinationals across a wide range of technologies and commercial fields. He helps businesses to use IP to propel their growth and profitability. Recognising the asset value of IP, Sean particularly enjoys acting for investors and applying that experience to help companies seeking to attract investment.

In this webinar presentation, Sean will explain why IP matters. He will use case studies to outline various types of IP and to describe their interaction. He will explain how to time patent applications to best advantage. Sean will also share the best - and most universal - piece of business advice he ever received.

When : 14:00 Friday the 14th of August 2020


14:00 - Webinar Begins

14:05 - Welcome

14:10 - Sean Cummings, Keltie

14:40 - Questions and Answers


Health Innovation Hub

Health Innovation Hub Ireland is a joint government initiative funded by Enterprise Ireland and supported by the Health Service Executive (HSE) to enable healthcare staff across all disciplines and departments to validate their ideas for innovative solutions, products, services, and process improvements for unmet needs in healthcare. Health Innovation Hub Ireland provide commercial, technical, and clinical feedback on ideas from the healthcare community, and help determine the best way to make them a reality.

Health Innovation Hub Ireland support indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs with early stage or developed solutions by facilitating access to the healthcare professionals qualified to validate their solutions. By means of user feedback sessions or pilot studies, companies and entrepreneurs receive invaluable information on the challenges their solutions must address to gain market acceptance and entry.

Health Innovation Hub Ireland has a national remit with offices in Cork, Dublin and Galway. The Galway office is located on the grounds of University Hospital Galway in the Clinical Science Institute.

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