Robert Harrison is here because he wants you to keep your breakthrough projects safe when you grow!
In this workshop, Robert will focus on the development of an IP strategy able to support startup to approach the market. He will cover not only what can be filed in a patent, but explore the strategy behind what should a startup file (or not file!) a patent application and what they want to achieve from their filing.
Do you know Robert?
Robert Harrison works at 24IP, and IP consultancy and law firm with offices in the UK, Germany, France and the US. He is mostly, an expert in fusing cutting edge technology with corporate strategy through the proactive use of Intellectual Property (IP) protection.
He is an experienced business executive with almost 30 years experience in advising clients at the interface of technology management, business development and intellectual property. His focus is on developing intellectual property portfolios and commercialisation strategies for start-ups and small and medium-sized businesses, particularly in the field of semiconductors, electronics, biophysics and software. He has advised investors on legal aspect of intellectual property and its value as well as on third party infringement risks.
Rob started his career as a Patent Examiner after completing a Ph.D. in Semiconductor Physics from Sheffield University and graduating with a B.A. Hons in Physics from Oxford University, UK. He completed his legal studies whilst working for IBM Germany before moving to W.L.Gore & Associates where he managed the developments of an IP portfolio for the European subsidiaries, as well as supporting their consumer brands.
He has lectured extensively on the business aspects of intellectual property, licence programmes and valuation methodologies and is a regular contributor to the IP Finance blog as well as training materials fro the European Commission. His particular interests lie in commercialising technology developed in research institutes and universities
This is an event for all the startup community: we're waiting for your participation.
In partnership with Startup Braga, The Growth Series brings workshops with international expertise in growing a startup business, product and partners to reach international markets.