Event to help protect medical innovations

Developers from Nottingham and Derby's vibrant science and technology community will learn how to protect their medical innovations at a special intellectual property event on Thursday 3 December.

Camera icon
The legal side of protecting ideas and working in partnership will be discussed

Developers from Nottingham and Derby's vibrant science and technology community will learn how to protect their medical innovations at a special intellectual property event on Thursday 3 December.

The free workshop is a collaborative event between D2N2, Potter Clarkson, patent and trade mark attorneys, Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham Law School's Legal Advice Centre.

As well as patenting ideas, including diagnostics work, it will also cover how to manage partnerships and funding. Representatives from Boots and Nottingham Trent University's John van Geest Cancer Research Centre will talk about collaboration opportunities with their organisations.

Developers are working on important advances in medical technology and healthcare innovations and need to ensure their ideas are properly protected.

Nick Johnson, Legal Advice Centre director

Nick Johnson, Legal Advice Centre director, said: "The presence of organisations such as BioCity and MediCity in Nottingham and the development of Infinity Park in Derby are representative of the volume and quality of science and technology innovation in the region.

"A lot of developers are working on important advances in medical technology and other healthcare innovations and they need to ensure their ideas are properly protected. Many of them also work in partnerships, which makes funding easier to secure but can be tricky to manage legally.

"This event will give them the knowledge and confidence to take their projects forward for commercialisation."

Commercialising and IP Strategies for Medical Innovation Projects will be held at Potter Clarkson Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, Belgrave Centre, Chaucer Street, Nottingham, NG1 5GG, on Thursday 3 December, from 9 am-1 pm and includes lunch.

Places are free but space is limited, to book please visit the Nottingham Law School website.

  • Notes for editors

    Press enquiries please contact Helen Breese, Media Relations Manager, on telephone +44 (0)115 848 8751, or via email.

    For more information on the Legal Advice Centre, visit the website

Event to help protect medical innovations

Published on 26 November 2015
  • Category: Business; The Hive; Nottingham Law School

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418