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New databases and cooperation ahead in Europe?

by Andrew Watson on 2 March 2009

Following up from the Managing IP Webinar on Catalysing the European Market, (which you can watch the replay) we discussed about a whole range of ideas in looking at the European (and global) market for Intellectual Property Services. I especially liked Benoit‘s slide on the IP ecosystem in Europe, which had both IP Brokerage and IP consulting as growing in Europe and IP funds and IP investment funds as very early stage here. All and all too much to cover the presentations individually, so check it out for yourself and get in touch afterwards.

One element that came out pretty strongly in both the questions and from the speakers was about the next steps, including Ben‘s suggestion that what may be needed to catalyse IP is a “database” of war stories about IP and its importance to businesses. So where do we go from here to put IP high on the list among businesses?

I think that another webinar would be a strong next step, and we’re looking into that possibility.  I’d like to even look into forming a more official group behind IP service providers with the mission of education about IP to the business community.

In the meantime, if you are on LinkedIn, please join the Golden Triangle IP group (especially if in the UK) or Duncan’s IP strategists group (or join both!).


MIP Webinar: Catalysing the European IP market

by Andrew Watson on 9 February 2009

Together with the team at Exponent IP, we’ve helped organise a webinar with Managing IP on the European IP services market on February 26 at 2pm GMT.

Speakers in the hour-long web seminar will:

  • Discuss where the global IP service market is heading;
  • Ask why Europe lags behind the US;
  • Explain the European perspective on IP services;
  • Highlight some of the practical approaches to IP valuation; and
  • Examine how to make IP a priority for CEOs.

Please see the direct event link or MIP Webinar page for more info.

This web seminar will be moderated by James Nurton of Managing IP and speakers will include:

Andrew Watson, ipVA

Benoit Geurts, Exponent IP

Ben Goodger, Rouse

Elizabeth Gutteridge, Deloitte LLP

UPDATE (HT to Jackie): And I should mention that the webinar is free (registration is required).