The Intellectual Property Awareness Network

The Intellectual Property Awareness Network brings together organisations and individuals from all walks of business, commerce, education and the IP professions to champion the importance and understanding of IP as a vital ingredient for innovation and success in entrepreneurial business. Through our events, publications such as our Topic Briefs, and research projects, we seek to engage and enthuse, stimulating debate about the role and value of IP in all its forms. IPAN is an independent not for profit, inclusive, membership organisation for people who are users of IP in their businesses, organisations for IP rich industry sectors, educationalists teaching IP awareness, IP experts and anyone who has an interest or something to contribute or who would just like to know more and make IP connections. Find out more about IPAN here, becoming a member here, upcoming events here.

News and Events

IP basics for SMEs

IP basics for SMEs

4iP Council has now launched the third of its “4 Reasons 4 IP” basic guides focusing on Trademarks following its earlier guides on Patents and Copyright. The Guuides have been produced in collaboration with expert groups including IPAN. They provide practical, interactive web advice that aims to help SMEs and innovative businesses understand the economic and strategic value of their intellectual property.

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IP Awareness Summit UC Berkeley – March 2020

IP Awareness Summit UC Berkeley – March 2020

In early March, IPAN director and convenor of the IPAN Education Group, Professor Ruth Soetendorp, was a speaker at the 3rd IP Awareness Summit held at UC Berkeley, CA.  The Summit was organised by Bruce Berman, founder of  the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU)  an independent, non-profit organization that helps raise awareness of IP rights and how they impact people’s lives.

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What is the Corporate value of IP?

What is the Corporate value of IP?

Network Meeting following the IPAN AGM on Thursday 21st November 2019 in the CIPA Hall. IP and related intangibles are now internationally recognised as the most valuable assets in global value chains but is their value properly understood and secured by business particularly at board level?

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Education

The Group draws on the wide experience in the broad IPAN membership of how IP education (or the lack of it) affects graduate career prospects.

Finance, Business + Economics

Establishing IP value and exploiting the economic potential of IP assets remain much of a mystery to businesses, financiers and investors.  This Group is working to help get IP understood as a key asset class for business growth and economic development.

UK_Parliament by Hernán Piñera

Parliamentary

This Group aims to ensure that IPAN is known to parliamentarians and businesses alike as an independent, unbiased, authoritative IP resource.

Photo by Hernán Piñera (some rights reserved)