IPAN brings together organisations and individuals drawn from business, commerce, education and the IP professions in the UK, all committed to championing the importance and understanding of IP as a vital ingredient for innovation and success of businesses, large and small.

IPAN events, publications, and research activities aim to stimulate and extend debate about the role and value of IP protection in all its forms. We are constituted as a not-for-profit, membership organisation, independent of any sector lobbying group, and committed to the principles of equality, diversity, and inclusion in all our activities.

IPAN membership is open to organisations and individuals (including students) with an interest in helping promote understanding of the value of IP to society. It currently includes those who use IP or depend on it in their business or profession, as well as IP educators, IP experts and economists, forming a unique, independent think-tank on IP awareness matters. The diverse background and experience of the IPAN membership is its key strength and we are keen to develop this further.

Find out more about IPAN here, becoming a member here, upcoming events here.

In the spotlight…

World IP Day 2023

World IP Day 2023

John Ogier, Chairman of the Intellectual Property Awareness Network (IPAN), invites you to celebrate World IP day discussing this year’s WIPO theme: “Women and IP: accelerating innovation and creativity”, with a panel of expert speakers (see below) on Wednesday 26th April, from 4pm – 6.30pm at The Burton Room, Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ED.

There will be an opportunity for networking over drinks and a selection of light refreshments after the panel discussion.

Tickets are £75 (free to IPAN members). Please confirm your attendance as soon as possible to msec@ipaware.org/

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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.

Business & Finance

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.