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.
In the spotlight…
IPAN joins the countless millions of people around the world deeply saddened by the death of our Sovereign Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II…
Access IPAN Director Mandy Haberman’s keynote presentation from the Design Innovation in Plastics Award 2022 here.
Guidebook to Intellectual Property, 7th Edition (Sir Robin Jacob, Matthew Fisher, Lynne Chave), Bloomsbury Publishing, July 2022
This new edition of the book provides an outline of the basic legal principles surrounding intellectual property, educating the reader as to the shape of the law.
IPAN recently featured on Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys “Two IPs In A Pod” podcast – available to listen to here now.
The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has announced a number of new board level appointments…
IPAN Director Mandy Haberman’s experience of patent infringement was selected by Professor David Vaver, keynote speaker, to illustrate Mr Justice Laddie’s intellectual property cases. Sir Hugh Ian Lang Laddie (1946-2008) was a High Court judge and thought leader in the IP law field with a corpus of case law judgments delivered over three decades.
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.
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.