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…
IPAN Director Dr Janice Denoncourt attends Nobel Prize Summit 2023 in Washington DC
Dr Janice Denoncourt, IPAN Director, reflects on her visit to Washington DC in May for the Nobel Prize Summit 2023 Being invited to attend the opening day of the globally renowned Nobel Prize Summit in person is very special. Held on 25 May at the National Academy of...
IPAN sponsors new IP Prize at University of Exeter Law School, our latest IPAN University Member
The University of Exeter Law School has recently become a member of IPAN, which is now also the proud sponsor of the Law School’s new Intellectual Property Prize.
‘Bridges, Not Barricades’: IPAN members have complimentary access to the 6th Annual Intellectual Property Awareness Summit to be held virtually on 02 May 2023
The sixth annual Intellectual Property Awareness Summit® (IPAS 2023) will be held virtually on 02 May 2023 in Boston in conjunction with Northeastern University’s Center for Research Innovation (CRI). IPAS is a gathering of IP owners, creators, educators, lawyers,...
4IP Council to host webinar and Q&A with EUIPO on importance of IP to SMEs and Startups
4IP Council is hosting a joint Webinar + Q&A with the EUIPO about the importance of Intellectual Property for SMEs and startups, and the initiatives that they can already benefit from such as the SME fund, IP scan and the free IP Consultation service (pro bono)...
IPAN hosts special panel and networking reception for World IP Day on ‘Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity’
On Wednesday 26 April 2023 the Intellectual Property Awareness Network was delighted to host a panel and networking reception at the Institute of Directors (IoD) in London, 'Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity', celebrating World IP Day with a panel...
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 email@example.com/
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.