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 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.
GlobalWIIN’s video invite can be viewed here and the full programme can be viewed here. IPAN sponsored the special award for IP and IPAN Board Member Janice Denoncourt sat as a member of the Independent Judging Panel at the 2021 GlobalWIIN Awards.
The IPAN/University of the Arts London first joint event, with the UK Intellectual Property Office, on 14 June 2022 brought together an interesting mix of people, with a common interest in how creative entrepreneurs engage with intellectual property.
How trade secrets can impact your business. 4iP Council/ EUIPO online event. 23 June 2022. 15:00 – 16:00 BST.
IPAN Associate 4iP Council is hosting a free online event in collaboration with the European Union Intellectual Property Office which will explore trade secrets.
The Power of Intellectual Property: Creatives, Business and Practice. IPAN hybrid event. 14 June 2022. 17:00 – 18:30 BST online, 16:30 – 19:15 BST in-person.
Explore IP in creative businesses with Harriet Kelsall of the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), Roxanne Peters, IP Education Specialist at University of the Arts London (UAL), Cassie Quinn, UAL alumna and graduate designer and researcher, and IPAN Director Ruth Soetendorp.
Green tech, patents, standards: how to achieve global climate neutrality by 2050. 4iP Council online event. 31 May 2022. 15:00 – 16:00 BST.
IPAN Associate 4iP Council is hosting a free online event which will explore the role of patents in green tech.
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.