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…
IP strategy for FinTech start-ups & SMEs – a live online event for World IP Day. 26 April 2021. 18:00 – 19:30 BST.
This IPAN online event is held with the support of the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and Nottingham Law School (NLS), part of Nottingham Trent University. John Ogier, IPAN Chairman, will lead a panel of industry, law, and academic professionals. They will explore trends in FinTech and IP protection and strategy.
Participate in a free online survey on IP Education and Training to receive a report on the findings
IPAN encourages you to participate in a free online survey on IP education and training! The survey covers IP education, learning, teaching and training, and is open to anyone.
The 4th Intellectual Property Awareness Summit (IPAS 2021) will take place, as a virtual event, between 17:00 and 19:30 GMT on 28 and 29 April 2021. The event is free but registration is required and places are limited. The virtual event is organised by the Center for...
Michelle Okyere and co-author IPAN Director Dr Janice Denoncourt recently published their article ‘Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Ghana’s Kente Textiles: the Case for Geographical Indications’ (12 February 2021) online in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice…
Free online lecture – “Standard Essential Patents and FRAND licensing”. Lord Justice Arnold. 21 April 2021. 17:00 BST.
Bournemouth University’s Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management is hosting a free online lecture featuring Sir Richard Arnold, Lord Justice of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, who specialises in intellectual property.
IP Federation, a longstanding member of IPAN, has published its annual newsletter, this year titled “IP Federation Review 2020”. IP Federation was founded in 1920 and this publication provides a comprehensive overview of its 100th year.
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.