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IPAN, The First 30 Years – Can You Help?

The Intellectual Property Awareness Network (IPAN) was first set up in 1993 so next year it will be celebrating its 30th anniversary.  Dr Janet Burgess, IPAN’s Membership Officer, has taken on the task of compiling a record of its history and achievements through the decades as it developed from a relatively informal group committed to raising awareness of intellectual property and its importance, to the formally constituted network which it is today.

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IP Federation Review 2021 published

IP Federation, a long-standing member of IPAN, has published its annual newsletter, this year titled “IP Federation Review 2021”. IP Federation was founded in 1920 and this publication provides a comprehensive overview of its 101st year.

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New Sustainable Development Standards Positively Impact IP

IPAN’s recent ground-breaking virtual network event, “Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ISO Standards to support IP Management, Governance, and Investment”, took place on 24 November 2021. The panel of speakers, who share a wealth of experience between them across several disciplines, examined how AI, Data Analytics, and new IP-related ISO standards could support IP management, corporate governance, and investment in the UK and global IP ecosystem.

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IPAN Director Jan Denoncourt’s new publication

IPAN Director Associate Professor Janice Denoncourt’s Chapter ‘IP, intangibles and banking capital adequacy ratios’ is part of an important new publication in the field of sustainability – “Intellectual Property and Sustainable Markets”, Edward Elgar Publishing, July 2021. The publication will be of value to students and scholars of IP and environmental law, as well as policymakers, practitioners and NGOs concerned with corporate social and environmental responsibility.

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IPAN responds to UKIPO Consultation on AI and IP

IPAN’s response to the UK Intellectual Property Office Open Consultation Artificial Intelligence was led by Associate Professor Dr Janice Denoncourt. The Government response was published on 23 March 2021, and can be accessed here. The IPAN board considered the role the patent system plays…

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Annual General Meeting 2020: Chairman’s report

Annual General Meeting 2020: Chairman’s report

As IPAN Members will be aware, IPAN’s Annual General Meeting took place online on 10 December 2020. The Chairman’s report for 2020, addressing the unexpected year and resulting move to an increased online presence, recent partnerships and events scheduled in 2021, can be accessed here.

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2020 Activities for your Diary

2020 Activities for your Diary

Given the current COVID-19 restrictions, IPAN is delivering its current and planned 2021 events as webinars and Zoom based meetings. The next event is on Tues November 24th @3.00 – 4.30pm GMT: “5G mobile networks and IP rights: winner takes all?” IPAN’s major online expert discussion and Q&A in partnership with the IET. Free but early registration is essential!

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IPAN-CIPU online IP teaching workshop July 8, 2020

IPAN-CIPU online IP teaching workshop July 8, 2020

In preparation for the autumn transition to online teaching of most IP courses, the UK Intellectual Property Awareness Network (IPAN) and the US Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU), held a first, well attended (70 registrants),international Zoom workshop on July 8th to share good practice and practical tips amongst IP educators.

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IP basics for SMEs

IP basics for SMEs

4iP Council has now launched the latest of its “4 Reasons 4 IP” basic guides focusing on Trademarks following its earlier guides on Patents and Copyright. The Guides have been produced in collaboration with expert groups including IPAN. They provide practical, interactive web advice that aims to help SMEs and innovative businesses understand the economic and strategic value of their intellectual property.

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IP Awareness Summit UC Berkeley – March 2020

IP Awareness Summit UC Berkeley – March 2020

In early March, IPAN director and convenor of the IPAN Education Group, Professor Ruth Soetendorp, was a speaker at the 3rd IP Awareness Summit held at UC Berkeley, CA.  The Summit was organised by Bruce Berman, founder of  the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU)  an independent, non-profit organization that helps raise awareness of IP rights and how they impact people’s lives.

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What is the Corporate value of IP?

What is the Corporate value of IP?

Network Meeting following the IPAN AGM on Thursday 21st November 2019 in the CIPA Hall. IP and related intangibles are now internationally recognised as the most valuable assets in global value chains but is their value properly understood and secured by business particularly at board level?

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Encouraging entrepreneurship

Encouraging entrepreneurship

IPAN member, Cass Business School, collects and makes available the stories of the entrepreneurs of our times in its Museum of Entrepreneurship.  Remarkable stories of how they started, what inspired and motivated them, how they grew and eventually exited; stories of...

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CIPU IP Awareness and Attitudes Report 2019

CIPU IP Awareness and Attitudes Report 2019

The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) is an independent, non-profit organization the helps to raise awareness of intellectual property rights and how they impact people’s lives. The latest CIPU Report – “IP Awareness and Attitudes: A Summary of...

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Sad loss of Tim Roberts – long time IPAN representative

Sad loss of Tim Roberts – long time IPAN representative

IPAN is sad to announce the recent death at the age of 80 of one of its long time supporters, Tim Roberts, the former IP Manager at Zeneca Seeds and renowned international IP expert on plant biotechnology and genetics. He was President of the Chartered Institute of...

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IPAN pays respects to Inventor Trevor Baylis

IPAN notes with sadness the recent death of Trevor Baylis, inventor of the wind-up radio, who was recognised with an OBE in 1997 and made CBE in 2015 for his services to IP. Trevor Baylis Brands, the company he founded to help inventors progress their ideas into...

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IP and the University Challenge

IP and the University Challenge

IPAN Vice-Chair, Mandy Haberman, reports on the European Progress Conference 2017: Dissemination of IP knowledge in universities which
 took place at 
the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich from 24-25 January

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