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.
Can the IP System Serve Small Businesses Better? – video recording of event
A full recording of IPAN’s recent hybrid event hosted in collaboration with UCL Institute of Brand & Innovation Law (IBIL) and IP Pro Bono – Can the IP System Serve Small Businesses Better? – exploring ways in which the IP system might serve small businesses better, is now available.
Podcast: IPAN Director Mandy Haberman on “Bring Your Product Idea to Life”
Mandy Haberman, IPAN Director and Founder of Haberman Global Innovations Ltd, recently joined Vicki Weinberg, host of the “Bring Your Product Idea to Life” podcast, to share her story and her insights on how you can protect your product ideas.
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.
GLOBALWIIN and IPAN’s IP & Trailblazer Awards 2021
IPAN is delighted to support the Global Women Inventors & Innovator’s Network Awards. Held on 2 December, the virtual Ceremony was hosted by Dr Bola Olabisi FRSA, GlobalWIIN founder and CEO and IPAN friend.
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.
Annual General Meeting 2021: Chairman’s report
Chairman’s report from IPAN’s 2021 Annual General Meeting.
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.
World Intellectual Property Organisation case study: a smart solution for food transportation
IPAN was delighted to support Global Women Inventors & innovators Network (GlobalWIIN) in 2020. We offer our congratulations to Patience Nwodu, for her invention of the Chibu Reusable Carriers for food products. Patience was the winner of the GWIIN Annual Awards...
IPAN review of report on IP Education in Business Schools in the US
In April 2021, the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) published a report on IP education in the United States, titled "IP Education at Business Schools: An Evolving Landscape". The 18 page report is accessible here. Key findings include that none of...
IP Strategy for FinTech start-ups & SMEs – video recording of event
A full recording of IPAN's live online World IP Day event - IP Strategy for FinTech start-ups and SMEs - exploring trends in FinTech IP protection and strategy, is now available. The event was streamed live on 26 April 2021, with the support of the Intellectual...
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…