Understanding the true value of intellectual property (such as copyright, trade mark, design, patent, trade secrets) provides an opportunity for businesses to drive innovation and growth, secure brand protection and mitigate risk.  IP know-how is vital for survival in the digital economy.

A high-profile line-up of IP experts and businesses attended 'Maximising Innovation with Intellectual Property', a  Masterclass with Brunel University London, Co-Innovate and Brunel Law School on February 12 2019 at the Brunel Law School.  The event was designed to help businesses understand how to utilise their IP to maximise their innovation and success.  Free legal consultations with the Brunel Law Pro Bono Centre, the IP experts and Law students were offered to businesses in order to audit their current and potential IP position.

Speakers included: 

Professor William Leahy, Vice Provost, Brunel University London

Professor Robert Holdway, Director of Innovation, Co-Innovate Brunel University

Dr Hayleigh Bosher, Lecturer in Intellectual Property Brunel University and IP Consultant

Margaret Briffa, Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer

Nick Kounoupias, Chief Counsel Anti-Copying in Designs (ACID)

Mandy Haberman, Inventor and Entrepreneur best known for the Anywayup® Cup

Michael Neilsen, Engineering and IT Group, Carpmaels & Ransford


Further information:

Brunel University 

Co-Innovate is an innovation support programme for London based SMEs, entrepreneurs and start-ups. Our goal is to help companies achieve business growth through collaboration with Brunel University London’s world class academic expertise, knowledge assets and facilities. We are jointly funded by Brunel University London and the European Regional Development Fund.