The Tech Business MiniMBA #1: IP Basics for Technology Businesses

Event Info

Tue 16 Apr, 2013 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wiggin LLP
10th Floor, Met Building, 22 Percy Street
London, W1T 2BU, UK (Map)
Cost: FREE, RSVP required


Intellectual Property Rights (or IPRs) come in lots of different shapes and sizes and can exist in any form of creative contribution you or any

members of your team make to the technology, content, branding or other materials that are core to your business.  This event will focus on the value of intellectual property as an asset and what you, as an early stage  tech business, need to do to acquire, protect and maintain rights in any intellectual property that you generate.  In addition, we will look at what steps you should take when acquiring or licensing intellectual property from third parties.  There are some simple things that you can do which will allow you to maximise the value of your intellectual property and ensure that when it comes to securing investment (or maybe even exiting your business) that you are in a position to realise that value.  Intellectual property will often be the most valuable asset held by early stage tech businesses and as a result, investors will always want to investigate whether an investee company's intellectual property is properly protected before they invest. Therefore, in the final part of this session, we will look at the measures which early stage companies can take in order to prepare their intellectual property arrangements for due diligence and investment.

The presenters for the evening will be Ciaran Hickey, Gurminder Panesar and David Deakin from Wiggin LLP, a specialist law firm in for the Media industry. 


Doors open at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start, please arrive in good time so as not to disrupt the presentation. Drinks and snacks will be provided as we appreciate you'll probably have been working hard all day. If you have any questions relating to the series please contact Caroline Heron at carolineatminibarlabs [dot] com.

The Tech Business MiniMBA is delivered by MiniBarLabs in partnership with the ICT KTN


About the event series

The TechBusiness MiniMBA series addresses common business issues in web and tech companies. Our presenters are successful entrepreneurs, CTOs, investors, accountants and lawyers, who are amongst the best in the UK’s web sector. To find out more about the series and RSVP to upcoming events please see here.


About MiniBarLabs

It’s hard to create a brief description of what we’ve been doing for the last 7 years, but everything we do via MiniBarLabs is about connecting new technologies, digital start ups, products and services with innovative people and communities (and vice versa).

MiniBar is the UK’s biggest technology community with over 6400 members. 300 of us meet once a month to catch up on the latest techie news and trends. Our TechBusiness MiniMBA gathers together some of UK’s top experts who advise on how best to manage, measure, promote and expand your tech business. The CodeMaker workshops teach the essentials of coding and how to build mobile and web apps. It will provide everything you need to know about the behind the scenes of the internet so that you may take control of your startup or digital project.

We also develop purpose built events for start ups, agencies and big tech companies as well as business strategies for companies large and small. In short: we are MiniBarLabs – we tinker, tailor, tutor, train…




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