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IoD South Yorkshire Masterclass “Intellectual Property – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"

20 Jun 2018
Sheffield City Region Offices, Sheffield

Hosted by Sheffield City Region Growth Hub, with representation from the Intellectual Property Office and Withers & Rogers LLP – one of the largest IP law firms in Europe, this half day masterclass looks at the implications of Intellectual Property in a practical business context – what strengths it can bring to the business, its power if utilised correctly and the vulnerability of a business with improper and incorrect use.

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Date & time: 20 Jun 2018 09:00 - 12:00
Location: Sheffield City Region Offices, Sheffield
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Mrs Susanne Foxley
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Our expert speakers will share case studies and real life stories so that attendees can get a practical understanding of areas such as:

  • what IPR might exist within your business
  • what is an IP audit
  • how to value your IP
  • commercialising and exploiting your IP
  • how to defend your IP
  • costs v benefit of protection your IP
  • what happens if you infringe someone else’s IPR


Attendees will come away from the workshop more confident in their understanding of their own intellectual property position, and with some clear insight on how to develop an effective intellectual property strategy.


Dave Hopkins – Intellectual Property Office


Dave Hopkins is the Business Engagement Manager for the Intellectual Property Office holding a number of key roles over the last 20 years.

Dave works within the Business Support Policy Team and is primarily responsible for working with a range of local, regional and national organisations to help promote intellectual property rights to UK businesses.

Prior to joining the Office Dave has worked in a broad range of private sector organisations including manufacturing, distribution, retail and insurance.

Dave gives presentations on IP at a range of professional conferences, workshops and events and has had a number of articles published.

Rosie Hardy – Withers & Rogers LLP

Rosie Hardy BSc (Physics), CPA, EPA.  Rosie is a patent attorney who has extensive experience in securing patent protection throughout a range of applications including electromechanical devices, power generation, clean technology, automotive parts, rail, oil and gas exploration, medical apparatus and consumer products.

Rosie works with a wide range of clients from individuals to multinational corporations, universities, overseas clients and business support agencies and has particular expertise in developing commercially effective intellectual property portfolios.
In addition to drafting and prosecuting patent applications, Rosie specialises in managing and enforcing patent rights for her clients as well as opposing and avoiding infringement of third party patents.


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  • Sheffield City Region Offices
  • 11 Broad Street West
  • Sheffield
  • S1 2BQ

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