Patent Infringement - Risks and rewards for organisations and investors

Posted on 04/03/16

Three market leading intellectual property experts have joined forces to outline some of the risks and rewards involved in patent infringement, a very real threat when dealing in new technologies and inventions. Dehns Patent and Trademark Attorneys, Centor Insurance and Risk Management, and CFC Underwriting will be presenting in the Fleming Suite, in Discovery Park House on Thursday 10 March between 12 and 2pm (including a buffet lunch).

You will hear about real life examples of what can go wrong if threatened with an allegation of patent infringement, how to mitigate risks, and how to protect your freedom to commercialise your technologies when faced with infringement claims.

Phill Price, Patent Attorney at Dehns, explains:

“This event will really be of interest to the science tenants at Discovery Park, and to any company performing R&D or already commercialising products, processes or services of a scientific or technical nature. In particular, the case studies and practical advice should be of use to patentees, companies thinking about filing patent applications, and companies whose competitors have patents.”

John Bellingan from Centor continues,

“As insurance and risk professionals it is our duty to identify gaps or potential exposures in our clients’ current insurance and risk management programs. Intellectual Property protection from an insurance and risk management view is often a subject that is overlooked or misunderstood. The potential issues around patent infringement can be devastating for an organisation, so any organisation or individual involved in new technology and innovation must be in a position to defend themselves against alleged patent infringement.”

Erik Alsegård, Intellectual Property Practice Leader, CFC summarises:

“An allegation of infringement against the company can indeed have catastrophic consequences, but the same is also true from an enforcement perspective. If a company holds IP assets but cannot afford to defend or enforce them against an infringer then the value of the asset is clearly compromised. This event will provide some real life examples offering an insight into not only IP disputes but also how a company can benefit from employing a good IP strategy before and during an infringement claim.”

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