Welsh businesses will learn to defend and develop their assets at IT law event
Small businesses in South Wales will have the opportunity to find out how best to manage their intellectual assets next week, at an event organised by Software Alliance Wales, which is led by Swansea University.
“Knowledge is Power! How to manage your Intellectual Assets” is a business workshop taking place at the Village Hotel in Swansea from 6.30pm on Thursday, November 10, and is free to attend.
Every company has Intellectual Assets, but until recently, most have been slow to appreciate the potential of these assets within a commercial setting. Intellectual assets consist of Intellectual Property, together with the know-how and experience of an organisation built up over time. Within a knowledge based business, these assets become increasingly valuable.
One of the three speakers at this event, Andrew Beale OBE, Director of IP Wales, said: “Intellectual assets are the crown jewels of any business, and firms need to adapt and develop new methodologies to exploit these, whilst also protecting them and the future of their business.”
In this business workshop, Mr Beale will explain in real terms a workable method for Intellectual Asset Management, drawing on his own extensive experience and expertise in the area; Nicola McNeely, Partner at Capital Law who specialises in intellectual property and e-commerce law, and will speak on the subject of e-branding; and Ithel Jones, Patent Attorney at Wynne-Jones, Lainé and James will cover Software Patenting.
Dr Neal Harman, Director of Software Alliance Wales, said: “This event provides an ideal opportunity for SMEs in South Wales, and particularly those within the IT and software sectors, to learn about the ways in which they can safeguard their developments and themselves. We’re delighted to have three experts in their respective fields on hand to provide the latest advice and legislative guidance to our delegates.”
The Software Alliance Wales programme, which is led by Swansea University in collaboration with the University of Glamorgan, Bangor University, Aberystwyth University and University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, comprises four specific strands identified to support businesses in Wales. This event is offered as part of the Business ICT Workshops strand, and is made available through the programme to businesses in the Convergence areas of Wales.
“Knowledge is Power! How to manage your Intellectual Assets” takes place at the Village Hotel in Swansea from 6.30pm on Thursday, November 10, with registration at 6pm. To find out more or book a place at this free event contact the team on 01792 606663, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.softwarealliancewales.com/events.