22nd May Breakfast Networking/Speaker Event

April 9, 2013


Innovation Martlesham, in association with IP Network, would like to invite you to another Breakfast Networking Event
Protecting Innovation
22nd May 2013
08:00am – 09.30am
Ross Building Foyer, Adastral Park
With Guest Speakers  
Colin Mallett, Trusted Renewables, Ltd
Speaking about his personal experience and importance of legally protecting IPR
Ben Williams, Trainee Solicitor Brown Rudnick LLP
Ben, a lawyer at law firm Brown Rudnick, will give a presentation on the protection and exploitation of intellectual property (IP) for early stage companies.  With particular experience in emerging technology and early stage investment, Ben will talk about how to maximise the gains and minimise the risks as well as providing some advice on what companies can do to make themselves more attractive to investment.
Alison Simons, Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys Dummett Copp LLP
Alison will be talking about the differences between a patent attorney and an IP lawyer and explain the requirements of a patent application and the purpose/importance of claims. She will touch on the international aspects and territorial nature of patents and will discuss financial reasons to patent your invention and why the newly introduced UK patent box might change your focus.
PLACES ARE LIMITED AND ATTENDANCE IS BY REGISTRATION ONLY.   Please register by contacting  and await confirmation that you have been successful
0800                 Registration and networking over refreshments
0815                Guest Speaker, Colin Mallett
0820                Guest Speaker, Ben Williams
0840                Guest Speaker, Alison Simons
0855                Guest Speaker, Colin Mallett
0905                Questions & Informal networking
0930                Close
Ben Williams advises clients on how to protect, exploit and manage intellectual property assets.  He represents clients across diverse industries including emerging technologies, software, energy tech, e-commerce, gaming, publishing, entertainment and digital media and marketing (regulatory, clearance and commercial).Ben has been involved in a variety of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters involving, among others, trade marks, patents, data protection, cyber squatting, licensing and franchising, copyrights, design rights, database and analogous rights, and personality and image rights.

Recent representations have included advising a leading television and online retailer on its adverting clearance and pricing policies, global brand protection advice for one of the world’s leading insurance companies and licensing for the world’s most advanced 3D mapping software.

Alison Simons qualified as a European Patent Attorney with BT’s Intellectual Property Department in 2001.
Alison started her career in the Speech Applications division at BT Research Laboratories after graduating from Manchester University with a degree in Computer Science in 1986. During her time with BT she was awarded an MSc in Telecommunications Engineering from Kings College London and contributed to several speech recognition patents.
Alison has been a partner with Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys Dummett Copp since 2005, specializing in electronics, software, speech synthesis & recognition and telecommunications related inventions.
Colin Mallett has been working in innovation management for more than 40 years.
He joined the Post Office Research Laboratories at Dollis Hill in 1968 and left in BT’s R&V in 2002. Before leaving, he was in the Mobility Research Centre where he was responsible for BT’s Mobile Application Platform corporate research programme, as well as BT lines-of-business R&D work. He was previously involved in a Brightstar Venture.
After he left BT, he set up Fulvens Ltd which specialises in innovation and thought leadership to exploit the convergence ICT, mobility and e-commerce, and in 2007 co-founded sister company Trusted Renewables Ltd (TRL) which takes this knowledge and experience across into “Smart Energy” and Renewables markets. Both companies have a strong R&D focus and operate out of Adsatral Park as part of the Innovation Martlesham project.
To date Colin’s team have completed consultancy contracts for BT, Sharp and Gemalto. They have an excellent relationship with both UKTI and TSB and have been on numerous trade missions round the world including the prestigious “Web Mission” which took 16 of the most innovative UK companies to India. They have won six R&D funding competitions including being nominated as a “Green Genius” – “Greenius” company which is part of the UK Governments green growth agenda. They have also developed their “in house” IPRs. As well as considerable know how in the smart energy marketplace, this includes a patent which has been granted in the UK and South Africa, and is pending in Japan, Australia, India, EU and USA. Colin is currently seeking partners to commercialise these ideas.
Colin has a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Bath University and an MSc from Essex university; he is a Chartered Engineer and corporate member of the IET. He is also a board member and director of the Smart Homes and Buildings Association, a Visiting Fellow at University of Hertfordshire and a STEM Energy Ambassador.

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