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23 June, 2016 - 12:20 By Kate Sweeney

Cambridge stages IP summit with a difference

Experts in Intellectual Property protection and exploitation are holding a Cambridge masterclass to help local companies understand the key issues in a critical area of business.

The inaugural Cambridge Information and Intellectual Property Meeting (CIIPM) is being held on Wednesday, July 13 at Homerton College.

The meeting offers opportunities to learn from a range of practitioners with insights for ambitious technology companies, about  setting up collaborations, understanding how to make the most of patent box, using IP to protect innovation, to define a market place – and more on the successful commercialisation of technology products. 

Speakers at CIIPM include Professor Jaideep Prabhu (Cambridge University Judge Business School) talking on frugal innovation: how to do more (and better) with less; Stuart Raynor (J A Kemp) on IP for technology startups;  Jane List (Extract Information) talking about optimising the commercialisation window from the perspective of managing communications whilst establishing IP and understanding the market place and Rachel Hodge from HMRC Incentives & Reliefs Unit on the patent box scheme which was re-designed last year.

In addition, Stuart Newbold (PSIM) will talk about how to establish Freedom to Operate (FTO) prior to marketing or manufacturing a new product; Peter Evans (UKIPO) will refer to the IPO’s patent landscaping work and highlight some common misconceptions when interpreting patent data; Pauline Stasiak (MRC Technology) highlights dos and don’ts from the perspective of MRC technology collaborations; Nigel Swycher (Aistemos) talks about how to make use of IP analytics to prepare for collaborative opportunities, by reviewing competitor portfolios.

The meeting aims to bring together up to 60 people with an interest in technology innovation and its commercialisation.

CIIPM is organised by two Cambridgeshire based information and IP-focused practioners - Extract Information and Patent Search & Information Management. Jane List and Stuart Newbold founded their businesses in 2013, following careers which spanned IP, information and technology industries.  CIIPM was conceived to bring these fields together.

The duo recognised a need for an independent meeting where technology innovators could meet with IP specialists, legal teams, investors, and information providers in a neutral space to make sense of ‘big data,’  IP issues, patent, legal and commercial information. 

CIIPM fields not only a strong list of speakers for the inaugural event but also has a small exhibition featuring information and analysis companies, Minesoft, CAS, and Aistemos, IP specialist J A Kemp, law firm Birketts and the GB IPO, who will be on hand to answer questions on patent filing, prosecution and trademark matters. 

The complete programme follows the innovation life cycle. 

Attendance costs £75 + VAT, via Eventbrite and registration in advance is required. To sign up for the event, visit

Jane List can be contacted at Extract Information Ltd. Tel: 01763 853029; Mobile 07538 660 193. Or visit the website at:

• PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS: Professor Jaideep Prabhu, University of Cambridge Judge Business School

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