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IP, innovation and investment conference

Featuring Julie Meyer, founder of Ariadne Capital

Do you understand the value of your intellectual property (IP)?

Whatever your business, you have more assets than you know. Think about your logo, your brand, maybe even the design of your products. Having a proper understanding of your IP means you can make it work for you as your business grows.

This full-day event will give you practical advice on commercialising, financing and selling your IP.

Speakers range from legal experts to successful inventors, with a key note speech from Julie Meyer (pictured). Julie is the Founder and Chief Executive of Ariadne Capital, an investment company which backs entrepreneurs. Ariadne’s recent successes include Espotting [now MIVA], Kashya [sold to EMC], and Skype [sold to Ebay]. Before founding Ariadne, Julie founded First Tuesday, the leading network of entrepreneurs. Julie sold First Tuesday for $50 million in July 2000. Julie is a World Economic Forum Global Leader for Tomorrow, an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and a BBC ‘Dragon’.

The day will be chaired by Real Business magazine editor and business guru Matthew Rock.


Patents, Trademarks, Copyright – What IP strategy should you adopt? – Robert Pocknell, Keystone Law

IP support services offered without charge by the British Library – British Library

IP support services offered by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) – IPO

From invention to commercial success; a case study – Jim Shaikh inventor of the award-winning Yoomi bottle


Selling IP to big business – Michael Addison, Proctor & Gamble

IP and investment – Julie Meyer, Ariadne Capital and BBC ‘Dragon’

Panel discussion, chaired by Real Business Editor, Matthew Rock

“The recession has changed investors’ viewpoint on businesses, when they will invest, and when they won’t invest, so it’s made life tougher. One of the most important aspects of start-up business is the intellectual property, that’s one of the key value points.”
Jim Shaikh, inventor of the Yoomi bottle

Event details

Who should attend? Businesses that want to commercialise, finance and sell their IP
Place: British Library Business & IP Centre
Cost: £50
How to Book: Book your place online now

Event dates

Tue 28 September 2010, 9.00 – 17.00

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