Monday 7th September 2020, 2:00pm (London UK – BST) 45mins

What will the talk cover?

GJE Expert IP Talks will be delving into all of the core areas of IP practice.  The focus will be on UK and European systems but we will also cover the worldwide context.

Securing and prioritising funding for research and development can be a struggle for many businesses.  In particular, it can be easy to overlook the support provided to innovative companies by national and local governments.  This session will provide an introduction to some of the sources of funding and related incentives available to British business.

We will discuss some of the reasons why the UK government is seeking to encourage innovation, and will point your business in the right direction to leverage some of the existing support.  The talk will provide tips on how to make best use of the strategic options present in the patent system, discuss UK tax relief schemes available to innovative businesses, and explore some of the grants, loans and innovation competitions on offer for groundbreaking UK companies.

Who will be speaking?

Guy Edwards is a European and Chartered UK Patent Attorney.  As a member of GJE’s Advanced Engineering sector group, Guy specialises in the engineering, telecoms and electronics sectors, and has a particular interest in maritime innovation and green technologies.

Guy works with a wide range of clients, from individual inventors to multinational corporations.  His clear, detailed and commercially focused advice is informed by his wealth of experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications.  Guy is focussed on helping his clients better understand their IP needs and making sure they maximise the value present in their intellectual property.