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Patents are playing an increasingly important role in companies’ business plans and can rank amongst a company’s most valuable assets. As well as acting as a deterrent to competitors, they can be ...

Patents are playing an increasingly important role in companies’ business plans and can rank amongst a company’s most valuable assets. As well as acting as a deterrent to competitors, they can be used to attract investment into a company and licensed to generate income streams. Despite this, many SMEs fail to file patent applications for their inventions and so risk placing themselves at a competitive disadvantage.

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    • Invitation Patent Workshop Event September 2011, Day TBC, City of Bristol College,Register online for this free event by visiting: South Bristol Skills Academy.www.swcompositesgateway.co.uk 6.00 PM. Gain valuable information on the FREE event requirements that must be met Group presentation for an invention to be patentable Opportunity for one on one (illustrated by reference to actual meeting with a patent attorney patent applications in the Networking composites field)
    • Event ProgrammePatents are playing an increasingly important role in companies’ 1 Delegates arrival and registration (5.50 - 6.20pm)business plans and can rank amongst a company’s most valuable assets. 2 Welcome address – Jerry Corless SWCG (6.20 - 6.30pm)As well as acting as a deterrent to competitors, they can be used to 3 Group presentation by Jenkins attorneys (Partners)(6.30 -7.30pm)attract investment into a company and licensed to generate incomestreams. Despite this, many SMEs fail to file patent applications for their 4 Refreshments and Networking in the winter garden (7.30 - 8.00pm)inventions and so risk placing themselves at a competitive disadvantage. 5 One on one discussion with Jenkins patent attorney (8.00 - 9pm)In conjunction with the Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys firm RGCJenkins & Co, the South West Composites Gateway is hosting a freePatents workshop intended for SMEs working in the composites fieldthat would like to better understand how patents can be used to benefittheir business. The topics covered will include:• the requirements that must be met for an invention to be patentable Following a group presentation, an important aspect of the workshop is the (illustrated by reference to actual patent applications in the opportunity for attendees to have a confidential one to one discussion with composites field) a Jenkins patent attorney to talk through any patent issues specific to their• an overview of the patent application process in the UK own business. The workshop will be led by Jenkins partners Hugh Dunlop and Neil• filing for protection overseas Condon.• how patents can generate income for a business If you would like to attend the workshop please book your place by• how profits attributable to a UK patent will soon be taxed at registering online and indicate whether you would also like to arrange a one only10%. to one meeting with a patent attorney. Registration Register online by visiting: www.swcompositesgateway.co.uk