Metis Partners - Newsletter Autumn 2011


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Metis Partners - Newsletter Autumn 2011

  1. 1. Metis Partners News Autumn 2011Welcome! We‟ve had a very busy summer so thought News Flash! Metis Partners has been nominated as awe would start the last quarter of 2011 off by updating finalist in the „Asset Valuer/Auctioneer of the Year‟you with a taster of what we‟ve been up to in the past category at this years Insolvency & Rescue Awards. Thefew months. Enjoy! award recognises companies who have maximised and realised the value of assets across a spectrum of disposals.Baltic IP Metis Partners has invested in Baltic IP, a We are keeping our fingers crossed until the 5th Octoberreal time online platform that provides a link between when the winner will be announced at the awards dinner inthe Baltic States universities, technology transfer offices the Lancaster Hotel, London.and international companies. The platform enablescommercialisation opportunities between corporates IP Talking Shop Last month Metis Partners hosted anwith innovation needs and informal, “lively” dinner at the Chardon D‟or with IP assetBaltic research organisations licensing as the central topic of discussion. Speaker, Patoffering innovative and new Kennedy of Cellport & author of ‘Ideajacked’ , shared histechnologies. Baltic IP will be launching this October experiences of the good, the bad and the ugly of IP assetwith an open innovation competition run by Metis licensing. Guests described Pat‟s presentation asPartners, which invites new business and technology “inspirational” and that in particular it informed guests ofideas from research institutions. “the benefits and pitfalls of investing in patent protection.”Wealth Wheel Metis Partners is excited to have After Pat‟s presentation, guests, including severaljoined together with two of the UK‟s leading IP asset entrepreneurs and experienced figures in IP, participated inexperts (Jumpstart and Harrison Goddard Foote), to an “excellent intellectual debate.”create a structure with formidable wealth generating Latest Deals Mongoose: Specialised in the design andpower. manufacture of professional cricket bat models the MMi3The Wealth Wheel is an integrated approach to improve and CoR3. IP assets sold: patent applications, tradethe wealth of businesses across the country by following marks, registered designs, domain names &a money generating three step process: organisational knowledge1) Recover significant funds for the business‟ developments. Vergo Retail: Owners of a number of well-known (Jumpstart) department stores and several brands such as the iconic2) Protect these developments to Lewis‟s of Liverpool and Owen Owen. IP assets sold: create a business value. (HGF) trade marks & domain names3) Explore how to leverage Land of Leather: A leading UK furniture retail business benefit and maximise a return and household name specialising in the sale of leather sofas. from them. (Metis Partners) IP assets sold: trade marks & domain namesThe Wealth Wheel will be rolling into Stirling onSeptember 22nd. Experts in the assessment and exploitation ofWords of Wisdom Be sure to catch up on our blog, intellectual property assetsthis months articles are: Innovation is? Tel: 0141 353 3011 Is it wise to be an expert?