Gear-up and Refresh Your IP

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 02:30 pm — Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 03:30 pm

Location DSA-18 Hub, Building E, Unit 2.03, 1 Technology Place, Williamtown


Whether you are a start-up or a large enterprise IP will always be an essential part of your future success. Gear up and Refresh your IP (GRIP) will give you a short and sharp overview of IP protection covering the following topics:

  • What is IP and what types of protection are available
  • How to define 'novelty', 'inventive steps' and 'lack of obviousness' in a patent specification
  • If you can apply for a patent and what types of patent
  • Filing a patent and IP lifecycle
  • IP costs - aligning IP strategy with your business
  • Commercialisation process

This workshop is perfect for you if:

  • You have an idea that you think might be protectable but aren't sure where to go next
  • A business owner who is looking to refresh your understanding of IP and the commercialisation process
  • A UON researcher wanting to gain an appreciation of patenting timelines and requirements
  • An Industry representative looking to collaborate with the University on a research project but wants to understand IP implications first

A light lunch will be provided.

Greg Whitehead is a registered patent attorney with a proven track record in successfully drafting, prosecuting and defending commercially relevant patent and design rights in the field of mechanical engineering.  Greg’s work has led to significant commercial outcomes for his clients in terms of establishing and maintaining dominant market share and related competitive advantages.

Greg’s day-to-day practice encompasses a broad range of mechanical engineering technologies and is primarily focused on advanced product and process technology, including: automated manufacturing systems, robotic systems, vision systems, automotive products, processes for the miningindustry, navigation systems and related manufacturing technology.  Greg also acts for a number of multi-national corporations with commercial activities based on clean energy generation, medical devices, micro-optic based security systems, building systems, and related products and processes.

UON is proud to be able to bring this event to you via the NSW State Government's Boosting Business Innovation Program funding.