Introduction to Intellectual Property

  • Imperial White City Incubator - 9:30 am
  • 28 Mar 2019
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Introduction to Intellectual Property is designed to help Imperial entrepreneurs understand what Intellectual Property (IP) is, the role of IP in growing a business and how to build an IP portfolio.

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Thursday 28 March 2019, 9.30am – 1.00pm
Imperial White City Incubator

The module is followed by a networking lunch from 1.00pm – 2.00pm.

Why attend?

  • understand how to identify, evaluate and capture your intellectual property in order to secure intellectual property rights;
  • learn to devise an IP strategy in line with the business model;
  • hear IP best practices, examples and case studies;
  • find out how to build and manage an IP portfolio.

Cost of participation

This module is dedicated to members of Imperial College London community: academics, staff, students and alumni and participation is free of charge.

Topics covered

  • IP with real life examples
  • patents and the patenting process
  • how to read and search patent literature
  • the importance of who owns a patent will be discussed and why this is crucial in any due diligence process with potential investors
  • overview of how to plan and build an IP portfolio to support business development and attract investment


The course will be delivered by IP experts from Imperial Innovations who have significant experience in helping spinouts identify, register and protect their IP.


Detailed instructions on how to get to the Incubator are available from the link below

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This event is intended for and will prioritise members of the Imperial College London community. Please register with an Imperial email address where possible.

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On the same day

Also on 28 March 2019, Innovation Academy will deliver "Funding and Finance for Startups", offering insight into how to get funding for your start-up company.

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