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Innovation Funding Strategies: UK tax relief schemes, grants, innovation competitions & more.

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.

Who are GJE?

Gill Jennings & Every (GJE) are a firm of European Patent, Trade Mark & Design Attorneys. We act throughout the UK and EU – through both our London and Munich offices.

We are recognised as a leading European IP firm by the Financial Times. In addition, we have received five Gold Awards for our work in the following industry sectors: Chemistry & Pharmaceuticals, Electrical Engineering, IT & Software, Materials & Nanotechnology, and Mechanical Engineering; as well as a Silver Award for our work in the Biotechnology and Food industries.

We work with an extensive and varied list of clients - from early-stage start-ups all the way through to global brands, and everyone in-between. 

Clients include Procter and Gamble, producer of many of the UK's most well-known household brands. GJE prosecutes and defends a very active, high-value IP portfolio of currently over 1500 patents and patent applications across 70+ countries for the world’s leading banknote supplier, De La Rue. 

Some of our other well-known clients include:

  • MasterCard
  • Hasbro
  • Xerox
  • Micron Technology

Filing a well-prepared patent, trade mark or design registration may be critical to the future of your business. How it is written defines not just your innovation or identity but also the competitive landscape you wish to operate in. But there is more to intellectual property than filing a document. Other things to consider will include the amount of potential or unidentified IP in your business; the level of competition in your industry; licensing the technology to others; and key target markets. GJE’s attorneys consider all these issues and provide solutions to both grow and protect your business.

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