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Northants Growth Hub Offers Intellectual Property Workshop For Businesses

Author: Liam Beasley Published: 11th September 2017 15:55
Malcolm Johnston, Head of Enterprise at Northamptonshire Growth Hub, said: “Not only is Northamptonshire Growth Hub about giving advice on how businesses can set up and grow but it’s also about providing information on how to equip them to overcome obstacles they may face.Malcolm Johnston, Head of Enterprise at Northamptonshire Growth Hub, said: “Not only is Northamptonshire Growth Hub about giving advice on how businesses can set up and grow but it’s also about providing information on how to equip them to overcome obstacles they may face.

You can come up with the best invention in the world but unless that invention is protected then you run the risk of someone stealing that idea and claiming it as their own.
 
That’s why Northamptonshire Growth Hub is offering a Managing Intellectual Property in your Business workshop later this month to offer guidance to Northamptonshire businesses.
 
The workshop, which will be held in Northampton on Monday, September 25, between 1pm and 5pm, will be delivered by Robert Looker of the independent consultancy Highbury Ltd.
 
The session will look at:
 
  • Understanding the value of intellectual property
  • Recognising which IP applies to the business, how to protect it, costs of protection, legal issues
  • Managing the IP
  • Sources of information and advice
 
Malcolm Johnston, Head of Enterprise at Northamptonshire Growth Hub, said: “Not only is Northamptonshire Growth Hub about giving advice on how businesses can set up and grow but it’s also about providing information on how to equip them to overcome obstacles they may face.
 
“This workshop will give an excellent guide as to what businesses need to be aware of with regard to intellectual property to help prepare them for what might lie ahead.
 
“The prime assets of an organisation are the innovations, technologies and products that it exploits. The right investment protection and development of these assets, when properly handled, provides competitive leverage and builds for the long term.”
 
Northamptonshire Growth Hub is a collaboration between Northamptonshire County Council and The University of Northampton.
 
It provides a range of free services to businesses at any stage of their development, comprehensive and unbiased advice from business plan preparation to individual one-to-one sessions or the signposting of companies to the most relevant provision.
 
To confirm your place, please email nina.castravet2@northampton.ac.uk, or call 01604 892810.
 
For more information about Northamptonshire Growth Hub, please visit www.northamptonshiregrowthhub.co.uk
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