IP Issues in Defence

Date: 19 October 2011

Bird & Bird's International Aerospace, Defence and Security Group would like to invite you to a seminar titled 'IP Issues in Defence - confidential information from both an insider's and an external lawyer's point of view without risking IPR loss' on Wednesday 19 October 2011.

Intellectual property issues within any business can be fast moving and rapidly developing with significant opportunities in both the defence and commercial sectors. This seminar will explore the intellectual property challenges and trends facing the defence industry today and our speakers will examine key topics including:

  • Ownership of IP - how to avoid the pitfalls
  • Copyright versus software patents - the opportunities
  • Creating IP during a contract
  • Protecting and ensuring access to those rights
  • Due diligence - the importance of a good methodology
  • Rights on exit 
  • Joint ventures, development, collaborators and collaborations
  • Protecting IP in a competitive bid

We are pleased to confirm speakers for this session will be Sally Shorthose and Katharine Stephens, both Partners of the Bird & Bird International IP Sector Group.

We hope that you will be able to join us.

For further information, or to register to attend please contact the Events Team at events@twobirds.com or call +44 (0)20 7415 6000.


The programme

08.00 - 08.30
Registration and refreshments

08.30 - 10.00
Presentation followed by question and answer session