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Intellectual Property Rights in Projects – April 25th

Projects are part of the lifeblood of any business. A successful technology project will often result in the creation of intellectual property rights for the business. But what of projects involving third parties? How can the rights and interests of both parties be protected in those projects, especially where both parties want to own the resultant rights? Can the parties jointly own any resultant intellectual property rights?

What are the best techniques for sharing intellectual property rights through licensing? What are the limits, if any, on licensing intellectual property rights?

Intellectual property rights are expensive. Even unregistered rights must be recorded and enforced. Enforcement in common law countries can be prohibitively expensive for SMEs and other owner managed businesses. Even large plc’s have budget constraints that force them to abandon the enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights. So how can companies overcome this expense barrier?

Dai will answer these questions in a presentation to a joint meeting of the British Computer Society and Institute of Directors. In the course of his presentation, Dai will give a brief summary of the main intellectual property rights: patents, copyright, designs and trademarks. Dai will address situations where the project is wholly “in house” as well as when there is a joint project with another business.

daidavisDai is a Technology Lawyer. He read Physics at Keble College, Oxford and took a Masters Degree in Computing Science at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne before qualifying as a Solicitor. He is a qualified Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Having previously been national head of Intellectual Property law and later national head of Information Technology law at Eversheds, he is now the principal in his own practice Percy Crow Davis & Co.

Dai advises clients on a wide range of intellectual property rights and licensing; computer and technology law matters. He is primarily a non-contentious lawyer, specialising in advising on commercial agreements relating to software and technology products, including outsourcing agreements, web-related contracts, IT security and cloud computing issues. Dai also has considerable experience advising businesses on high-tech product liability, product recall and product safety issues. He is based in Leeds, but advises clients throughout the British Isles, including the Isle of Man.

Date: Thursday 25th April
Location: The Forum, 17 – 18 Mount Havelock, Douglas.
Doors open: 18:00 – Coffee & Networking
Talk Starts: 18:30
Q&A c. 19:15
Event Ends: 20:00

Seats are limited, so please book early using this booking form.


One Response to “Intellectual Property Rights in Projects – April 25th”

  1. […] couple of days ago I went to a talk on Intellectual Property Rights in Projects organised by the BCS. The speaker, Dai Davis was very entertaining and I’m glad to say I […]

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