Tech Mentoring Monday

Startup IP: Commercial, Legal and Employment perils and opportunities

Monday 3 October 2016, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA

Free of charge


When it comes to tech entrepreneurship, a good Intellectual Property (IP) strategy will often play a critical role in the difference between unbridled success versus failure-inducing infringement lawsuits. How should technology entrepreneurs and start-ups approach the difficult task of balancing IP protection vs. commercialisation considerations, in the dynamic, financial and geo-political landscape of today?

  • Jude Umeh (Chair), Author and Program Architect
    Overview of the role of IP for entrepreneurs, and critical considerations for success
  • Jonathan Exell, UK & European Patent Attorney, Partner, Williams Powell
    The legal aspect of IP and its protection, including the EU perspective and implications for Brexit
  • Bob Fahy, Employment Lawyer, Senior Associate at Veale Wasbrough Vizards
    Addressing the value or risk that employees bring to IP

This will be followed by a panel-discussion, with Q&As and the opportunity to interact with our speakers, then networking with your peers over drinks and eats.

The second part of the evening will be devoted to Speed-mentoring with our team of experienced Tech Mentors, who will be pleased to discuss your technology and business issues, and potential mentoring opportunities. This Speed-mentoring is an entrée for our BCS Entrepreneurs Mentorship Programme.

Tech Mentoring Monday is an open event, and free of charge to BCS members and non-members.