London Health Technology Forum & the Cleveland Health challenge

The London Health Technology Forum (HTF), run by this editor, has its last event before the summer break on 17th June – Baker Botts, who have been kindly hosting our forums for a long time now will be presenting on An introduction to securing, protecting and maintaining your IPR. We’ve also news of a prize-giving event in our November meeting, and an exciting competition run by the Cleveland Clinic.

Failure to manage IPR effectively has been the cause of very many entrepreneurial failures so this free event to learn about the topic should be of real interest to very many people. Therefore, especially in view of the expertise of the presenters, it is highly recommended. There will be three presentations:

1) Starting out – a brief look at IPR relevant to new businesses

  • what IPR are you generating?
  • who creates the IP and who owns it?
  • how and where can you protect your IP?
  • how are IPR maintained?

2) IP considerations when looking for investment

  • does the company own all its IP?
  • how will the IP be developed/exploited?
  • taking security over IP in return for financing

3) Commercialising IPR

  • healthcare and software licences
  • key commercial terms, including payments and use rights

If you’ve not signed up already, please use the link above, or go here.

Sticking with the HTF, Neil Foster, the Partner at Baker Botts who kindly supports us, has suggested we run a new healthcare product/service pitch evening at our 10th November event, and has kindly agreed to offer prizes for the winners. He will also be inviting potential funders to judge the pitches, so there could well be a much bigger prize for one or more lucky winners. If you are an HTF member and want to participate either as a pitcher or to help organise the event do please get in touch – Note that membership of the London HTF is free, as is attendance at all meetings.

Finally, Neil has also kindly drawn my attention to the New Ventures Healthcare event at Cleveland Clinic. Cleveland Clinic is searching the globe for the next early-stage Health Information Technology companies that will disrupt the market and streamline the delivery of better care to patients everywhere. Innovations in the US. in addition to the glittering prizes, finalists will travel expenses paid to the US. To apply go here. Note applications have to be in by June 26th at the latest.

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