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HealthTech Hub Masterclass: How can I protect my Intellectual Property and why is it important?

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Introducing our upcoming Health Tech Hub Masterclass, thoughtfully crafted for researchers, innovators, clinicians, and enterprising start-up founders to help understand what exactly is involved in a commercialisation journey.

When you embark on the path of commercialising your research or innovation, one of the first steps is gaining an understanding of the Intellectual Property (IP) landscape. Our forthcoming masterclass is expertly designed to delve not only into the IP that you've generated but also to guide you in crafting strategies for its protection and, perhaps most importantly, its effective utilization. 

Presented by: 


William Hird -  Principal Patent Attorney, Davies Collison Cave
William is a patent professional specializing in engineering and materials sciences. His expertise covers drafting, prosecuting, and opposing patent applications, with a focus on mechanical, chemical, and process engineering. His engineering background includes extensive research on industrial biochemical processes, wastewater treatment, and fluid modelling during an exchange program at Ecole National Superieur d’Ingenieur Genie Chimique in Toulouse. 

Tania Uren
- Principal Patent Attorney, Davies Collison Cave

Tania specialises in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in a range of biotechnology-related areas, including immunotherapy, microbiology, vaccines, regenerative medicine, molecular biology, and medical diagnostics.

Julius Juarez
- Commercial Theme Leader – Medicine & Health, The University of Sydney Commercialisation Team

Julius has extensive global experience working across the pharmaceutical industry (in Drug Discovery and Medical Affairs) and academic medical research sectors. He has worked across a number of therapeutic areas including Immunology, Gastroenterology, and Haematology.

Michael Powell IP and Commercialisation Manager, Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) & Sydney Children’s Hospital Network
Michael specialises in strategy development and IP/R&D/innovation commercialisation for B2B/high-tech products and services. He has wide-ranging experience in multiple markets including medical products, diagnostics and biopharmaceuticals.

What you’ll learn:

  • What different types of intellectual property exist
  • How can you protect it?
  • What are the Dos and Don'ts of Patents
  • What are the Dos and Don'ts for Trademarks
  • How long will it take and how much does it cost?
  • Who do you work with?

    **Lunch will be provided

    About the Masterclass Series

    Cicada Innovations is proud to be collaborating with the Westmead Health & Innovation District, Australia’s fastest-growing health and innovation precinct, for this commercialisation masterclass series. These masterclasses are to help bridge the gap between research and commercialisation.


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