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TVLSN: Securing intellectual property

Release Date 10 May 2005

The Thames Valley Life Sciences Network will be holding a training seminar – 'Capturing and securing intellectual property (IP) in collaborations' – at the Reading Enterprise Hub, based at The University of Reading's Whiteknights campus, on Tuesday 17 May. The most valuable asset of any life science company is its IP. Right from the outset this asset is at risk if it is not carefully managed. During the seminar, Janita Good, a partner at Osborne Clarke specialising in transactional intellectual property, will look at how best to secure IP at all stages of a company's growth through negotiating with R&D partners and securing research grants to forming commercial partnerships and licensing deals. In this hands-on workshop, delegates will work through real case studies to identify the factors to consider and strategies to implement to ensure that IP is fully retained and captured in partnerships. This will be followed by a discussion forum where participants are invited to submit their own scenarios for debate. If you would like to attend or require further information please reply to Tracey Sanderson, or telephone 0118 935 7115. Attendance is free, but you must register in order to secure a place. End Notes for editors TVLSN seeks to respond to a demand from regional businesses for improved networking opportunities across the Life Sciences sector and works to support Life Science businesses, research and innovation within the Thames Valley. The Network operates within the Reading Enterprise Hub and is sponsored by the The University of Reading, the South East England Development Agency and GreenPark (a development by Prudential). Janita Good is a partner at Osborne Clarke specialising in transactional intellectual property. Her industry focus is biosciences and having obtained a D.Phil in biochemistry she maintains a keen interest in the science as well as the business aspects of the sector. She advises on all types of intellectual property particularly in a transactional context, including technology transfers both from academic institutions and commercial organisations, complex licensing transactions, clinical trial agreements, partnering, research and development contracts and feasibility studies. On the corporate side, she is experienced in advising on a wide range of corporate deals including structuring investments, private equity and M&A work particularly for businesses in the bioscience sector. For media enquiries, please contact Tracey Sanderson on 0118 935 7115 or email

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