IPAN - realising the value of Intellectual Property



IPAN - the Intellectual Property Awareness Network

an independent non-profit organisation working to improve understanding of patents, trade marks, designs,copyright and other intellectual property (IP) rights and their value to society

IPAN's activities are focused through its Education, Parliament and Economics & Finance work-groups but it doesn't lobby for any particular sector or viewpoint


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IPAN World IP Day Celebration - 26th April 2016 - House of Commons: "IP in the Fast Lane"

 Baroness Neville-Rolfe addressing IPAN's sixth World IP Day event attended by Parliamentarians, senior opinion leaders, policy-makers, educationalists and users of the IP system

Speaking to a packed audience of intellectual property opinion leaders and parliamentarians, in the Terrace Pavilion of the House of Commons, Baroness Neville-Rolfe, UK IP Minister, said:

The process of digitisation has transformed the world around us at a furious pace. It has revolutionised the way we work; the way we interact; and the way we shop.


In the emergent digital economy, our collaborative effort is key to maintaining a strong and responsive IP system that serves us all.

Reflecting the theme - IP In The Fast Lane - Dr Paolo Aversa, a Fellow of the Centre for Automotive and Mobility Innovation at University Ca’ Foscari, Venice, explained how technical advances in Formula 1 had shaped technological advances on our roads and the important role for IP.

Other speakers reflecting on the theme were: Dr Anthony Tridico, of Finnegan, an expert in post-grant proceedings for US and European Patent Law, and John Ogier, an IP economist and Vice-Chair of IPAN.


Pete Wishart MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on IP, kindly hosted the event which was chaired by Professor Ruth Soetendorp, Chair of IPAN.


►More about IPAN's special World IP Day 2016 event


►Event video produced in association with Ideas Matter


The IPAN Issue Briefs, newly updated for 2016, were published at the World IP Day event and printed copies given to all attendees.



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