Stephens Lawyers & Consultants Free IP Roundtable: Strategies for Proecting Your IP and Maximisng Value
TUESDAY 18 OCTOBER 2011
Intellectual property (IP) can be one of the most valuable assets of a business and is often worth more that the “bricks and mortar”, equipment and other tangible assets owned by the company.
IP can be in the form of copyright, designs, trade marks, brand names, patents, trade secrets and confidential information. Protecting and maintaining the value of the IP is critical to maximising your business’ operating profits and returns as an eventual exit.
At this important Round Table event you will learn:
- Strategies businesses can implement to protect and manage their IP
- Key factors which determine the value of your IP
- Practical methods to maximise the value of their IP.
Location: Stephens Lawyers & Consultants Office (Level 34, 360 Collins Street, Melbourne). Parking is available near-by off Collins Street and Little Collins Street.
Time: 4.15pm to 6.30pm (Roundtable will begin at 4.30pm).
Refreshments: Light refreshments will be served during the Roundtable.
To register: Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 03 8636 9100, by 11 October 2011. Places are limited!
Facilitator: Katarina Klaric, Principal, Stephens Lawyers & Consultants
Katarina Klaric has over 20 years’ experience in intellectual property and commercial law, and has been involved in leading cases involving intellectual property infringement. At Stephens Lawyers, Katarina advises a wide client base, representing leading local and international telecommunications corporations, media organisations, biotech companies, franchisors, government bodies, publishing houses, art galleries and a range of individuals.
Expert Commentary (Valuation of IP): Hamish Blair, Director Leadenhall Corporate Advisory
Hamish Blair is an experienced corporate finance advisor, who provides expert valuations and rendering of Independent Expert Reports for public stock market transactions. Hamish’s industry expertise includes biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, energy and resources, industrial and consumer markets, manufacturing, financial services, telecommunications and infrastructure.
Doyle’s Guide names Stephens Lawyers “Leading Smaller Firm (IP) – Victoria” (2010, 2011)
For the second year running, Stephens Lawyers has been recognised as a leading small IP firm in Victoria, by Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession.
This listing acknowledges Stephens Lawyers’ specialist expertise in Intellectual Property law, and reflects the firm’s ongoing commitment to providing high quality professional assistance to clients seeking to commercialise and protect their intellectual property assets.
Doyle’s Guide is an annual publication which ranks Australian legal professionals based on data collected from independent research and interviews from consumers and providers of legal services. Firm ability is ranked and assessed with reference to: the quality and accuracy of advice provided; ability to understand client needs; responsiveness and communication skills; commercial awareness and acumen; value for money and the availability of partners.