Dublin IP and R&D Summit 2.0

20th - 21st May 2021, The Convention Centre Dublin


About the event

After a hugely successful launch event in 2019, The Dublin IP and R&D Summit 2.0 has now grown to become a 2 day Intellectual Property and R&D Conference and Expo. For the 2nd edition running, we are partnering with Headline Sponsor Enterprise Ireland, the government body responsible for innovation in the region, with 3,500+ strong membership of IP owners including Start ups, SMEs and Corporates.


The summit is split into two parts, starting with a full day IP Commercialisation Workshop delivered by our strategic partners Coller IP on the 20th of May, followed by an interactive IP and R&D conference on the 21st of May, consisting of two streams of discussions looking at the most contemporary trends in the world of innovation. The conference will be held in the heart of Dublin at the Convention Centre, and also live streamed to a wider virtual audience.


During the main conference day, the two streams share the stage, and a common networking and exhibition space where innovation professionals will interact and exchange experiences across those two interconnected verticals in the economy of innovation.


Over 150 industry 

leaders participating


A prestigious list of

over 30 speakers


Heated Panel Discussions





IP Workshop

Dublin IP and R&D Summit Agenda:

Day 1 (20th May 2021) - IP Commercialisation Workshop - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM - (The CCD)...read more

Day 2 (21st May 2021) - Main Conference Day - 8 AM - 6:00 PM - (The CCD)...read more

Masters of IP Quiz and Reception (21st May 2021) - 18:00 until 21:00 - (The CCD)

Day 1: IP Commercialisation Workshop

Thursday, 20th May 2021

Coller IP is an acknowledged provider in intellectual property training and education. Offering basic to masterclass-level IP training, they have worked with organisations across the world to leverage the knowledge and awareness of IP in their staff through bespoke training sessions and workshops.

Who should attend?

  • CEOs

  • CTOs

  • Founders and Managing Directors

  • Inventors

  • R&D Managers

  • Heads of IP

  • IP Portfolio Managers

  • Government Entities

  • Legal Directors 

  • IPR Managers

  • In-house Legal Counsels

  • IPR ManagersLegal Directors

Why attend?

Coller IP uses its unique “realising value from intangible assets” model within its workshops and trainers will go through all aspects of the IP lifecycle to ensure delegates leave with a greater sense of confidence in managing and leveraging value from their organisations IP and intangible assets...read more

Day 2: The Dublin IP and R&D Summit

Friday, 21st May 2021

Chaired by Joe Doyle of Enterprise Ireland, the summit continues with an interactive IP and R&D conference consisting of two streams of discussions looking at the most contemporary trends in the world of innovation with heated panel discussions and standalone presentations from IP and R&D professionals at the top of their game. 


The streams share a common networking and exhibition space where innovation professionals will interact and exchange experiences across these two interconnected verticals in the economy of innovation.

Why attend?

  • Meet and network with decision makers representing emerging tech firms, SME's and Big Corporates

  • Introduce your latest products & services to a carefully selected audience of IP Owners

  • Strengthen existing partnerships

  • Win new business

  • Explore the uncharted territories of IP in Emerging Technologies

  • Claim CPD points

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Who attends?

  • CEOs

  • CTOs

  • Founders and Managing Directors

  • Inventors

  • Heads and Directors of R&D

  • R&D Managers

  • Heads of IP

  • In-House Legal Counsels

  • Heads and Directors of Innovation

Industries covered

  • A.I. & Advanced Machine Learning

  • Virtual & Augmented Reality

  • Conversational Systems

  • Telecommunications

  • Automation and Data Analytics

  • Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology

  • Drones

  • 3D Printing

  • Autonomous Transportation

  • Life Science and Technology

  • Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

  • Software and Gaming

  • Cloud Computing

and many more

Some of the topics that will be discussed include:

From a Pawn to a King using IP! - Why IP strategy is key in taking your business to the next level

A Sea of Thieves - Best practices in shielding your hard and soft IP

When Talk isn’t Cheap - The importance of dialogue and practices between R&D & IP teams


A world of borrowed Ideas - Maximise your portfolio through licensing

We Couldn’t Miss the Hype -  IP & Artificial Intelligence

Seizing opportunities in a time of turmoil  IP in a post BREXIT reality

Masters of IP Quiz and Reception

Friday, 21st May 2021

Treat your taste buds and test your knowledge as the Dublin IP and R&D Summit ends with an evening of exquisite food, drinks and brain teasers. The Masters of IP Quiz offers the chance for attendees to band together in teams and test their knowledge. The highest scoring teams in the Masters of IP will receive prizes for their quick thinking.


Conference Chair

Joe Doyle

IP Manager - Enterprise Ireland 

We are very pleased to be welcoming back Joe Doyle in 2021 as Conference Chair!

Joe works as Intellectual Property Manager with Enterprise Ireland, promoting the integration of IP strategy and business strategy in EI client companies. Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. They work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. In this way, they support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment with a membership base of circa 3,500 organisations from various industries and sizes.

The Speakers

Richie Paul

VP Intellectual Property Operation Alkermes

William Irwin

Assistant General Counsel - Legal Director


Greg Chew

Founder & CEO

QPQ Limited

Sandrine Guillermin

Global IP Counsel

Transitions Optical

Peter Bolger

Head of Intellectual Property, Technology and Data Privacy

LK Shields

Philip Merrills-Dearn

Associate General Counsel & Legal Director, EMEA


 Manus Rooney

Senior Brexit Advisor

Enterprise Ireland

Pablo Iglesias

Legal Director

Kellogg Company

Shane Smyth

Partner, European Patent and Trade Mark Attorney


Sandro Chiesura

Senior Legal Counsel


Professor Andrew Atkins

Global Technical Lead & Senior Technologist

Ricardo Innovations

Brendan Guildea

Barrister at Law

The Bar of Ireland

Dr. Jennifer Roper

IP Director

PrecisionBiotics Ltd.

Anita Shaw
Chartered UK Patent Attorney & European Patent Attorney
IBM EMEA Intellectual Property Law

Donal O'Sullivan



David Goodfellow

Chief Patent Counsel, EMEA


Sanaea Daruwalla

Head of Legal and Compliance


Eoin McManus

General Counsel

Klas Telecom

Craig Thomson

Partner and Patent Attorney


Justin Lawler

Chief Technology Officer

Qualflow Systems

Howard Read

Appleyard Lees

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Get Involved

The Dublin IP and R&D Summit is an ideal platform for anyone looking to engage with IP owners from medium-sized enterprises, IP and R&D teams from big corporates.


The event will also host private practice law firms and IP innovators and service providers.


For more info and brochure, please drop us an enquiry and we will be in touch shortly. 

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