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Dublin IP and R&D Summit 
15th-17th of October 2019 

The first Dublin IP and R&D Summit was a 1 day interactive IP and R&D conference and expo focusing on discussions on the most contemporary trends in the worlds of Intellectual Property and Research and Development. We were proud to welcome Enterprise Ireland as a strategic partner, the government body supporting innovation and business development uniting over 3500 IP owners. 

With over 100 participants throughout the entire day, the chosen experts discussed various topics, including:

  • The importance of IP in fast-growing companies (where to start with patents, trademarks copyright and design; IP licensing for business development; Intangible Assets: value drivers for competitive advantage and economic development) 


  • IP in scaling strategies and rising investments (global vs local strategy in IP protection, how can SMEs protect their IP, market, timing and costs) 


  • IP valuation models and IP as an asset class (product sales vs licensing; investor economics; IP as revenue and investment generator) 


  • SMEs - what to patent, what not to patent? (patent strategy vs market strategy; trade-secrets and know&how as an alternative to patents; AI and Blockchain for future IP strategies) 


  • Cross-functional integration of R&D and IP strategy 


  • IP in Ireland, Europe and the rest of the world (the rise of the intangible economy; challenges and opportunities especially with Enterprise Ireland's IP Strategy, Irish Knowledge Development Box and others)

2019 Speakers

Joe Doyle

Intellectual Property Manager, Enterprise Ireland

Patrick Breslin

CEO, Breslin Consulting LLC

Greg Chew


Richard Gillespie

Founder, Inventorship

Donal O’Sullivan

CEO, Nutribio

Jari Pallari 

Research and Development Director, Firefly Orthoses Ltd

Raja Sharif

Founder and CEO, FarmaTrust

Zeev Fisher

CEO, Pekama

Sandrine Guillermin

IP Counsel, Transitions Optical

Joe Hogan

Founder & CTO, Openet 

Howard Read

Partner, Appleyard Lees IP LLP

Maheshwari Arun

Attorney, EMEA, Inventorship

David Townley

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Neurent Medical

Breda Moore

Technical Director, T.E. Laboratories

Margaret Hartnet

Director of Research, GBG plc

Naoise Gaffney

Head of Patent Development, Intellectual Ventures

Raymond Hegarty

Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Everseen

Nathan Wajsman

Chief Economist, EUIPO

Shourjya Sanyal

CEO, Think Biosolution

David Goodfellow

Chief Patent Counsel, EMEA, Aptiv

Peter Corcoran

CEO, Monaghan Biosciences Ltd

Iulia Siedschlag

Associate Research Professor, Head of Research Area Competitiveness, Trade and FDI, Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin

Patrick Byrnes

Research & Development, Croom Precision Medical

Yann Ménière

Chief Economist, European Patent Office

Rosemary Kuperberg

Assistant General Counsel and Data Protection Officer, Ellucian

Paul Sweeney 

EVP Product, Webio

Turid Buvik 

Senior Advisor IPR Division, Entrepreneurs and startups, Innovation Norway

Dublin IP and R&D Summit


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Testimonials for the Dublin IP and R&D Summit
Testimonials for the Dublin IP and R&D Summit

"Great to attend the Dublin IP and R&D Summit #DublinIPS today in Dublin's Convention Centre @TheCCD, in association with @Entirl @CosmonautsIP #ip

"Delighted to attend the inaugural #DublinIPS Dublin IP & R&D Summit @EI_Innovation and showcase our Diploma in Tech & IP Law to SMEs and start-ups @LawSocIreland"

Testimonials for the Dublin IP and R&D Summit
Testimonials for the Dublin IP and R&D Summit

Enterprise Ireland proudly sponsor the @CosmonautsLtd IP and R&D Summit. Interesting speakers from leading businesses in Ireland share their knowledge and IP experience! Very fascinating insights shared today #DublinIPS

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