DUBLIN IP and R&D Summit

IP Workshop

Basic to masterclass-level intellectual property training in a wide variety of IP topics

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22nd March 2022

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

The Dublin workshop will focus on:

  • Creation - Finding solutions, adapting previous innovations, third parties, open source, uniqueness and the inventive step.​                                                                                                                                    

  • Capturing - Communications, recording/documenting, policies, searching, decision making, acquiring, sale and transfer agreements.​                                                                                                       

  • Protection - Publication, trade secrets, patents, copyright, commercial strategies, costs/budgets, timescales, benchmarking.​                                                                                                                               

  • Valuation - Why, what, how and when to value intangible assets. A brief overview to increase your understanding of the value of intangible assets.​                                                                                            

  • Exploitation - Licensing, sales, patent pools, patent box, investor discussions, commercial strategies and M&A.

Topics include:

  • A simple introduction to the basic terms and meaning of intangible assets                                        

  • How to capture, protect and manage IP:     patents, trade marks, copyright, trade secrets          

  • How the IP registration processes work.​                            

  • How to protect brands, know-how and other assets ​

  • Valuing intangible assets within the business and driving shareholder value                                             

  • How to develop an IP strategy that aligns with business objectives                                                       

  • How to appoint or become an IP Manager

  • Patent Box and other benefits of IP                                     

  • Acquiring & monetising IP                                            

  • Understanding the IP landscape and competition                           

  • How to report IP Board Metrics and construct IP dashboards                                                                      

  • Benchmarking your IP performance                                             

  • Dealing with IP disputes                                                       

  • Becoming investment ready: IP due diligence & IP valuation –  a masterclass

About Mathys and Squire Consulting


Mathys and Squire Consulting has a proven history of delivering high-quality IP training, mentoring and coaching workshops around the world including the UK, Thailand, Malaysia, Turkey, and Eastern Europe.  


Mathys and Squire Consulting 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. Mathys and Squire Consulting advises companies on how to maximise shareholder value from their intangible assets. Our industry-leading strategies for intellectual property, management solutions and practical IP advice services support start-ups, SMEs and corporates in their commercial growth objectives. We connect the dots on the path between innovation and commercialisation, walking with clients on this journey.


We work with businesses to develop strategic IP management solutions that help clients to understand, review and implement positive actions that align IP with overarching business goals. Our areas of IP expertise include audits, strategy, valuation, training, technology landscapes, renewals, preparing for investment, competitor analysis, licensing and monetisation.


We work with our parent company, leading European patent and trade mark firm, Mathys & Squire LLP. With an expert team based in London and Belfast, we are well placed to offer our advice on all matters related to intangible assets.

Team Profiles



Richard Nugent | Head of IP Strategy

Richard has over 20 years’ experience working within multinational corporate environments and the research sector. He has worked with businesses from all sectors and is comfortable addressing complex subject matter. At Mathys and Squire Consulting, Richard delivers a range of intellectual property services, including intangible asset audits, competitor analysis, IP strategy, IP management, IP search, IP training (multiple topics) and contracts consulting. 

Since 2016, Richard has been a volunteer instructor on the PraxisAuril Research Contracts course. He has delivered IP training internationally at top Universities in England, Northern Ireland, Brazil and China. He has also spoken on numerous occasions to conference audiences in UK, Brazil, Germany, China, Russia and South Africa. Recently, Richard contributed to an EPO event in Dublin, Ireland. With his background in law and experience working with a wide range of technology companies and research organisations, Richard enjoys advising and training those working in the cutting edge of innovation. He is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and speaks moderate Brazilian Portuguese and French, as well as a small amount of Mandarin.

After completing his BA degree (focused on French and European Studies) and roles as a financial advisor, and in the government and charity sectors, Richard undertook a master’s degree and later a law degree at Queens University Belfast. While studying, he worked within the Northern Ireland Courts Service. He subsequently worked in an in-house legal role for the UK subsidiary of Groupe Axor Inc, where he negotiated the contracts required for the building of Belfast City Airport. In 2002, Richard moved to the south of England, working in the legal teams of Canon and Orange. From 2007-2015, he worked as an IP and Contracts Manager at Rothamsted Research – a top UK agricultural research organisation. He later worked for Queen’s University Belfast, where his role focused on Contracts before moving to Mathys and Squire Consulting in 2018.

Richard has operated his own micro-company for 20 years.


Dr. Anthony Coleman | Chief Analyst

Anthony has over eight years’ experience in intellectual property, specifically relating to the valuation of IP for M&A, licensing and investment purposes; patent portfolio review; patent/technology landscaping; competitor analysis; and IP scouting. He has provided IP valuation training in Turkey to corporate clients and TTOs, as well as speaking at events in Turkey and Thailand on IP licensing and valuation.  


Anthony has broad experience in both the corporate and academic sectors across Europe. He has gained substantial experience working with clients across multiple sectors and industries including lighting, optoelectronics, polymers (production processes and chemistry), automotive, aerospace, energy, FMCG, agriculture & agro-chemical, as well as medical devices. 


In his previous role working for CPA Global as a technical consultant, Anthony gained experience in IP due diligence, technology landscaping, IP scouting and IP strategy for businesses across multiple industries including petrochemicals, polymers, aerospace, automotive, medical devices and energy, assisting these clients in better aligning their IP strategy with their business development and R&D efforts.


Anthony has also worked as an IP consultant for Philips in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, working closely with Philips Research, in projects including portfolio management and strategy in monitoring competitor activity through patent landscaping, aligning research and IP filing strategies and investigating IP acquisition or licensing targets.


He holds BSc in Chemistry with German from DCU, Ireland and a PhD in Organometallic photochemistry from DCU. Anthony has completed post-doctoral research on ‘smart’ materials with Nobel Laureate Prof. Ben Feringa in the University of Groningen, the Netherlands


Kate Beauchamp, Chief Legal Officer for Mabey Holdings, said: “I am really happy with Mathys and Squire Consulting’s report! As you might imagine we have a huge number of advisers on the go at the moment, so I can’t tell you how delighted I was to get such a thorough and well thought through report… It has ticked all my boxes, so I can’t thank you enough. I will definitely use your services again.”

Kyriakos Papanagiotou, Director of KP Acoustics, commented: “I have worked with Tony Coleman from Mathys and Squire Consulting, as I needed specialised advice on our IP valuation, and on licensing negotiations for a new technology that my company had developed. The overall customer journey was nothing less than holistic. Tony practically unfolded his knowledge in simple terms, providing highly targeted and tactical advice, by asking me simple questions. He helped me to paint a strategic map, with various options that injected confidence not only in me, but in the licensor too, with continuous assistance throughout all discussions… I would have no doubt encouraging anyone looking for specialised advice on IP management to work with Tony and the team at Mathys and Squire Consulting.”