Licensing Intellectual Property–Strategies and Pitfalls

09:00 – 14:15, 13th November 2015

Killashee Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare.

Licensing intellectual property should be “quick and easy” but this is not always the case. Why not? Taking the starting point that licensing is in fact a complex business, in this KTI forum commercialisation professionals will share their insights, provide practical guidance on successful negotiations and offer some novel solutions.


08:30-09:00 Registration


09:00-09:15 Welcome and introduction

                   Dr. Alison Campbell, Director, Knowledge Transfer Ireland

09:15-10:30 What industry wants from a licence deal

                   Setting the context: Brendan Cremen, Director Enterprise & Commercialisation, UCD

                   Panel discussion:

  • Dr. Jeanne Bolger, VP Venture Investments, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
  • Leonard Hobbs, Director, Global Public Affairs, Intel Ireland
  • Philip Noone, Managing Director, Aalto Bio Reagents
  • Alan Phelan, CEO, SourceDogg

10:30-11:00 Tea/Coffee and networking

11:00-11:20 Platform technology – how to maximise the commercial deal flow

                   Dr. Diarmuid O’Brien, Director, Trinity Research & Innovation

11:20-12:15 Common pitfalls in licensing

                   Mark Anderson, Managing Partner, Anderson Law LLP

12:15-13:00 There’s no such things as a free licence – or is there?

                   Dr. Kevin Cullen, CEO, UNSW Innovations

13:00-13:15 KTI Impact Awards 2015

  • Knowledge Transfer Initiative of the Year award
  • Knowledge Transfer Achiever of the Year award

13:15-14:15 Networking lunch


For full details on the event including speaker biographies please see the event programme (PDF).