P&TS proud sponsor of Startup DAYS, 25 & 26 September 2018, Bern. “International start-ups, investors & corporates gathering around deep technology”.
As a patent law firm fully committed to our work with start-up, P&TS is proud to announce our partnership and sponsorhip of the Startup DAYS, organised by digitalswitzerland, 25 & 26 September 2018, Bern. For full details of the agenda: https://startupdays.ch/homepage/agenda/#
- Day 1 – 25 September 2018: tailored for start-ups and supporters
- Day 2 – 26 September 2018: bringing together investors and corporates
This key two-day event for start-ups has been taking place since 2003 and brings together:
- Global speakers
- Global investors
- Start-up champions
- Local politicians
CHF 100,000 in prize money will be up for grabs for start-ups. To register https://startupdays.ch
- 12 speakers & keynotes
- 10 panels
- 10 masterclasses
- 3 workshops
- 50 investors on stage
- 200 pitching battle (based on qualification)
- CHF 100,000 to be won at the final battle for prizes
- 1,500 1:1 meetings
So there are lots of opportunities to network, get informed, pitch your idea/invention/product, find financing, get advice and much more.
P&TS will hold a stand, booth no. 17 where you can meet our experts and ask questions on intellectual property, such as how to best protect your idea/invention/product, what pitfalls to avoid…
There will be two P&TS intellectual property interventions:
- Day 1 – 09:30-10:40, 25 September 2018, Swiss Stadium (Stade de Suisse), Bern, room 3. Masterclass – “IP strategy to achieve business plan targets is the new black” (see summary below).
- Day 2 – 11:00-11:45, 26 September 2018, Kursaal, Bern, Sopra Grande room. “Setting Up your IP Strategy”, given by Christophe Saam
IP strategy to achieve business plan targets is the new black
Many start-ups secure patents to impress investors – everyone knows that investors will drop you like a hot potato unless you have a patent protecting your technology, right?
While securing patents just for the sake of investors is fine, having a patent may not bring you any closer to achieving the targets in your business plan.
Of course, you want to protect your technology and know-how, but you want to protect it in the way that is most suitable for your specific situation. The most suitable IP strategy for a start-up will depend on many aspects – there is no “one-size-fits-all” IP strategy.
We want to teach you how to establish an IP strategy which is suitable for your start-up; how to avoid the common pitfalls which start-ups fall victim to; and most importantly how to use your IP to achieve the targets in your business plan.
Watch this space for more information as we come closer to this major event!