Internet of Things Workshop

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Innovate UK, Tech City UK and CW have collaborated on a £1M investment programme to support SMEs working on the ‘Internet of Things’. Launchpad 2 aims to stimulate this hotspot of ‘Internet of Things’ industries by enabling companies to go further or faster towards commercial success.

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About the event

Join us for this exclusive half day, jointly delivered by Innovate UK and CW Legal SIG Champion organisation - Taylor Wessing will focus on the European Commission’s findings and legal dynamics and challenges of automated data collection and privacy for business innovation in the internet of things.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is on the threshold of integration into the lives of European citizens. The viability of many projects in the IoT still remains to be confirmed but “smart things” are being made available which monitor and communicate with our homes, cars, work environment and physical activities. The IoT thus hold significant prospects of growth for a great number of innovating and creative EU companies, whether big or small, which operate on these markets.

Our keynote speaker Korolyn Rouhani-Arani of Taylor Wessing, will briefly summarise the European Commissions' findings from Article 29 Working Party regarding the Internet of Things (the "IoT").  She will outline the industry's reactions to the paper but more broadly to the IoT as well as focus on opportunities for the industry, particularly, opportunities for traditional telecoms providers in the IoT space.

We are extremely grateful to Tracey Sheehan, Legal SIG Champion and Partner at Taylor Wessing for leading and hosting this event.

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Jointly organised by Innovate UK

Innovate UK is the new name for the Technology Strategy Board - we're the UK's innovation agency, accelerating economic growth.

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Hosted by Taylor Wessing

We provide a full range of legal services to major corporations and growing enterprises with a strong track record in serving knowledge-based businesses in sectors such as telecomms and life sciences.

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Registration & Networking over Buffet Lunch


Welcome from CW Legal SIG Champion, Tracey Sheehan of Taylor Wessing


Welcome from event partner, Jonny Voon of Innovate UK


Privacy in the IoT world; Korolyn Rouhani-Arani, Senior Associate, Taylor Wessing

This session will summarise the Working Party's findings in relation to how privacy and security should
be treated with respect to the Internet of Things. It will also take a brief look at how the topic is being
handled across the Atlantic.


Contracting for IoT; Dr Ian Walden, Professor, Queen Mary, University of London

This session will examine the types of contractual arrangements that underpin IoT applications and
supply chains, as well as the main issues that such agreements will need to address to comply with the
applicable regulatory framework.


Round Table Discussion, chaired by Tracey Sheehan of Taylor Wessing


Fill in Evaluation Forms followed by Networking over Coffee


Event Closes


Korolyn Rouhani-Arani - Senior Associate, Taylor Wessing

Ian Walden - Head, Institute of Computer and Communications Law, qLegal, Queen Mary

SIG Champions

Julia Gwilt - Partner, Appleyard Lees IP LLP

Since joining the patent profession in 1997, Julia has worked on software-implemented inventions such as cryptography and communication networks as well as inventions having complex mathematics, including machine learning at their core. Julia also has considerable experience of working with clients whose inventions lie outside of mathematics in technologies such as agricultural equipment and consumer products including sanitary ware, hair-care devices and e-readers. As well as managing the prosecution of patent portfolios covering the UK and overseas, she has been involved in contentious matters. In recent years, she has managed over 70 oppositions to European patents, most in the field of electronic program guides. Julia is also very interested in training and is a founding member of the Patent Examination Board. In her former position as a partner at Marks & Clerk LLP, Julia spearheaded the training academy which provided both academic support and a peer network to help M&C trainees in preparing for the examinations. She also offers bespoke training programmes to her clients.

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Anthony Waller - Partner, CMS

Anthony Waller is a partner in the Corporate/M&A Team at CMS London. Anthony deals with all aspects of corporate work, including private company and business acquisitions and disposals, public takeovers, schemes of arrangement, fundraisings, venture capital investments and IPOs, joint ventures and reorganisations. Anthony works alongside the firm's international Corporate team. Anthony has advised clients in the TMT sector for many years, advising established international companies on a variety of transactions and public company issues. His practice focuses on high growth technology companies, acting for both the companies themselves and investors into the sector.

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Taylor Wessing LLP, 5 New Street Square, London EC4A 3TW

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