Start up and scale up faster using your IP

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Are you a start-up, spin-out, scale-up, accelerator, incubator or catapult? Join us for the second of our 'Scale-up Fortnight' evening events, brought to you by the Legal SIG to help you maximise the value of your patent portfolio.

About the event

Your technology is the foundation of your business and the key differentiator. How do you maintain your exclusivity and how can IP realise the value of your technology?

Join us for this early evening event delivered by Appleyard Lees and discover what you should patent when. Learn from those who are ahead of the curve and share your experiences. Discover what investors are looking for and what pitfalls must be avoided to help your business succeed!

Speakers include Mastercard, Owlstone Medical and Chargifi.

Appleyard Lees will be running 20-minute 1-2-1 clinics before and after the session to answer your IP questions.  Book in advance by emailing

Networking and refreshments will follow the end of the session at 5:30pm with the event concluding at 7pm.

If you like the sound of this event, don’t miss the first of our Scaleup Fortnight events on 8 October from the Business SIG, ‘Shaping a scaleup business for the 21st century workforce’. 

This evening panel discussion will examine what your business needs to do to be attractive (#nofilter) to the upcoming generation of technology leaders. What can you do to compete in this highly competitive job market to ensure you secure the next generation of talent needed for your business’ success?

Employees of CW member organisations can attend this event for free. You will need to be logged into your CW account to access your free ticket – log in (or reset your password) here.

Tickets for non-members are £75 plus VAT. CW membership may be more cost effective for your organisation than fully priced tickets – find out more about CW membership benefits.

LIMITED FREE PLACES AVAILABLE for non-members who are under 35 and for organisations of less than 5 employees.  CW wants to engage with, and foster the next generation of technologists, engineers and academics. If you would like to register for one of these tickets, then please email to receive a discount code.

You can follow @cambwireless on Twitter and tweet about this event using #CWLegal.


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Registration, networking and 1-2-1 clinics


CW welcome and introduction to Legal SIG by Abhi Naha, CCO, CW


Welcome from Julia Gwilt, Partner, Appleyard Lees IP LLP


IP in M&A: What is an acquiring company looking for? Adeline-Fleur Fleming, Senior Managing Counsel, Mastercard

This talk will highlight the questions an acquiring company considers during M&A due diligence including:

What IP rights has the target protected using patents, trademarks, designs and copyright?

What IP rights has the target given away through contracts, standard organisation memberships and the use of open source software?

Has the target fallen into any of the common pitfalls we see?


The role of IP in scaleups: Daniel Melhirst, IP Manager, Owlstone Medical

Owlstone’s development of breath-based diagnostic methods and sensor technologies, and the formation of an effective IP strategy and portfolio will be discussed.


James McNiven, COO, Chargifi

IP considerations for a start-up


Panel discussion with all speakers




End of session followed by refreshments, networking and 1-2-1 clinics


Event closes


Adeline Fleming - Senior Managing Counsel , Mastercard

Adeline-Fleur Fleming is a Senior Managing Counsel at Mastercard with responsibility for all Intellectual Property Matters in Europe. Prior to joining the Mastercard group, she was a Senior Patent Attorney at Arm Ltd. Adeline qualified as a Patent Attorney at Page, White and Farrer, a specialist Patent and Trademark law firm based in London. As well as handing day to day IP matters such as invention harvesting, patent management, IP litigation and advising on IP terms in contracts, Adeline is regularly involved in reviewing the IP portfolios of potential acquisition businesses and advising on mitigation strategies to overcome problems identified during M&A due diligence projects.

James McNiven - COO, Chargifi

Daniel Melhirst - IP Manager , Owlstone Medical

As Owlstone Medical's IP Manager, Daniel is responsible for developing and implementing the company's IP strategy to ensure that Owlstone maintains its position as the world leader in breath-based diagnostics. Daniel has a PhD in Physical Chemistry and now manages the protection of innovations arising across a wide range of technologies including chemistry, engineering, electronics and diagnostic methods.

He has also worked in technology transfer at Cambridge Enterprise where he was involved in licensing University IP and in the formation of spin-out companies. In addition, he also has worked at a private practice patent attorney firm as a trainee patent attorney, which combined with his in-house experience helps him to maximise the value of IP across a wide range of commercial situations.

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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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The Bradfield Centre, 184 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0GA

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