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Are you a start up, spin out, scale up, accelerator, incubator or catapult? Join Cambridge Wireless for an up-to-date, practical workshop on maximising the value of your patent portfolio.

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 a practical workshop delivered by Appleyard Lees and discover what you should patent and when followed by networking over drinks.

Learn from those who are ahead of the curve and share your experiences. Also receive confidential answers to your questions, discover what investors are looking for and what pitfalls must be avoided to help your business succeed!

We will also be running 1-2-1 clinics led by Appleyard Lees which can be booked in advance – more details to follow.

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



The information supplied below may be subject to change before the event.


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


Speaker to be announced shortly


Q & A


Speaker to be announced shortly


Q & A


Panel discussion




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


Event closes


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.


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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