Since moving to our new offices in the Knowledge Gateway at the University of Essex, Sandersons have been increasingly involved with helping students and spin-out businesses to learn about Intellectual Property protection.
Dr. Andrea Salin recently put his university lecturing experience to good use when he gave a lecture on patents and commercialisation of research to a group of final year students in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Essex on 24th November 2017.
Dr. Gareth Jones, lecturer in Biochemistry, said “I was very pleased when Dr. Salin accepted to be a guest lecturer on my module as students derive particular benefit from hearing about different issues in Biomolecular Sciences directly from experts in the field. Dr. Salin gave an overview of different types of Intellectual Property and discussed engagingly what patents are, why and when they are needed by scientific business and their role in the commercialisation of scientific discoveries in particular.”
A few days later, Andrea put his skills to use again talking to a smaller group of post-graduate business start-ups as part of a series put on by the University of Essex Start-up Hub. The group had a particular interest in the Intellectual Property aspects of software and computer driven technology applications.
Feedback from attendees
There was some excellent feedback from the attendees who really appreciated Andrea’s knowledge of the subject and his enthusiasm for this increasingly important area of Intellectual Property protection.
“Andrea made a complex subject interesting and easy to understand, he even made it enjoyable. Andrea knew the answer to every question he was asked (even the odd and difficult ones asked by me) and he gave really useful advice. I would 100% recommend Sandersons and more specifically recommend Andrea to anyone who had an Intellectual Property needs. Great overview session, just hope it can be longer next time.”
Hayley Jones – Enterprise Assistant
“Dr. Andrea Salin from Sandersons. explained the complexities of the IP process, the regulations and different scenarios in a clear, concise and understandable manner. The presentation was clever and tailored specifically to our necessities. He provided real-life examples to illustrate whether a particular IP type is applicable to us, or not. Dr. Salin walked us through the fundamentals of IP and build a comprehensive and open environment where the attendees were able to formulate questions related to particular scenarios of their business. Subsequently, those questions were answered with a great balance among law regulations, business applications and particular project technicalities. It was a pity the hard stop due external factors, I look forward to have the privilege of being invited to another session with Dr. Andrea Salin from Sandersons in the near future.”
Emmanuel Ferreyra Olivares – School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Dr. Andrea Salin
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