01 October 2005

Autumn Programme for IdeasNW

The Blackburn inventors group IdeasNW which my chambers is very proud to sponsor has just published its latest newsletter. It promises three events for the Autumn:

  • an inventors' workshop on 20 Oct
  • a talk on 17 Nov by Ray Clarke entitled "From Invention to Commercial Success", and
  • a showcasing event on 20 Dec on local assistance for inventors with pitches from Business Link, local authorities and the universities.

These events will take place on the third Thursday of every month at Blackburn Technology Management Centre, Challenge Way, Blackburn BB1 5QB from 18:00 and not the Saturn Centre as used to be the case.

I try to attend as many of these events as possible and am always glad to talk to anyone who needs advice. If it looks to me that a member could use some advice from some other professional such as a patent agent, solicitor or Business Link advisor I can sometimes arrange for an initial consultation with one of those too. Anyone wanting to talk to me in advance should contact me at john.lambert@nipclaw.com or call me on 0870 990 5081.

Ideas NW has set up "Chapters" (makes them sound like a community of monks doesn't it - I won't ask their wives what they think of it all) in Lancaster and Liverpool and NIPC will be pleased to help out there too.

Ideas NW has just got a new committee. We wish its chairperson, Basil Phlipsz, every success and will do our best to support him. Further info is available from Mark Grogan on email mailto:markgrogan@fsmail.netor Jim McGovern email j.mcgovern@blackburn.ac.uk tel: +44 (0)1254 581467.

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