07 April 2013

The New IPO Mediation Service

The Intellectual Property Office has recently re-launched its mediation service with fees related to the value of the dispute and the duration of the mediation.  An hour's mediation before a specialist mediator in Newport for a claim of £10,000 or less is £55.  The IPO also provides telephone mediation and will travel outside London or Newport.

For further information see my article "The IPO's New Improved Mediation Service - will it make a difference?" in my NIPC Law blog,

05 April 2013

Sheffield Inventors Group News

As the first Monday of this month fell on Easter Monday the April meeting of the Sheffield Inventors Group will take place on 8 April 2013 at 18:00 in the Jackson Room of Sheffield Central Library. The speaker will be Richard Hall of pd-m International Ltd.

Richard has spoken to the Group before and is well known as a product design and manufacturing consultant.  Samples of his company's work can be seen on the "Our Work" page of its website. Its clients range from private inventors, SMEs, manufacturers, universities and investors and its design portfolio covers medical, healthcare, consumer, industrial, lighting and nursery.equipment.

The title of Richard's talk is 'Production Development to Production - Avoiding the Pitfalls' which he promises to be a networking opportunity.

The other news from Sheffield is that the Group welcomes Susanne Knight as its new organizer. 

If you would like more information about the event or the group call or email Susanne on 0114 273 4727.