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Connecting the worlds of Business, IP and R&D in 2021!

We are BACK for Dublin IP and R&D Summit – 6th and 7th December 2021

After a hugely successful launch event in 2019, the Dublin IP and R&D Summit 2.0 has now grown to become a 2-day Intellectual Property and R&D Conference and Expo. For the 2nd edition running, we are partnering with Headline Sponsor Enterprise Ireland, the government body responsible for innovation in the region, with 3,500+ strong membership of IP owners including Start ups, SMEs and Corporates. While 2020/21 has put us all on a little hold, we are now ready to relaunch and bring you the summit refreshed and reloaded! Mark your diaries, we are excited to announce that the new date for the launch of Dublin IP and R&D Summit 2.0 is drumroll please… 6th and 7th December 2021! Everything you need to know will be below, but head to the website to learn more!

The summit is split into two parts, starting with a full day IP Commercialisation Workshop delivered by our strategic partners Mathys & Squire LLP on the 6th December 2021. This workshop is aimed at In-House and IP Owners. We will discuss topics such as the best practices in shielding hard and soft IP, and the importance of dialogue and practices between R&D and IP teams for consistent business growth. This is followed by an interactive IP and R&D conference on the 7th of December consisting of two streams of discussions looking at the most contemporary trends in the world of innovation. 


After a long pandemic pause in hosting in-person events we are very glad to be able to resume our collaboration with Enterprise Ireland to which Joe Doyle is the IP Manager and will be the chairman for Dublin IP and R&D Summit 2021! Joe works to promote the integration of IP strategy and business strategy in EI client companies. Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. They work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. In this way, they support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment with a membership base of circa 3,500 organisations from various industries and sizes.

We are also thrilled to have Brendan Guildea, Barrister at Law at The Bar of Ireland. Brendan Guildea LL.B, LL.M, B.L. was called to the Irish bar in 2011. He worked at Practical Law Company (now owned by Thomson Reuters) as a multi-jurisdictional guide Editor before commencing practice in Dublin in Michaelmas 2012. He describes himself as a ‘tech enthusiast’. In addition to being married to an English Corbynite, Brendan has advised UK companies who are relocating to Ireland post-Brexit. This work includes matters of taxation, intellectual property and general corporate law.

Next up, we have Coreena Brinck who is a Partner at Zacco! With over 20 years’ experience working in Intellectual Property, Coreena has held significant positions both in-house and in private practice prior to joining Zacco, giving her a comprehensive understanding of the ‘real-world’ implications of IP rights, both practically and commercially..

She has worked in private practice and in-house with major telecommunications clients of the firm handling inventions relating to AI, 5G and 6G, distributed computing systems and user interface technology.  She also enjoys working with clients in the energy sector and clients who are active in cross-over or hybrid technology areas such as those spanning medical and computer-implemented technology, green technology, and fashion technology.

Coreena is a member of the Institute of European Patent Attorneys and a UK Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), where she is also an active member of the Computer Technology Committee.  She has given presentations and written about various aspects of patent law, and was involved with the CIPA CTC’s work on artificial intelligence (AI) inventions in 2020.  She continues to follow and comment on decisions and developments in patent law relating to AI inventors.

She has experience of patent support for litigation in the US, Germany, Japan, China and the UK as well as patent quality assessments, portfolio cost analysis, IP risk management analysis, and political lobbying. 

Last but certainly not least we will welcome Peter Bolger, Head of Intellectual Property, Technology and Data Privacy at LK Shields. His extensive practice involves working directly with national and international clients on IP, technology and commercial transactions.  His work involves trade mark portfolio management and advising on all aspects of IP and privacy law in terms.  This includes compliance, registration, international transfers, policies and audits, with a focus on GDPR compliance.  He also specialises in media and entertainment law.  Peter is consistently praised by clients for marrying corporate-commercial expertise with intellectual property law, providing responsive and innovative solutions to a wide range of commercial problems.

Peter is consistently listed as a market-leading IP practitioner by legal directories, including recent recognitions as a WIPR Leader by the World Intellectual Property Review and as a Global Leader by the esteemed World Trademark Review

To read more about our esteemed panelists and speakers at Dublin IP and R&D Summit, click through to our website!

With current government regulations, we are optimistic towards the second half of this year, the conference will be held in the heart of Dublin at the Convention Centre.

At Cosmonauts we love working on exciting projects like this, and the past year has not held us back. Virtual events and webinars have developed with the change in business landscape. Staying relevant in the market place has never been more important. If you think your business could benefit from a virtual or in-person event, big or small, get in touch with our team to see if we can find the right package for you.

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