UK Steel organised a roundtable discussion in London on 27 July to discuss intellectual property within the steel industry. The discussion was chaired by Chris McDonald from the Materials Processing Institute with insight from Peter Arrowsmith and Stuart Arnott, both patent attorneys at Gill Jennings & Every in London.
There are some perceived barriers to further involvement in the IP system within the sector. The overall sense is that the UK is not necessarily lagging behind European competitors when it comes to IP, but that more can still be done to manage these assets effectively. Culture within the organisation is perhaps the most important factor to ensure that innovations are properly reviewed so that active decisions can be taken on the best form of protection. Peter Arrowsmith has provided a summary report of the discussion.
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