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March 24, 2016

Uniport/Velma International Intellectual Property Summit, 2016

Filed under: Events — David Ashaolu (McAsh) @ 1:39 am

IP Summit logoIntellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office (IPTTO), University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State in conjunction with Velma Consulting and Professional Services, Abuja, are organizing the International Intellectual Property Summit, 2016. The event, billed for the premises of the university, is scheduled to hold from Thursday, April 21 to Friday, April 22, 2016.

International institutions and a number of foreign renowned IP professionals from across the globe have agreed to participate at the event. The Honourable Minister of Communications Technology, Barr. Adebayo Shittu, will give the Keynote Address at the event.

The 2-day programme in the city of Port Harcourt will play host to foreign and local experts in Intellectual Property Law and Practise from all over the world. Resource persons and delegates will be hosted at some of the best hotels in Port Harcourt, adequate security will be provided and other logistics, including transportation and feeding, will be available.

Participants will be drawn from all stakeholders in intellectual property, which very much includes virtually all sectors. The legal industry, the entertainment industry, the technology research and development sector such as ICT, industrial technology, manufacturing, oil and gas, health, insurance and financial sectors, the academia and literary society, amongst others, will be present at the Summit.

The event is also an opportunity for participants to be affiliated with the university, as well as establish collaborations with other strategic partners and participants. The potential by way of synergy and business opportunities that this event will provide for participants is enormous, as its reach is wide.

THEME
Intellectual Property Rights: The Backbone for Wealth Creation

OBJECTIVES
*Create an intellectual forum/one-stop shop where the windows of opportunities inherent in Intellectual Property Rights in Nigeria will be articulated
*Expose Nigeria’s Intellectual Property Rights owners to international best practices for job and wealth creation
*Erase the limitation in establishing a legal framework for Intellectual Property in Nigeria
*Promote originality, creativity and profitability in works of arts, science and technology
*Improve understanding of the available types of Intellectual Property and how they add value to business
*Ensure balance between Proprietary and Open Innovations – IPR Strategies under current economic and business environment
*Improve understanding in the process of commercializing of Intellectual Property
*Expose techniques in optimizing Intellectual Property Portfolio with Strategic Portfolio Management
*Reveal techniques in managing Intellectual Property litigation to protect and defend Intellectual Property rights

PROJECTED OUTCOME
The Summit shall provide an informed blueprint and baseline on contemporary issues and framework on global best practices as it relates to intellectual property rights with a communiqué

RESOURCE PERSONS
More information about resource persons coming up soon.