Fiona Fitzsimons, Research Director at Eneclann, was a guest speaker at the TCD-UCD Innovation Academy on Thursday 26 April 2012.
In a paper entitled ‘Protecting your Intellectual Property’, Fiona presented a business case study of Eneclann.
In her presentation Fiona introduced core issues and actions associated with quality, early identification and protection of intellectual property.
Key issues addressed were:
- A description of an individual’s legal rights concerning novelty and intellectual property both with reference to their own specific research and in relation to their wider interests.
- An explanation of ownership and commercialisation issues arising out of intellectual property along with associated costs of protection, sources of funding and obligations to stakeholders.
- A clear articulation of what rights of use they themselves have for intellectual property legally owned by others.