On Thursday 26th April we celebrated World Intellectual Property Day: 'Powering Change: Women in innovation and creativity'.
In 2000, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) designated 26 April as World Intellectual Property Day with the aim of¬†increasing the general understanding of intellectual property. As such, the day provides a unique opportunity for those around the globe to consider and celebrate how innovation and intellectual property drives change and shapes our future.
We hosted a drinks reception at our head office in London in The Shard and were joined by innovators, start-ups, entrepreneurs and businesses in IP.¬†
Mathys & Squire partner¬†Caroline Warren¬†lead the speeches, outlining why she chose to pursue a career in IP and engineering, whilst Wynne Willson Gottelier's Director of Innovation, Whitney Conti, talked through her success story and her ongoing exploration into renewable energy and sustainability.¬†
With events taking place around the world, the evening was one of many that celebrated the importance of IP and highlighted the diverse ideas and technologies that are in the making.
We look forward to celebrating again next year!¬†
If you want to know more about IP in IT and Telecoms related areas, please contact Mathys & Squire partner, Caroline Warren¬†on CEWarren@mathys-squire.com.
Caroline has a master's degree in physics from the University of Oxford, with a specialisation in laser physics. Caroline manages large portfolios of applications for multinational organisations, including representing clients at hearings before the European Patent Office, but also enjoys advising small businesses on their IP strategy, both in the UK and internationally. She drafts and prosecutes patent applications in the fields of networking and communications technologies