Friday - 04 May 2018

IP in The Times: Innovation vs. Inertia

Patent attorney and intellectual property strategist, Ilya Kazi, partner at Mathys & Squire, talks about innovation and IP post-Brexit in the latest edition of Raconteur, a publication distributed in The Times on Friday 20th April. 

Highlighting that when protected, commercialised and managed properly IP can serve as an asset in and of itself, Ilya answers some FAQs about IP including the following:

  • Why is the UK so far behind on IP?
  • How should industry improve its management of IP?
  • What's it like in firms that truly understand the importance of IP? 

Alongside Ilya's insight, Coller IP's Valuations Director, Fernando Vasconcellos also outlined the importance of  IP valuation in general and how it can serve as a negotiation tool. 


Click below to download the full article. Click below to view Raconteur online.

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Ilya has a Master’s degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, qualified as a Patent Attorney in 1996, and holds a certificate in intellectual property from the University of London. Ilya has handled approaching 4000 applications across the spectrum of electrical, electronic, communications, compression, computing, display, optical and clean technologies. Ilya works with a number of start-ups and investors from angels to larger VCs. He also serves on the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys committee devoted to raising public awareness of IP and has provided expert commentary on numerous strategic IP issues for National and International media including CNN, Channel 4, The Times, The FT, The Daily Telegraph, The Economist.