Leading international intellectual property firm Marks & Clerk partners with clean technology showcase.
Partnership announcement ties in with patent prize draw for event finalists.
Deadline for applications to present at showcase is next Friday 3rd November.
Marks & Clerk, one of the UK’s largest firms of patent and trade mark attorneys, today announces it will partner with Cleantech Innovate 2018, a leading annual showcase event for clean technologies. The announcement represents the continuation of a long-standing partnership, with Marks & Clerk having been involved in sponsoring Cleantech Innovate since 2012.
The annual event, which will take place on 20th March 2018 at the Royal Institution in London’s Mayfair, offers 36 of the most promising entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their game-changing, low-carbon innovations to over 350 active funders, corporates, support agencies and the media.
Marks & Clerk has been working with SMEs and start-ups throughout its 130-year history and understands the trials and tribulations faced by innovators. As part of its partnership, Marks & Clerk will be offering event finalists the opportunity to enter a prize draw to win high-quality patent drafts at a much reduced cost.
Two lucky winners will receive strategic advice and the opportunity to get a patent application on file before the showcase takes place on 20th March.
Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of We Are Orchard, who are organising the event, said:
“We’re delighted to have Marks & Clerk back on board as a partner for Cleantech Innovate. Intellectual property services are key to nurturing and commercialising innovative ideas, and Cleantech Innovate is all about matching the most exciting low-carbon innovations with eagle-eyed investors looking for the next big thing in the growing cleantech market.”
Thomas Prock, UK, German, and European Patent Attorney at Marks & Clerk, said:
“Building sustainable technology and energy systems is the great technical challenge of our time and the momentum behind the cleantech sector continues to grow. It is great to be partnering with Cleantech Innovate to help foster innovation and connect the businesses and entrepreneurs of the future with potential investors.
“Intellectual property is a key part of the jigsaw for any emerging industry, and by running our patent-drafting prize draw alongside the Cleantech Innovate showcase we hope to give the most promising finalists the ability to secure their IP where otherwise this might have been difficult. In an increasingly tech-centric economy, a company’s IP represents a significant portion of its value, and we hope to give the winning businesses a real boost in securing this value.”
Entrepreneurs looking to present at the showcase have until next Friday (3rd November) to submit their applications.