Donal Kelly- Partner and European Patent Attorney, FR Kelly

  • Presentation Title:


    Managing intellectual property in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries



    Presentation Synopsis:


    Intellectual property is an important asset of any company, but plays a particularly important role in the strategic growth of a business in a competitive marketplace, and the food and beverage industry is one of the most competitive and fast-moving markets of any industry sector. Donal will be delivering a workshop on “Managing intellectual property in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries”, which will explain the nature of intellectual property – how you may create it, how to protect it, and how to commercialise it; and how to use third party intellectual property safely – all with a view to giving you a sustainable competitive advantage.


    Speaker Bio:


    As a European Patent Attorney and a European Trade Mark and Design Attorney, Donal represents research scientists, brand managers, and designers in protection and enforcement proceedings at both European and National level.  Donal also manages the global intellectual property interests of indigenous Irish innovators.


    Serving as European counsel for multinational corporations, academic institutions, start-ups, and SMEs in the food ingredients, dairy, confectionery, convenience foods, and food processing industries has provided Donal with an understanding of the practical considerations of commercialising intellectual property relating to processing and supplying consumer foods in global markets.


    But to achieve commercial success, you often need more than a good idea – whether your goal is to attract inward financing and investment, improve the capital value of your business, or secure an added revenue stream; you must capitalise on your intellectual property to give you a sustainable competitive advantage.


    In this workshop, you can learn how intellectual property serves as a commercial tool, adding value to the innovative output of your business.