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Ellis IP Limited is an intellectual property consultancy providing advice in all aspects of intellectual property to clients across a wide range of disciplines. The advice can be specifically tailored for small and medium sized growth businesses to be integrated into their business models. As such, involvement from an early stage in the business is recommended and businesses are invited to get in touch even if a commercial relationship is envisaged to be some way off.

Ellis IP can advise on matters relating to Patents, Trade Marks, Designs and their management within the appropriate business model.

We have a particular specialization in Renewable/Sustainable Energy, Materials and Medical Devices.

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ARTICLE: "Information Lock Down" - Michael Ellis explores IP issues around using new technologies in this article in the March 2012 issue of Intellectual Property Magazine (www.intellectualpropertymagazine.com) - read the article here


EVENT: Yorkshire Venturfest on 8th February 2012.  Ellis IP is delighted to be a Silver Sponsor of Yorkshire Venturefest.  Yorkshire is bursting with science, technology and IP-creating entrepreneurs who are busy creating ideas that will change the world. Venturefest is a packed one day event that showcases and supports these entrepreneurs.

Venturefest Yorkshire chairman Professor Tony Hardy praises the involvement of the event's partners. 'The support of our sponsors is key to the on-going success of Venturefest Yorkshire. We're delighted that so many prestigious brands recognise teh energy and vision of our Yorkshire entrepreneurs and see to work alongside them'.

Please registere today by visiting www.venturefestyorkshire.net or visit the site for more information.

Come and visit the Ellis IP team at stand 38 at Venturefest. If you would like to arrange a meeting, please contact Michael Ellis, patent attorney.

ARTICLE: "Information Lock Down" - an article by Michael Ellis and Donna Trysburg appears in the December 2011/January 2012 issue of Intellectual Property Magazine (www.intellectualpropertymagazine.com) discussing simple measures organisations can take to protect Trade Secrets, the often neglected form of intellectual property - read the article here

NEWS: Ellis IP extends its congratulations to Peter Mcnally and his business Goldcrest Design and Engineering on winning the Bright Business Competition at this winter's New Start Scotland Exhibition at the SEC, Glasgow.  Peter's innovation is a towing adapter for use with forklift trucks, which enables the utilisation of forklift trucks for towing trailors.  Ellis IP, a sponsor of the Bright Business Competiation is looking forward to working with Peter and providing an IPsure(TM) audit.

NEWS: Successful New Start Scotland Exhibition with good feedback for IP workshops, e.g. from @AlpineIQ on Twitter "Enjoyed IP workshop by @MichaelEllis7 who made a dry subject entertaining".

EVENT: Ellis IP will be exhibiting at this year's New Start Scotland Exhibition at the SEC in Glasgow. We will again be hosting IP clinics. Watch out for our workshop 'Managing IP In a New or Growing Business'.


NEWS: Our congratuations to LES Foundation Graduate Business Plan Competition winners   Nanomed LLC, NanoMed from Washington University-St. Louis for their biomedical startup’s plan to revolutionize neurological surgical mesh using state-of-the-art biomaterials that are easier to use and more easily integrated into the body (see details here).  Congratulations also to Shieldheart (Lund University) on winning the 2011 LESI Global Award for its protection device technology platform to ‘shield’ vital organs, blood vessels and nerves from ruptures and bleeding associated with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT).  Elllis IP looks forward to working with the finalists of the competition to protect their valuable IP in Europe.

NEWS: Ellis IP is delighted to announce its an in-kind donor of a prize and a judge for this year's LES Foundation Graduate Business Plan Competition.  Six finalists selected from seventy-eight team entries from around the world will participate in the final to take place in London on 4th June 2011.  The finalists are: Nanomed LLC, Im-Bed Bioscience LLC, CycleWood Solutions, Leapin, Computer Vision Tech (from St Petersburg State University) and Shieldheart (from Lund University).

NEWS: Ellis IP extends its congratulations to Ross Dickinson on winning the Bright Business Competition at this spring's New Start Scotland Exhibition at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh.  Ross's business, Kibosh Ltd, has an innovative patent pending Emergency Pipe Repair device to allow users to temporarily repair a leak until a plumber can be called.  Ellis IP, a sponsor of the Bright Business Competiation is looking forward to working with Ross and providing an IPsure(TM) audit for Kibosh Ltd.

NEWS: Ellis IP is delighted to announce the launch of its new IPsure service for new businesses.  This product is intended to provide small and new busiensses and business managers awareness of the value of IP in their organisations and provide an entry level access to Intellectual Property services. For more information, please visit our dedicated website at www.ipsure.co.uk.

EVENT: Ellis IP will be exhibiting at this year's New Start Scotland Exhibition at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh.  Visit us at stand B29.  We will be hosting IP clinics. Watch out for our workshop 'Managing IP In a New or Growing Business' at 12.15pm on both Friday 18th and Saturday 19th March 2011.

EVENT: Michael Ellis recently (10th March 2011) presented a Nexxus IP Primer workshop at the British Medical Association Scotland premises in Edinurgh - the workshop was focused on the IP issues faced by a start up in the life sciences sector. More details here

EVENT: The Institute for System Level Integration (www.sli-institute.ac.uk) will be hosting a workshop on 29th April 2010 run by Michael Ellis and Elizabeth Vokurka.  The workshop, entitled 'Value from Intellectual Property Management', which is free subject to registering with iSLI, will focus on IP protection and strategy for business focused IP. More info...

EVENT: Michael Ellis and Lorne Byatt recently (17th March 2010) provided a well-received introductory workshop entitled 'Value from Intellectual Property in the Clean Tech sector' at the Energy Technology Centre in East Kilbride, introducing the concepts of IP strategy management, IP ownership, IP protection and IP licensing and commercialisation.  For more information or to discuss possible future workshops, please contact us.

NEWS: Michael Ellis recently (2nd March 2010) participated as an invited speaker at an international conference on the Management of Intellectual Property held at the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences in Vilnius. The well-attended event was organised jointly by The British Council and The Ministry of Education and Science in partnership with the Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Lithuania - more details can be found here

EVENT: Michael Ellis, European Patent Attorney, of Ellis IP and Patricia Barclay, solicitor, of Bonaccord provide an Introduction to IP at Midlothian Chamber of Commerce, in Dalkeith.  Join them in guiding Cinderella in setting up her new cleaning products and services company. Learn the basics of protecting your company’s brands, inventions and creative ideas in this subsidised half day workshop.


EVENT: Computer Implemented Inventions patent series - Ellis IP is pleased to be coordinating a visit of 4 EPO Examiners to Scotland resulting in a series of events w/b 30th March 2009- see more

EVENT: Health Enhancing Food & Drink Initiative – Work Your Assets Harder! - A Scotland Food and Drink event - Stirling Highland Hotel - 12th March 2009

EVENT: Capturing Hidden Value in the Food and Drink Sector - an Intellectual Assets Centre / MELCC event - Midlothian, 25th February 2009

EVENT: Intellectual Assets Centre congress - Glasgow, 17th/18th February 2009 (2 for 1 offer available now)

Food & Drink and Tourism sector - benefiting from underlying business value (October 2008)

Ellis IP and AB Associates deliver H&I  programme for maximising intellectual asset value (October 2008)

Lorne Byatt joins Ellis IP as an associate consultant for the Intellectual Assets Centre (May 2008)

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COMMENT: Court of Appeal agrees Apple Registered Design not infringed - Ellis IP's Donna Trysburg summarises: 'Clash of the Tablet Titans' - read the article here

NEWS: IP Audits to a value of up to £3000 are now available to UK companies through the TSB (Technology Strategy Board). The programme was announced earlier this month by the UK IPO as part of the government's "Innovation and Research Strategy for Growth"  According to this programme, TSB competition winners [more info about TSB competitions can be found here] may arrange an IP professional to undertake a review of their Intellectual Property and intangible assets, to help identify key IP and develop a strategy for its protection, management and commercialisation.  The audits must be completed by 29th February 2012 to qualify.  Ellis IP attorneys participated in a trial of the programme ealrier this year and have extensive experience in IP/IA audits and IP strategy development.  For more information on this programme and how we can assist with this, please contact Michael Ellis. 21-Dec-11


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