Flintloque Collaboration Lunch

Friday 24th March 11:30am – The Innovation Centre, Sci-Tech Daresbury
Keynote Speaker: Mike Shaw, Marks & Clerk

Flintloque is launching a series of bi-monthly lunchtime open discussion forums on best practices in business collaboration. The objective of the forums will be twofold: firstly to enable participants to discuss experiences both good and bad in working collaboratively and, secondly, to work towards the development of a comprehensive collaboration policy template based on collaborative business relationship best practice. The first session will be in The Innovation Centre, Daresbury with a focus on the issues surrounding the ownership of IP resulting from a collaborative project.

Adrian Quayle and David Ashworth, thought leaders in the field of collaboration, are running the sessions. This first session we feature a presentation from Mike Shaw from Marks & Clerk who is a Chartered (UK) and European Trade Mark Attorney.

The emphasis of these Collaboration Lunches is open discussions about collaborative best-practice, sharing and learning from one another’s experiences

Timetable for session:
11:30 am Networking and coffee
12:00 pm Welcome and introduction, Adrian Quayle
12:05 pm Keynote Speaker – Mike Shaw, Marks & Clerk
12:20 pm Suggested discussion topics, David Ashworth
12:25 pm Q&A and discussion facilitator, Adrian Quayle
12:55 pm Summary and next steps, David Ashworth
01:00 pm Lunch and networking

Strategy for Flintloque’s Collaboration Lunches

Our aim is to have a different theme for each session and the locations may vary.  Each session will provide a networking opportunity for all involved to explore the opportunities and benefits from collaborating in business and the issues that hinder success.  Over the series of lunchtime sessions, the Flintloque team will produce a draft collaboration policy template from the topics discussed, focussing on the points considered as “best practice”.  The content will be reviewed and revised after each session and then distributed to the attendees for comments and suggestions.

After three sessions, the draft collaboration policy template will be made available to all attendees, regardless of which session(s) they attended and will be distributed to a wider network to solicit opinions.  All attendees will be identified as contributors to this process.

At the end of the five sessions, a final collaboration policy template will be produced, with all contributors identified in an appendix, and distributed to a wide network of contacts.

You get a free lunch, participate in an interesting discussion, network with people facing the same challenges as yourself and maybe even learn a few things!

Who Are the Presenters?

Mike Shaw – Chartered (UK) and European Trade Mark Attorney – Mike is experienced in all aspects of trade mark, copyright and design work, including the filing and prosecution of UK, overseas, EU and international trade mark and registered design applications, and advising on availability and conflicts. Mike’s practice centres on contentious matters such as trade mark oppositions and cancellation actions, alongside trade mark and design infringement matters. Mike has particular expertise in relation to advertising law, and the handling of complaints at the Advertising Standards Authority. He also has considerable experience in relation to the transfer and assignment of intellectual property rights.

Adrian Quayle – IAOP’s Leadership Hall of Fame, Member of BS 11000 Committee, Chair of ISO 37500 Committee, Managing Partner, Avasant – Following many years working with customers across Europe and globally, Adrian focuses on helping organisations to foster and maintain effective collaborative relationships. He was a member of the committee that drafted the BS 11000: Collaborative Business Relationships Standard.

David Ashworth PhD – Managing Director, Flintloque Management Systems Ltd – David is a specialist in the implementation of management systems that comply with the requirements of International Standards. He has trained hundreds of managers in dozens of organisations across many business sectors. In addition, he has appeared on radio and television, and has lectured at a number of Universities and the Royal Institution.



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