First meeting of the Working Group set up at C87 to explore a new epi IP Commercialisation Committee (IPCC)

At its C87th meeting held in Lisbon on 23rd November 2019, the epi Council unanimously approved to create a Working Group to take care of the preparation required to set up a new Committee (the IP Commercialisation Committee [IPCC]) at the next C88 Meeting in Glasgow.

The Working Group (composed by Mr Tony Tangena, Mr Chris Mercer, Ms Heike Vogelsang-Wenke and Mr Florian Stöckle) held its first meeting in Munich on 16th January 2020. Mr Tony Tangena was elected as Chair of the Working Group.

The Working Group discussed the envisaged scope of activity of the new Committee and had an exchange of views on how to advice epi members about inter alia IP valuation and monetarization, portfolio optimization, assignment of IP rights and licensing matters.

The Working Group further considered means of cooperation with other organizations such as LESI, FICPI, AIPLA as well as universities and research centres. Lastly, it agreed to request to Council that IPCC is set up as one of the epi specialised committees for which interested candidates shall send their CVs and details before being elected. The election of the new members will take place at C89 in Ljubljana on 13th November 2020.

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