Webinar on Intellectual Property: Prior art vs. Freedom to Operate from Academic and Industrial perspectives

General information

Duration: 1 hour
Date: 19 March 2018
Time: 10.00 to 11.00 a.m. (UK time)
Language: English
Venue: online
Cost: free


Ben Ting joined Cambridge Enterprise in mid-2016, an organization formed by the University of Cambridge to help staff and students commercialise their expertise and ideas for the benefit of the global community. At Cambridge Enterprise, Ben’s focus is supporting the commercialisation of intellectual property from the Schools of Physical Sciences and Technology. Examples include new energy storage materials, machine learning applications, machine vision systems, nanomanufacturing and nanomaterials (including intellectual property from the Cambridge Graphene Centre).

He is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and holds a MPhil in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management from the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia. Before joining Cambridge Enterprise, Ben Ting worked in various engineering capacities in vehicle development and lean manufacturing in the defence sector. He also has experience in automotive and buildings engineering.

About Webinar

Webinar aim

  • Understanding how to make Intellectual Property work for you

Webinar content

  • Clarifying some common terms associated with Intellectual Property, with respect to research, funding grants and industrial sponsorships
  • Making the distinction between Prior art and Freedom to Operate, and when and in what context you should consider them.
  • A framework to help you undertake Prior Art and Freedom to Operate searches, including when to seek professional opinions

What you will learn

  • Ability to know when to best engage with professional services related to Intellectual Property.


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