British Council, in partnership with the Department of Intellectual Property, the Ministry of Commerce proudly present a collaborative seminar and workshop entitled “Intellectual Property Supporting Social Entrepreneurships and Creative Industries” on Saturday 14 December 2013 at Kantary Hill Hotel, Chiang Mai.
The event consists of a seminar on intellectual property in the morning during 10 am - 12 pm by internationally recognised UK speaker; Christi Mitchell, Ben Williams and special speaker from Department of Intellectual Property; Khun Suphat Tangtrongchit, followed by an IP workshop which is designed for social entrepreneurs, creative industry entrepreneurs, law students and other interested people, aims to give participants a better understanding on how intellectual property law can protect their copyright, and creativity as well as boost the commercialization of products and services. The workshop will delivered through intellectual property games (IP game) specially created by IP experts from the United Kingdom. Admission is free! The workshop will be run in Thai and English language.
Mrs. Christi Mitchell, Intellectual Property (IP) Director, founded Highbury as an independent consultancy specialising in product and technology commercialisation and business development across a wide range of technical fields. Christi’s academic background includes Human Genetics and Molecular Biology alongside Business. She has over 25 years worldwide licensing and commercialisation experience with both early stage and late stage life science technologies and consumer healthcare products and is also involved with spin-out funding and strategic IP commercialisation. Christi also specialises in patent portfolio development, management and valuation.
Ben Williams is a freelance IP consultant and UK and European patent attorney and has been providing services to the patent profession, SMEs and academic institutions for 15 years including IP management, auditing and evaluation, patent drafting, landscaping and scope assessment, business planning, licensing and commercialisation advice.He's created the IP training method "IP Quest" based on a unique board game and now works with Universities, SMEs, law firms and entrepreneurs to provide IP awareness and IP training for product designers, engineers, physicists, graphic designers, artists, undergraduates and postgraduates.
Mr Suphat's worked as Trade Officer, Head of International Cooperation Section 2, IP Promotion and Development Office, Department of Intellectual Property.He has been working on the Enforcement of Intellectual Property. And have been working as a Counsellor (Commercial), Office of Commercial Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy in Washington, USA. And attend the international seminars with intellectual property organizations many times. Also been a guest speaker seminars, management of intellectual property many times for example; Conducting Effective IPR Public Education and Awareness Campaigns for SMEs at the City of Melbourne, Australia and so on.