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The IP Ecosystem: Develop Fringe Sessions

June 29, 2015

I’ve been helping out with organizing an event on the 15th July, running around Develop in Brighton organised by people at Brighton University who are studying how creative industries use IP. We’ve got two panel discussions and one set of consultation slots that you can get – all for FREE! It’s a fringe event, so even if you don’t have a Develop ticket – it’s free to attend. Note; you can go to one or both of the panels and add a one-to-one if you want – your choice! Also if you do, we’re running the panels around the sessions, so it’s convenient to attend. Plus it’s 4 mins away from Develop. Finally the 1pm session comes with free lunch! Who says there is no such thing as a free lunch 😉

The IP Lunch: Top 5 IP Management Tips @ Clearleft Ltd, 68 Middle Street, BN1 1AL Brighton
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

This session will feature a panel of experts from across the media industries, each offering their top tips for indie game developers to maintain, enhance, and protect their own intellectual property. Particularly for indies without access to guidance or mentorship in this area, the session will provide a chance to dialogue and ask questions of IP experts from different creative industries. From those just starting out and looking for the basics, to those with a growing IP and wondering what to do next, this session offers a fantastic learning opportunity for indie game developers.

Panel:
Mo Ali (IP Co-ordinator, UKIE)
Professor Charlotte Waelde (Professor of IP Law, University of Exeter)
Jon Gillard, Head of Licensing for Games Workshop
Ella Romanos, Co-Founder, Strike Game Labs & columnist for Develop (creating new IP now!)
Phil Gaskell – Former Sony Senior Producer, now co-founder of indie publisher Ripstone
Chair: Dr. Tomas Rawlings (Auroch Digital/Bristol Games Hub)

Session is free to attend, however places are limited so you’ll need to sign up for a ticket. Lunch is provided free for attendees too.

Then following on you can get a one-to-one with an expert;

The IP Surgery @ Clearleft Ltd, 68 Middle Street, BN1 1AL Brighton
Book sessions between 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Wed 15th July.

This workshop gives indie developers the chance to begin working through any specific IP challenges they are facing at the moment. Developers can come with a particular question or issue and find out, from legal experts and those who have faced similar issues, how best to resolve their problems. The surgery will also provide practical advice in how to navigate the common roadblocks for IP in the gaming industry today. Professor Charlotte Wealde will host this surgery. This is organised with short face-to-face slots with an expert and are free!

It’s free, however places are limited, so please book your slot asap…

Note you can hang out at the venue before if you’re waiting for the next session, so don’t need to rush off if had a IP Surgery session or just arrive early. Then the final session is:

Navigating the IP Eco System @ Clearleft Ltd, 68 Middle Street, BN1 1AL Brighton
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

For developers looking to adapt an existing IP, or for those looking to transfer their game IP to another medium, this session provides advice for how developers can begin to actively work with other creative industries such as publishing, television, and film. From putting together a tender bid, to finding the right gatekeepers to approach, this session identifies best practice for indie developers to flourish within the contemporary creative sectors.

Panel includes:
Colin Macdonald (Games Commissioner, Channel 4)
Professor Charlotte Waelde (Professor of IP Law, University of Exeter)
Alison Sterling Film producer, Ignition Films)
Alexander Birke, Indie Developer of aclimed ‘Adventures of Bertram Fiddle’ and creating new IP now!
Chair: Dr. Tomas Rawlings (Auroch Digital/Bristol Games Hub)

Session is free to attend, however places are limited so you’ll need to sign up for a ticket.

See you there! 🙂 Tweet me if you have any questions…Places are going fast… so sign up asap!

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