Venner Shipley partners with TechMeetups: Collaboration to help London Startup Community with patents and trade marks

Venner Shipley partners with TechMeetups: Collaboration to help London Startup Community with patents and trade marks

Venner Shipley has announced its involvement with the TechMeetups Community in London.  The sponsorship agreement will see Venner Shipley involved in a series of workshops and clinics across 2013 providing education and advice on securing patents and trade marks.

Venner Shipley partner, Simon Taor, said of the arrangement:  “TechMeetups is a fantastic community that provides entrepreneurs a forum to discuss and get involved in a burgeoning sector in the UK.   We truly believe that this sort of community will provide long term growth and will help the UK economy recover and also give the UK an important role in the future of technological development.  It is so important for those with a deep knowledge and a great passion for developing technology to understand the value of the intellectual property that they are devising.   Protecting that intellectual property through patents or trade marks could enable them to exploit it to its full potential and make money from it in the future.   We hope our involvement with TechMeet Ups will provide its members with the education and support that they need to ensure that their ideas reach their full potential”

TechMeetups started by launching the London Silicon Roundabout Tech community in December 2010 and since then it has become one of the fastest growing Tech communities in London with over 3400 members. The group was started to bring together Startups, entrepreneurs, investors, techies and webbies in and around London’s SiliconRoundabout & TechCity area. TechMeetups organises meetups, masterclasses, hackathons, mentoring workshops, job fairs, parties & socials to get the community together and to help it collaborate.

‘Ideas and Innovation are plenty in a global community like TechMeetups. Nurturing  ideas to maturity and protecting them through Patents can be very important and can be a deciding factor between success and failure. With the government’s announcement to lower taxes for Patents (Patent Box) and Innovation R&D, patents have gained significant interest from the hundreds of small to medium tech companies in our community. We partnered with Venner Shipley for their years of experience in this area and believe that the TechMeetups London community will benefit immensely from their indepth knowledge‘ shared Shawn, founder of TechMeetups

About Venner Shipley

Venner Shipley is one of the leading firms of European patent and trade mark attorneys. We are a modern forward thinking firm with a long history and vast quantities of experience in relation to all aspects of patent and trade mark work. We represent a broad range of clients including individual inventors and start ups offering advice on how best to protect and exploit your IP.


TechMeetups has been setup to create a global network of Tech communities from San Francisco to Sydney. We believe that Tech communities are isolated and great things can be achieved if we connect within our cities and outside our borders. Our goal is to create a global Tech cluster of over 50 inter-connected Tech communities by 2013.


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