IP Essentials

IP Essentials for Companies

IP Essentials for Companies (IPEC) is aimed at companies working, or seeking to work, with NHS organisations, in line with the GM AHSN?s focus on building relationships between the NHS and Industry with the aim of encouraging the development and uptake of innovation with healthcare benefits. Underlying innovation, there is usually some form of intellectual property (IP) and IPEC provides basic guidance on IP and related business matters that may be of relevance when working with the NHS.

IPEC should provide you with an understanding the value of IP and its role in collaborating with the NHS.

IPEC is divided into the following areas:

Intellectual Property (IP) ? an overview of the different types of IP and forms of IP protection

Confidentiality ? why confidentiality is important and how to protect valuable information with a confidentiality agreement

Branding and trade marks ? why it is important and how to protect it

Agreements and IP ? types of agreement and basics of managing contracts

Working with the NHS ? what companies should know when working with the NHS

Funding ? links to funding streams suitable for collaborative projects with the NHS and guidance on contractual requirements

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HGF (HGF Limited and HGF Law LLP) offers everything you would expect of a world-class intellectual property firm to protect and disseminate your creative work, including patent and trade mark…

Lucid Innovation

Lucid Innovation is a professional industrial design and creative engineering team that has helped organisations develop their competitiveness with innovative, sustainable product ideas, design,…

Marks & Clerk

Marks & Clerk is a full service Intellectual Property firm protecting clients? new ideas and technologies since 1887. Their comprehensive range of services covers patents, trademarks, designs…


TRUSTECH is an NHS organisation that aims to improve healthcare through the development of innovative products and services. TRUSTECH works with NHS organisations, companies and regional,…

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Are you interested in working with the GM AHSN to provide support to businesses working in the healthcare sector? Would you like to be listed as an Associate on the Innovation Nexus portal? Contact us to discuss how we could work together.

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