Catherine Boyce, Clinical Strategy Manager, can provide advice on protecting Intellectual Property (IP), assessing the IP potential of novel ideas, products and devices, and opportunities, in some cases, for commercialisation. They are also the Trust’s points of contact with NHS Innovations South West, (the South West’s Regional Innovation Hub) through which the Trust is able to access specialist advice and support.
The Trust's Intellectual Property Policy sets out the Trust approach to managing intellectual property and includes an IP disclosure form on which ideas with IP potential should be captured to enable them to be assessed and appropriately protected. To view the policy please contact Cathy or Jenny on the links above.
Other sites of interest include:
NHS Innovation South West (NISW)
The UK Intellectual Property Office