Many thanks to all who attended our
Demystifying Intellectual Property seminar.

The session provided a lot of useful information on the intricate area of Intellectual Property. HGF outlined the topic and how to develop your company’s IP Strategy; Keltie used client/IP advisor role-plays to demonstrate how to manage your IP and your relationship with your patent attorney; FTI explained the fundamentals and benefits of Patent Box; Scottish Enterprise ran through the Intellectual Asset support they offer companies; K2 presented on Shell’s approach to IP and the fundamentals for collaboration

Our first year

Since confirmation of funding a year ago, the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) has established itself as a vital bridge between energy businesses with ideas that address pressing industry needs and the world-class research capabilities in Scotland’s universities.

Funded by the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC), this exciting new addition to Aberdeen’s existing rock mechanics and petrophysical equipment will be housed in a newly-refurbished laboratory in the Meston Building on the Old Aberdeen campus (King’s College) of the University.

OGIC at Subsea Expo 2015

On the penultimate day of Subsea Expo 2015, OGIC Chief Executive Ian Phillips was interviewed by Energy Voice as part of a panel session on how innovation can lead the way in developing new technology.

Gordon Drummond, Chief Executive of the newly re-launched NSRI (National Subsea Research Initiative), Ian Phillips, Chief Executive of OGIC (Oil and Gas Innovation Centre) and Ian Reid, Chief Executive of CENSIS formed the panel. The panel discussed the opportunity for the sector to seize upon the decline in oil prices and find new ways to collaborate.

More than 40 oil and gas businesses have signed up to attend the first event to be staged by the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre and Interface, the knowledge connection for business, in Aberdeen.

The wide range of government funding and tax relief potential available to support technology innovation in the oil and gas sector will be the focus for the fully-subscribed OGIC seminar in Aberdeen in late February.

In the Oil & Gas industry many businesses are creating innovative products and spending staggering amounts on developing new technologies. What many are not doing, however, is claiming the hundreds of thousands of pounds in R&D tax relief that they are entitled to. Here we look at who can claim and how to do it. … Continued

Intellectual Property or “IP” is an umbrella term for the four main rights that a company or organisation might hold and want to protect: patents, trademarks, designs and copyright.   Patents protect technical innovations provided that the innovation is new, non-obvious and capable of industrial application. Often it will be the main mechanism for protecting … Continued