NSAI Webinar - Intellectual Property Strategy for Innovative SMEs

NSAI Webinar - Intellectual Property Strategy for Innovative SMEs

The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) and Enterprise Ireland invite you to a webinar on World Intellectual Property day (April 26th) where you can learn how the new guidance standard (ISO 56005) on IP management can support innovation and business efforts in Irish SMEs.


Intellectual Property (IP) can be daunting for many Irish SMEs. They may not be able to identify the IP in different areas of their business, let alone know how to create and implement a successful IP strategy.
ISO 56005 is a new guidance framework for SMEs to effectively manage the IP that supports and protects their innovation. Forming part of the ISO 56000 Innovation Series of Guidance Standards developed by the world’s leading IP experts, this document will be a valuable resource and practical tool for Irish companies navigating through the world of Intellectual Property management.
This event, coinciding with #WorldIPDay under the theme of ‘IP and SMEs: Taking your ideas to market’, is the official launch of the ISO IP guidance Standard in Ireland, and will show how IP strategy, a typical pain point for innovators, can now be streamlined thanks to this new Standard.
Join the experts behind the framework on April 26th at 11am to learn more.

Click the link to register: NSAI Webinar - Intellectual Property Strategy for Innovative


Paul Killeen, NSAI

Paul Killeen is a Senior Standards Officer and ‘Research & Innovation’ lead at the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI). Formerly the Head of Research, Innovation & Enterprise Development at AIT, he chaired the Knowledge & Technology Transfer Committee for the Institutes of Technology Ireland and was a member of the Knowledge Transfer Ireland Stakeholder Forum. Paul currently manages Irish participation through NSAI in the development of International Standards in Systematic Innovation Management (ISO 56000 Series), and participates in various European programmes designed to use European and International standards development as an effective knowledge Transfer mechanism to help bridge the innovation gap between research and market impact for new and emerging technologies. NSAI supports enterprise, trade, consumers and government in the areas of Standards, Legal Metrology, Agrément, Certification and Scientific/Industrial Metrology.

Joe Doyle, Enterprise Ireland

Joe is Intellectual Property (IP) Manager with Enterprise Ireland (EI) where his role is to promote the integration of IP strategy with the business strategies of EI client companies. He provides a first line of enquiry in EI on IP issues, promotes IP awareness and manages the EI IP Strategy funding scheme. Joe was very active as an Irish IP expert representing NSAI in the development of the ISO 56005 guidance standard on IP Management - from its initial conception to its final publication.

Nikos Minas, Hanna Moore and Curley
Nikos helps companies and universities to define their IP strategy and protect their IP assets. Before becoming a patent attorney, Nikos worked as a researcher and in-house patent manager for a prominent R&D organisation, where he was responsible for developing the IP roadmap to support the innovation and business efforts of the different R&D groups. As an Irish IP expert representing NSAI, Nikos actively contributed to the development of the ISO 56005 guidance standard on IP Management.

Mary White, Evoquent

Mary worked in a leading Irish intellectual property law firm, before setting up brand consultancy Evoquent with the aim of bringing intellectual property skills to the SME sector. Mary is an Irish trade mark agent and professional representative before the EU Intellectual Property Office. She provides clients with commercial and strategic advice on their trade marks, including conducting portfolio audits and international filing strategies.
She has particular expertise in handling objections and oppositions at the IPO and EUIPO. Mary has been member of the NSAI Technical Committee 45 and ISO Technical Committee 279 (Innovation Management) since 2019 and has contributed to the ISO 56005:2020 (IP Management) and ISO56010 (Innovation management - Illustrative examples) standards.

Joanne Griffin, AdaptIQ

A former tech exec and Chartered Accountant, Joanne founded AdaptIQ to help companies thrive in an increasingly volatile landscape, and foster adaptability in their teams and businesses.
With a passion for problem-solving and an agile mindset, Joanne has extensive experience in finance, business transformation, automation, innovation management and behavioural change. She is a frequent speaker on the topics of emerging technologies, building resilience, and exploring resistance to change.