- technology transfer | intellectual property
- Thursday 22 June 2023, 10:30 - 11:30 (CEST)
- Live streaming available
European IP Helpdesk, in cooperation with the EPO’s Patent Academy
John P. Mc Manus, Ph.D., C. Chem., Intellectual Property expert
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According to estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is one of the leading causes of death before the age of 70 years in over 100 countries. Worldwide, almost 20 million new cancer cases and almost 10 million cancer deaths occurred in 2020 alone. Thus, it is no surprise that the global cancer therapy market surpassed USD 150 billion in 2020 and is expected to double by the end of this decade.
Start-ups and universities play a significant role in this market since they are often the first to develop new diagnostic approaches, new drugs and therapies and work closely together to conduct research and clinical trials. The EPO has developed a new set of innovation case studies covering three cases to highlight the importance of smart IP strategy and management to facilitate the exploitation and commercialisation of novel technologies to fight cancer.
In this session, we will take a closer look at the case of Damae Medical, a spin-out from the French Institut d’Optique Graduate School, which has taken a patented imaging technology to create a new medical device for real-time diagnosis of skin cancer. Skin cancer has become a major health issue around the world. Damae’s optical biopsy solution provides a non-invasive way for the early detection of malignant tumours. A strong IP portfolio of patents, trademarks, know-how and design rights helps the company ensure technological exclusivity and secure a lasting advantage over competitors.
John McManus, IP expert and author of the case study, will share first-hand insights and key takeaways from Damae's journey and will be answering individual questions from participants in a "Q&A" session. He is an IP expert with a career profile in research and product development, company start-ups, technology transfer and the management of IP. As a mentor, trainer and EIC Business Coach, he develops and delivers training courses on the topics of IP auditing and evaluation, patent portfolio development, IP strategy and management with a particular focus on university spin-outs and SMEs; the commercialisation of research; technology transfer, licensing and acquisition. He is also the author of “INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: From Creation to Commercialisation” and the "Commercialising Intellectual Property Series” of e-books.
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