DCC Out & About – September 2016
Taking it to the streets with Small Business Festival Victoria
Small Business Festival Victoria (SBFV) provides over 450 events to help individuals start or grow their business, learn new skills and get involved in exciting new opportunities.
Throughout August, DCC held a series of innovative workshops, on how IP can provide a competitive and commercial advantage.
This year’s roadshow kicked off in Mildura, followed by Warrnambool, Bendigo, Geelong and Melbourne. Each workshop provided knowledge on how to use brands, ideas, and innovations to provide businesses with a competitive edge in the marketplace. The workshops discussed the benefits of being proactively rather than reactively developing an intellectual property (IP) strategy to be used as a vital business tool.
We had a fabulous festival month and received some great questions from our audiences. Thanks to all who came along.
DCC sponsor seventh International Nanomedicine Conference (2016)
For the past seven years, DCC has been involved with the annual International Nanomedicine Conference, and this year was no exception. Mark Roberts, Grace Chan and Althea Tsang represented DCC at the conference.
One year anniversary for DCC in Singapore!
On the 25th August, DCC celebrated the one year anniversary of the Singapore Office and welcomed the first trade mark principal in Singapore.
The event took place at the Ocean Financial Centre where guests enjoyed canapés and beverages, and catching up with DCC staff.
DCC heads to the Australian island state of Tasmania to educate on IP
DCC, with support from the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI), held a series of three events in Burnie, Launceston, and Hobart.
Speakers Michael Cooper, Ian Drew, and Sally Foreman discussed how businesses can use their brand, ideas, and innovations to maximise their commercial and competitive edge, specifically in Australia, New Zealand, China, and the ASEAN markets.
Through the use of real-life case studies, speakers discussed the risks associated with failing to proactively secure and leverage IP protection.
Health Informatics Conference (HIC) 2016 – the digital transformation of the healthcare industry
HIC 2016 is the premier conference for e-health and health informatics in Australia run by Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA). This year the conference was held in Melbourne from 25-27 July 2016 with the theme ‘Digital Health Innovation for Consumers, Clinicians, Connectivity and Community’.
The event brought together the latest research, trends, programs and case studies in what is relevant to Australia in the digital transformation of the healthcare industry. Sam Mickan, Senior Associate at DCC attended as an ‘IP mentor’, where he was able to chat with start-up groups, hear about their exciting product ideas, and offer advice where needed.
“Innovation is a state of mind” at the 2016 KCA Conference
Victor Argaet and Mark Roberts, Principals of DCC’s Brisbane and Melbourne offices (respectively) attended the 2016 KCA Annual Conference which was this year held on 1 and 2 September at Brisbane’s Victoria Park Golf Club.
The “Innovation is a state of mind” theme explored approaches to commercialisation, entrepreneurship and industry engagement from a university and research institution perspective.
Digital Poets Society sessions at August
Digital Poets Society (DPS) is run by the Australian digital services agency, August. Each DPS session takes participants through a hands-on workshop delving into various facets of the digital world, such as email marketing, design and understanding web analytics, to creating engaging videos and learning about your IP rights. In the past months DCC have presented at three separate sessions covering trade marks, patents, and most recently privacy & digital rights, in the digital technologies context.