Leading UK patent attorney speaks on technology transfer at international scientific conference in Budapest

A chartered patent attorney from one of the UK’s leading intellectual property firms has presented at a major international scientific conference in Budapest, Hungary.

Dr Adrian Bradley, a Partner at Cleveland Scott York – established this month on the merger of Cleveland IP and Scott & York IP Law – presented on Friday 7 April 2017 at the plenary session of the RECOOP 12th Bridges Annual Scientific Conference.

Dr Bradley presented on ‘Technology Transfer Transfer – so good, they named it twice’. He outlined to delegates his experiences in the technology transfer sector in the UK, and his efforts to transfer this experience to the Czech Republic, where he is a member of the Business Advisory Board to the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (IOCB).

During the talk, Dr Bradley shared his observations about similarities and differences in the two environments, key lessons learned from his work so far, and outlined the possibilities for the future.

RECOOP, the Regional Cooperation for Health, Science and Technology Association, comprises 17 universities and academic institutions from nine countries in Central and Eastern Europe, the UK and the USA. The organisation aims to improve the scientific outputs of its members, to improve responses to major public health problems.

Dr Bradley said: “I was delighted to be able to present on what is a crucial issue for the scientific community as well as for society in general.

“Technology transfer is vital to scientific and technological progress as well as to maximising the wider benefits of scientific research, which is closely related to patent considerations.

“Understanding how technology transfer processes in one country can transpose into another, governed by different rules and conventions, is critical to improving technology transfer processes globally.”