23 Jun 2020

webinar: lift off! the ip-space race in a time of change

General info

23 juni om 15u

De Clercq&partners


De Clercq & Partners is delighted to invite you to our next webinar. During this session we will be discussing how to implement an IP strategy enabling high growth innovation, even in an adverse situation.

We will have a look at how high growth innovative companies such as Elon Musk's SpaceX® successfully enforced a defensive IP strategy. They managed to achieve freedom to operate for key technology breakthroughs in reusable rocket concepts for the new space race and were able to fend off threats from fierce competitors like Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin®.

In this webinar, you will learn how to prepare, take timely actions and keep competitors at bay. We will also have a look at potential caveats when devising a patent strategy.

what to expect

  • Be prepared: a toolchain for a defensive IP strategy
  • Know your enemy: tools for competitive benchmarking
  • Speed matters: when too late really is too late

for whom

  • CTOs, CFOs and CEOs
  • R&D managers
  • IP managers
  • Inventors
  • Investors
  • Patent holders
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Start-ups
  • Patent attorneys and patent agents
  • Representatives from technology transfer offices


Robrecht Dumarey
European & Belgian Patent Attorney


ir. David Lesthaeghe, PhD
European & Belgian Patent Attorney