PONS IP, a global consulting firm specializing in Intellectual Property, has contributed to the international celebration of WIPO’s World Intellectual Property Day with a meeting at the company’s Madrid headquarters bringing together two young professionals from PONS IP, a company where one in three members is under 35 years of age, and two other young members from Trovant Technology, a Valladolid-based startup specializing in the development, scaling and industrial application of environmental biotechnology.
The theme proposed by the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) for this year’s World Intellectual Property Day focuses on intellectual property and young people, who are building a better future through innovation, driving the necessary positive change every day to meet the complex challenges we face as a society in the 21st century.
Representing PONS IP at the meeting was Rocío Quirante, a lawyer specialized in Intellectual Property with a Master’s degree in Intellectual Property, Unfair Competition, New Technologies and Copyright from the University of Alicante, who together with Pilar Gil Salgado, Industrial Technology Engineer specializing in Electronics and Robotics from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and current technical consultant for Patents at PONS IP, acted as meeting hostesses. Trovant Technology was represented by one of its co-founders, José Manuel Estrada, who in addition to his executive responsibilities has a background as a Chemical Engineer and a PhD in Process and Systems Engineering. He was accompanied by his Project Manager and Business Development, Alicia Ruiz, who also completed her studies as a Chemical Engineer at the Complutense University of Madrid.
The four young people have a very enriching perspective and experience regarding innovation. While the representatives from the startup take on the role of innovation generators, those from PONS IP are in charge of supporting these innovators to help them develop the best strategy to protect and transfer these assets throughout the life of the project. Within a little more than 10 minutes of conversation between them, we could learn about the concerns, worries and demands that young people have in their specific relationship with innovation, their knowledge about intellectual property, as well as the difficulties and doubts in which they find themselves along their entrepreneurial path ‘to build a better future’.
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