ChemCareers 2021: Patents for Chemists - protecting your invention

23 June 2021 12:30-13:30, United Kingdom

Following on from their 2020 “Introduction to Patents” webinar, Abel + Imray will be hosting a “Patents for Chemists” webinar with details of some further key considerations to keep in mind when you want to protect your ideas.
Obtaining adequate protection for your ideas from an early stage is crucial in order for you to get maximum benefit from your invention. However, there are many aspects to consider. For example, who actually owns the invention? What is the best strategy for protecting your idea? And, how can patent rights be exploited to benefit a business?
This webinar will include a brief recap on what a patent is, why patents are relevant to you, as a chemist, and how you go about patenting an invention, and this time have a particular emphasis on who should be identified as an ‘inventor’, who ‘owns’ a patent application, and practical considerations for exploiting and licensing patented inventions.
To view a recording of the 2020 “Introduction to Patents” webinar held by Abel + Imray For more information about Abel + Imray, please visit their website:

Dr Tom Turner
Tom is a European and Chartered UK Patent Attorney and a Partner at Abel + Imray. Tom obtained a M. Chem. from the University of Durham, followed by a PhD from the University of Bristol. Tom’s PhD research was in collaboration with Lucite International, and involved the development of new phosphine ligands for use with homogeneous palladium catalysts in industrial chemistry.

Dr Katy Pellow
Katy joined Abel + Imray in 2018 as a trainee Patent Attorney. Katy obtained a MChem from Cardiff University before carrying out her PhD studies at the University of Bristol through the Chemical Synthesis Centre for Doctoral Training. During her PhD research, Katy developed transition metal catalysts for upgrading bioethanol to biobutanol, providing a sustainable route to advanced biofuel production.

Chaired by Laura Woodward BSc, Chartered MCIPD, Career and Professional Development Adviser, Royal Society of Chemistry.
Sponsorship & supporting organisations
This ChemCareers webinar series is sponsored by CK Group

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