Intellectual Property for Tech Start-Ups

The digital economy is awash with fast-paced innovation, and for tech start-ups there is constant pressure to keep up. With so many other competing business priorities, thinking about intellectual property (IP) for ICT products and services can sometimes seem like a waste of precious time and money. But finding ways to handle your IP right might be one of the best investments you can make in the long term, and there are many things to consider for tech start-ups as part of their IP management strategy.

How IP can help your business

Find out how IP in computing technologies can be protected, as well as other IP management considerations relevant to every tech start-up.

What you will learn at this workshop:

  • The basics of IP
  • How software patents are assessed
  • Copyright and code
  • IP ownership
  • What to do if your IP is infringed online
  • What to consider when going international



Matt Lee is an intellectual property (IP) subject matter expert who works in the Start-up and Small Business Engagement team at IP Australia, the Australian Government agency that administers IP. With a background in computer Science and over 7 years of experience working as a patent examiner for computing technologies, Matt has a passion for helping businesses understand intellectual property, so they can make informed decisions on whether to protect their innovations with IP.

Date & time

11am–12pm 26 Jul 2018


Room:Conference Room 1.33/1.37 Building 145 (new CS/MSI Building)


Matthew Lee


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