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V&A Dundee Set to Host ‘First of its Kind’ Digital Innovation Event

Ross Kelly


V&A Dundee

Following the interactive presentations and discussions, attendees will be given the chance to see the Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt exhibition.

A ‘first of its kind’ interactive speaker event focusing on digital innovation is set to take place at V&A Dundee this week.

The event, titled Protecting Digital Innovation: Patenting Algorithms, AI and (even) Games’  will see intellectual property experts, Marks & Clerk discuss the practicalities of patenting algorithms, AI and software.

Patent attorneys, Pamela Bryer, Dr Tim Hargreaves and Dr Graham McGlashan will provide industry insights while underlining the importance of protecting intellectual property.

Additional speakers at the event, which coincides with the V&A’s immersive video games exhibition, include a host of leading academics and analytics specialists who will provide a “wide spectrum” of perspectives on a range of subjects.

Dr Matthew Barr of the University of Glasgow and Jon Watts from deltaDNA will be on-hand to offer real-life industry insights. Barr, who leads the University’s Graduate Apprenticeship in Software Engineering programme, will examine how video games can be used to develop a range of skills encompassing communication, critical thinking and adaptability.

Following the interactive presentations and discussions, attendees will be given the chance to see the Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt exhibition which explores the groundbreaking design and culture of contemporary video games.

Hargreaves commented: “We’re looking forward to welcoming a range of attendees to the iconic V&A Dundee to what we expect will be an interesting, interactive evening. We believe that our speakers will provide some fascinating viewpoints, including discussion on the relative merits of the IP and work-for-hire business models in the games industry, as well as an in-depth look at patent-protected innovations, and recommendations on the best approaches to securing IP.

“My colleagues Pamela Bryer and Dr Graham McGlashan have gained unique insights and expertise from providing IP assistance to some of the best known global names in this field and are keen to share their experience with local Scottish companies and universities.

“While IP means different things to different companies, one thing remains the same – it has a crucial part to play in facilitating growth. IP needs are ever-changing and considerations will constantly evolve over a business cycle.

“So whether you’re only just starting to consider how best to protect your ideas, or you’re experienced and want to make sure you’ve got your finger on the pulse, this event is suitable for anyone with an interest in digital innovation.”

Ross Kelly

Staff Writer

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