Wednesday, December 10, 2008


This is just a very brief round up of the events at this years AGM as you were all there!

The PATLIB UK AGM 2008 was held on November 26th and 27th in Portsmouth. Our hosts for the two days were Jane Vince and Portsmouth Central Library. Our guests for the two days were Helen Hodgson, of the Intellectual Property Office, and Nia Roberts from the Welsh Assembly Government.

The first day was the round up of the past years news from across the PATLIB UK network and a discussion on the 'secret shopper' exercise that was run during the year. We also agreed the wording for an addendum to the PATLIB UK constitution. The day finished with the members going out for a meal at Strada a nice Italian restaurant in Portsmouth.

The second day was our training day where both Helen and Nia gave talks.

  • Helen spoke about the new IP Health Check - a web based diagnostic tool for SME's and also about licensing in general.

  • The title of Nia's talk was 'The Welsh Connection' and we learnt of the efforts being made by Nia and her colleagues to set up two new PATLIBs in North and South Wales.

We finished the day with a forum discussing the training requirements of the PATLIBs.

Thank you to everyone for attending the AGM and for your enthusiastic input.



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