Industry giants Kromek and Appointedd reveal why overseas intellectual property protection led to their success

Industry giants Kromek and Appointedd reveal why overseas intellectual property protection led to their success

Innovative UK companies will be sharing the pit falls and plateaus they have experienced when expanding overseas, and how they protected their intellectual property (IP) assets along the way, at the next IP100 Club event held on November 10th at Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh.

The high profile speakers include Professor Max Robinson, the founder of  Kromek Group PLC, the IP100 entrant which topped the most recent IP League Table, and Leah Hutcheon, CEO of Appointedd, the IP100 entrant that has recently secured a major US deal estimated to be worth millions.

The IP100 Club and the IP League Table launched a year ago by Metis Partners, in association with Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks and BE Group, profiles and ranks companies’ IP assets across five IP asset classes – brand and reputation, patents, critical databases, software, and trade secrets.

Stephen Robertson, Director of Metis Partners, said: “So many of the UK’s innovative businesses are operating in markets across the globe, making it increasingly important to ensure that IP assets are properly protected and defended overseas. This event is aimed at showing how to do just that.”

With IP-rich businesses generating 40% of EU economic activity, obtaining 29% higher revenues per employee, and employing 35% of the EU workforce*, it makes sense for small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to focus on their IP assets, especially when expanding overseas.

Notable companies which joined the IP100 Club include Swiftkey, the smart mobile keyboard developer which was bought out by Microsoft for $250m; COREX, a specialist in the analysis of geological samples for the oil and gas industry; and Astrosat, an award winning Edinburgh-based space services and management company.

The event will be hosted by IP100 sponsor, Jumpstart, which is the UK’s leading research and development (R&D) tax credit specialist, and IP100 founder, Metis Partners, an award winning IP specialist in valuing and monetising IP assets.

To book a place at the event, please email Dovile Kemezyte at

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