MDC Connects 2024 4 of 5 Protecting Intellectual Property

Each year, Medicines Discovery Catapult (MDC) aims to connect the community by running a short series of weekly webinars: “MDC Connects”. We invite experts from the community and within MDC to deliver the sessions. Our goal is to educate, inform, and advise the community on the discovery of medicines.

2024 was an informative series outlining the journey from innovation to commercialisation.

4 Protecting Intellectual Property | Tuesday 5 March

Protecting intellectual property is the title of week four. Identify the novelty, defining IP strategy in a TTO and securing IP.


  • Catrina Carroll, Intellectual Property & Research Funding Lead, Medicines Discovery Catapult
  • Geraint Lewis, Head of Enterprise Services, Newcastle University
  • Anis Naidu, UK and European Patent Attorney for Marks & Clerk LLP