Comply or Die: The IP and Compliance Fundamentals Hardware Startups Must Know

27 April 2015 19:00 - 27 April 2015 20:30

Hardware Start-up Lab is back with another great event!

We have invited some of the most talented professionals in town to explain in depth how you need to deal with compliance regulations and intellectual property issues when bringing your hardware product to market.

Why Attend

Grow your network of entrepreneurs and influencers connecting with the biggest hardware community in Europe.
Learn how to deal with compliance regulations and IP infringement from top industry experts.
Discover the rising London hardware movement.

Who should attend?

Everybody is welcome. HS LAB is a multidisciplinary community with a shared interest in hardware products and companies. Whether you are simply curious to learn more about this world or you are an experienced hardware startup founder yourself we welcome you to join us and have a great time.


7:00 pm
Welcome and networking

7:20 pm
James O’Reilly and Syed Muntasir – UL ( – @ULdialogue)

James and Syed will talk about the startups guide to compliance.
A high level overview of compliance considerations before you go for certification in order to bring your product to market.

“UL certifies, validates, tests, inspects, audits, advises and educates. We provide the knowledge and expertise to help navigate growing complexities across the supply chain from compliance and regulatory issues to trade challenges and market access.”

8:00 pm
Dan Barry – Managing Associate @ Orrick ( – @Orrick)

Dan is a managing associate in Orrick’s London office focusing on intellectual property law and technology transactions. He advises on the IP issues related to sales, acquisitions, fundraisings and investments.
He will give an overview of intellectual property law for startups, highlighting the main benefits of obtaining IP protection for your product, with an emphasis on the issues hardware startups face.

8:20 pm
Community announcements

8.30 pm
Drinks and networking


HS LAB hosts monthly events in London where a thriving community of hardware enthusiasts meet to network and listen to inspiring talks. We invite industry experts and successful hardware startup founders to share their precious insights. We cover a variety of topics: from funding strategies to manufacturing, from prototyping and incubation to distribution and all things hardware startup.

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