Leading experts Simon Portman from Marks & Clerk and Matthew Clark from LaPlaya Insurance join Immerse UK’s Asha Easton to explore IP, insurance & cybersecurity issues in light of our Covid-19 ‘new normal’ working practices.


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About this webinar

The current COVID-19 crisis presents both challenges and opportunities to the immersive tech community. Remote working, collaboration and communication are physically safer but what about the cyber security risks?

VR and AR  are coming into their own in terms of ventilator design, vaccine development, training and telemedicine but what are the dangers of moving into these new areas? Are existing intellectual property (IP) and insurance regimes fit for purpose in “the new normal”?

Immerse UK’s Asha Easton will be exploring these issues and beyond with during this webinar with leading experts from Marks & Clerk; IP lawyer, Simon Portman and tech company insurance broker Matthew Clark from LaPlaya Insurance.

Speaker biographies

Simon Portman

Simon Portman is a commercial contract and non-contentious IP lawyer and heads up Marks & Clerk’s Extended Reality team. He advises on the development and exploitation of VR and AR technology across all sectors including life sciences, TV and film production and events management. He has also advised on the sale of UK computer game companies to big multinationals.

Matthew Clark ACII

With global commercial experience, Matthew Clark has become one of the most experienced insurance brokers in the UK’s science and technology sectors.

He has developed an in-depth understanding of the risks associated with emerging and disruptive technologies. Matthew is a Chartered Insurance Broker, a Chartered Insurance Risk Manager, and a keen biker.