Christopher Luton

Christopher LutonHead of Intellectual Property and Legal Service

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 9363331

E-mail Christopher Luton

Biography

  • 2007–Present: Head of Intellectual Property and Legal Services, British Geological Survey
  • 2003–2007: Head of Commercialisation and Legal — University of Nottingham
  • 2000–2003: Head of Enterprise, University of Kent
  • 1997–2000: Director — European Business Innovation Centre, Kent
  • 1989–1997: Managing Director — Holocrafts Limited — a high-growth technology company
  • 1985–1989: General Manager, Commercial Trademark Services — Far East
  • 1983–1985: Hong Kong Government — security expert
  • 1980–1983: LLB and Solicitor's Qualifying
  • 1976–1997: Hong Kong Government

Research interests

  • Environmental Legislation
  • Data Management
  • Tort & Liability

Skills

  • Business Development and Commercialisation
  • Intellectual Property Management
  • Company set-up

Current projects and collaboration

  • European ECCSEL and EPOS projects

Key Papers

Co-author – The Postgraduates Companion published by Sage

Global Innovation Connections – a report looking at Innovation in China

Over 50 European and UK reports on innovation, intellectual property and commercialisation