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IP & Patents Faculty

The following expert presenters are scheduled to present our courses:

Stephen Adams

Stephen is Director of Magister Ltd, a patents documentation consultancy and training service. He worked in technical information for over 20 years, latterly for nearly 9 years with Zeneca...

Speaking on Patentability and State-of-the-Art Searching
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David Barmes

David Barmes, a national of Australia, is Head of the PCT Legal Publication Section (PCT Legal Division) of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). David holds a Bachelor of Arts from...

Speaking on Advanced PCT Formalities
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Joeri Beetz

Joeri Beetz, Patent Attorney, Keltie LLP, specialises in patents in the fields of mechanical engineering, physics and control software. Amongst all the different technologies he has been...

Speaking on The Art of European Claim Drafting
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Ulrich Blumenroeder

Ulrich Blumenröder is a partner at Grünecker PartG mbB, an IP firm in Munich which focuses equally on both IP-litigation and IP-prosecution. Ulrich is active in all fields of intellectual...

Speaking on Litigation-Proofing and Proving your Patent Claims
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Alan Boyd

Alan Boyd is a partner at D Young & Co. Before he joined the patent law profession, he was a software engineer researcher and research assistant. Alan’s main areas of expertise include computer...

Speaking on Patent Protection for Software-Related Inventions in Europe and the USA
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William Cook

William Cook is Senior Counsel of Marks & Clerk Law LLP in London. He
specialises in patent litigation and has worked for 27 years on litigation, licensing, essentiality, exhaustion and...

Speaking on Litigation-Proofing and Proving your Patent Claims
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Tom Darvill

Tom Darvill is an Associate in the Intellectual Property Group at Bird & Bird. He has acted for clients in a number of international arbitrations, predominantly relating to high-stakes IP...

Speaking on Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements
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JoAnna Emery

JoAnna, Head of Pure Ideas and Group Formalities at Pure Ideas Ltd, is an experienced intellectual property specialist with over two decades of transatlantic expertise in various roles within the...

Speaking on The Patent Administrator
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Arnaud Gasnier

Arnaud Gasnier is founder and CEO of Patentopolis BV. With 20 years experience in IP, he has practiced globally in various IP (patents, trademarks) departments and in various leading roles (Patent...

Speaking on Strategic IP Planning
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Adrian Haines

Dr Adrian Haines is the Head of Science and Technology at EmaCo SA, Geneva, Switzerland. EmaCo is a wholly owned subsidiary of SOBI AB (Swedish Orphan Biovitrum) and was previously the CMC Section...

Speaking on Biotechnology for the Non-Biotechnologist
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Felicity Hide

Felicity, partner at Boult Wade Tennant, is a Registered Trade Mark Attorney, European Trade Mark Attorney and European Design Attorney in the Trade Mark and Domain Name Group. She advises on a...

Speaking on Annual Update for Senior Trade Mark & Design Administrators
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Bradley Hulbert

Bradley Hulbert is a founding partner in McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP, an 80-lawyer patent firm based in Chicago. Bradley has been lead counsel in a wide range of successful patent...

Speaking on Litigation-Proofing and Proving your Patent Claims
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Sean Jauss

Dr Sean Jauss is a partner and Head of the Legal Team at Mewburn Ellis LLP. He advises his clients on technology transfer and the exploitation of intellectual property. This includes advising on...

Speaking on IP Due Diligence & Freedom to Operate in Practice
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Theodora Karamanli

Theodora Karamanli is a legally qualified member of the Boards of Appeal and of the Disciplinary Board of Appeal. She started her career as a lawyer at the EPO in Munich in 1989. Before being...

Speaking on EPO Oppositions and Appeals - the Case Law and Workshop
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Jane List

Jane List has run her own business, Extract Information Limited, providing consultancy, search services, and training, all with a focus on commercial uses of patent information, since January...

Speaking on Patentability and State-of-the-Art Searching
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Tim May

Tim is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Finnegan LLP. He has over 20 years’ experience in the field of US patent law, with significant experience counselling clients on software patent...

Speaking on Patent Protection for Software-Related Inventions in Europe and the USA
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David Meldrum

David Meldrum has been in private practice since 1998 and joined D Young & Co in 2001 and became a partner in 2006. David practises in a variety of engineering disciplines including computer...

Speaking on How to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Combined EU/US Patent Applications
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Cees Mulder

Dr Cees Mulder is a European patent attorney. From 2001-09 he was a founding partner of DeltaPatents (NL). Since 2009, he has been lecturing European Patent Law at the Faculty of Law of the...

Speaking on Formal Requirements of the European Patent System
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Amanda Murphy

Dr. Amanda Murphy is a Partner in Finnegan’s Washington, DC Office and focuses her practice on strategic client counseling, portfolio management, and patent prosecution for a range of clients,...

Speaking on Drafting Effective Pharmaceutical Patents
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John Nevard

John Nevard was, until recently, Director, Intellectual Property, for Cambridge Display Technology Ltd (CDT). He now runs his own IP consultancy, holds a non-executive directorship of TLIP Ltd,...

Speaking on IP Due Diligence & Freedom to Operate in Practice
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Peter O'Callaghan

Peter O’Callaghan holds BSc and PhD degrees in Genetics from Newcastle University. Since graduation he has gained over 10 years’experience in biotechnology research and development in academia and...

Speaking on Biotechnology for the Non-Biotechnologist
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Adekunle Onadipe

Dr Adekunle Onadipe is an Associate Research Fellow in Bioprocess R&D, Cell Line Development at Pfizer Inc. USA. He leads a group of scientists responsible for the construction, development and...

Speaking on Biotechnology for the Non-Biotechnologist
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James Pearson

James Pearson, an Associate at Bird & Bird, is an experienced non-contentious and transactional IP lawyer, regularly advising clients in relation to the transfer of intellectual property rights,...

Speaking on Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements
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Nicole Reifman

Nicole Reifman is a partner with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP, Chicago where she has gained diverse experience in obtaining, evaluating and enforcing intellectual property. She has...

Speaking on US Patent Practice
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Christian Reinders

Christian Reinders is Chief IP Counsel at Draexlmaier Group. He is responsible for all IP matters such as patent prosecution work, advising the board of management and all business units about IP...

Speaking on IP Due Diligence & Freedom to Operate in Practice
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Matthias Reischle

Matthias is Deputy Director of the PCT Legal Division of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). Since joining the staff of the PCT Legal Division in 1998, he has participated in the...

Speaking on Advanced PCT Formalities
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Mark Richardson

Mark Richardson is a Pharmaceutical/Biotech Drug Development Regulatory Affairs Consultant and is also Director of Richardson Associates Regulatory Affairs Ltd. After postdoctoral research in...

Speaking on Biotechnology for the Non-Biotechnologist
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Matthew Ridley

Matthew Ridley is a European Design Attorney, UK Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney in the Engineering and Designs Group. He frequently prepares and prosecutes UK and EU design...

Speaking on Annual Update for Senior Trade Mark & Design Administrators
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Juan Rodriguez

Juan Rodriguez is a Senior Legal Officer for the Legal Division of the Madrid Registry at the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) in Geneva. He is an attorney with a law degree from the...

Speaking on Annual Update for Senior Trade Mark & Design Administrators
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Petra Schmitz

Petra Schmitz, European Patent Office, Munich. After studying law at university she worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Private Law and Patent Law at the Technical University...

Speaking on Formal Requirements of the European Patent System
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Sally Shorthose

Sally Shorthose is one of the leading intellectual property (IP) partners at Bird & Bird. She provides a full range of intellectual property commercial advice and support to her clients, including...

Speaking on Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements
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Kate Smith

Kate Smith is currently Principal Scientist, Development Services, at BioReliance, UK, part of the Merck Group. In this position she is reponsible for providing technical supprt to both colleagues...

Speaking on Biotechnology for the Non-Biotechnologist
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Andy Spurr

Andy Spurr is a patent attorney at Canon Europe, specialising in software related inventions with a particular focus on video encoding and standard essential patents. Before joining Canon, Andy...

Speaking on Patent Protection for Software-Related Inventions in Europe and the USA
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James Suggs

James is a partner in the intellectual property law firm McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP, located in Chicago, where he practices patent law. He prepares and prosecutes patent...

Speaking on US Patent Practice
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Alison Sykes

Alison Sykes is Director Physico-Chem Analytics, for Fresenius-Kabi, SwissBio Sim, a post she took up in 2017. She was formerly a Director within the Biosimilar Unit of Merch Serono and Biosimilar...

Speaking on Biotechnology for the Non-Biotechnologist
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Christina ten Hövel

Christina is a Formalities Expert in the Department of Practice and Procedures at the European Patent Office in The Hague. She joined the Office in 2003 and is involved in the implementation of...

Speaking on Annual Conference for Senior Patent Administrators
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Daniel X Thomas

Daniel X. Thomas is an electronics engineer by training. He started his career in the patent field as search examiner at the former Institut International des Brevets in The Hague in 1971. After...

Speaking on Advanced Drafting Techniques for Successful EPO Patent Applications
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Anthony Tridico

Anthony Tridico is the managing partner of Finnegan’s European office in London, United Kingdom. Dr Tridico has more than 15 years of experience in the field of intellectual property law and his...

Speaking on Drafting Effective Pharmaceutical Patents
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Catherine Van Houten

Catherine has over 30 years’ experience in United States patent prosecution support and administration. She currently holds the position of IP Administrator with Venable LLP, working in the...

Speaking on Annual Conference for Senior Patent Administrators
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Leythem Wall

Leythem Wall is a partner in The Hague office of European IP specialist firm HGF. He is a European and UK patent attorney with extensive experience in patent drafting, prosecution and oppositions...

Speaking on EPO Oppositions and Appeals - the Case Law and Workshop
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Philip Webber

Dr. Philip Webber obtained his first degree from Cambridge University, UK (Natural Sciences, Genetics) and then carried out research on the regulation of brain-specific genes at Warwick...

Speaking on Biotechnology for the Non-Biotechnologist
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Tim Whitfield

Tim Whitfield is a partner with Powell Gilbert LLP. He advises clients in contentious IP matters across all IP rights with a strong focus on patent litigation and strategy, across a wide range of...

Speaking on IP Due Diligence & Freedom to Operate in Practice
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