IP & Patents Faculty

The following expert presenters are scheduled to present our courses:

Speaking on Drafting Effective Pharmaceutical Patents
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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 Successfully Conducting Oral Proceedings at the EPO
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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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Richard Brady

Richard Brady is a lawyer who has spent many years working in Europe and the Middle East in the legal, financial and insurance arenas. He has a degree from Cambridge College of Teachers (2005) on...

Speaking on Avoiding Pitfalls in Patent/Know-How Licences and R&D Collaborations
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Christopher Casley

Christopher Casley, Patent Attorney at Mewburn Ellis, handles the full range of patent work in the life sciences sector, from pre-drafting advice to drafting and prosecution of worldwide...

Speaking on Annual Conference for Senior Patent Administrators
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Olivier Corticchiato

Olivier Corticchiato is an independent intellectual property consultant. He combines strong international experiences in leading IP teams for major global companies. He was until recently European...

Speaking on Building and Managing a Patent Portfolio to Best Support your Business
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Anthony D Del Monaco

Anthony Del Monaco, Partner at Finnegan's, practice involves all facets of intellectual property law in a wide spectrum of technologies. He focuses on patent litigation, primarily...

Speaking on Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements
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Xiaodan Dai

Ms. DAI joined Madrid Operations Division of WIPO in 2018. In her role as an examiner, she has focused on the examination of international applications, renewals, modifications, corrections, and...

Speaking on Key Updates for Senior Trade Mark & Design Administrators
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Catherine Dupenloup

Catherine Dupenloup joined WIPO in 1996 and presently works as a Senior Applications Support Assistant in the Madrid Information and Promotion Division, Madrid Registry, Brands and Designs Sector....

Speaking on Key Updates for Senior Trade Mark & Design Administrators
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JoAnna Emery

JoAnna Emery, CLAS, F.Inst.Pa, is Project Manager, Intellectual Property at atai Life Sciences.
Previously, JoAnna was Senior Intellectual Property Paralegal for Cambridge Mechatronics Limited
where...

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Nora Fowler

Nora Fowler, trade mark attorney and counsel with Kilburn & Strode, has over a decade of experience in advising clients and assisting them with the protection of their trade marks and designs....

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Simone Frattasi

Simone Frattasi is a European Patent Attorney and a Telecom Engineer with a Diploma in IP Business Administration from CEIPI/University of Strasbourg and a PhD in Wireless, Mobile Communications....

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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 IP Department Roadmap
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Richard Gillespie

Richard Gillespie, European and Irish Patent Attorney and owner of Inventorship, an intellectual property advice and services company, has over fifteen years’ experience in diverse technical...

Speaking on Formal Requirements of the European Patent System
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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 How to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Combined EU/US Patent Applications
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Matthew Jones

Matthew Jones, Partner, RPC, has extensive experience of acting in large scale UK patent litigation and in multi-jurisdictional patent litigation. Matthew has acted in litigation relating to a...

Speaking on Litigation-Proofing and Proving your Patent Claims
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Brian Kacedon

Brian Kacedon, Partner at Finnegan and based in New York, is a recognized authority in IP transactions. He has drafted and negotiated hundreds of agreements across all technologies and...

Speaking on Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements
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Sara Leiman

Sara Leiman, PhD, is an associate in Finnegan LLP’s Boston office. Sara works with domestic and international clients across the life sciences on global patent prosecution, strategic counselling,...

Speaking on Drafting Effective Pharmaceutical Patents
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Alissa Lipton

Alissa Lipton’s practice involves representing biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies in patent proceedings in district courts, before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and...

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Jane List

Jane List founded Extract Information Limited, Cambridgeshire, UK, in 2013. Extract Information provides legal and industry focussed patent searching and reporting, IP management support for small...

Speaking on 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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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,...

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Victoria Randall

Victoria Randall is a chartered UK patent attorney and a European patent attorney. With a background in biomedical sciences, she works with a diverse portfolio of clients, including global...

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Cara Regan

Cara Regan is an Associate at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP. She works on patent and trade secret litigation at every stage, from the strategic decision to file a proceeding...

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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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 Annual Conference for Senior Patent 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 Key Updates for Senior Trade Mark & Design Administrators
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Victoria Silk

Victoria Silk is Senior Counsel, Trade Marks – New Category Products for BAT. She is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney and in-house Counsel. She qualified in London in 2005 and spent 6 years...

Speaking on The Trade Mark Administrator
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Andy Spurr

Andy is Head Patent Counsel at Ceres Power, a clean energy technology company developing hydrogen fuel cells and electrolysers. Ceres partners with industry all over the globe to bring its...

Speaking on IP Due Diligence & Freedom to Operate in Practice
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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...

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Rowena Tolley

Rowena Tolley, a trade mark partner with Kilburn & Strode. She has almost 20 years of experience helping businesses protect and build value in their brands.  She specialises in helping UK-based...

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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 European and UK patent attorney and litigator specialising in the chemical, consumer products, energy, material, mechanical, medical and pharmaceutical sectors. Prior to founding...

Speaking on The Art of European Claim Drafting
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Silke Weiss

Silke Weiss is a fully qualified lawyer with a Master's degree in Intellectual Property from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. She has worked at WIPO since 2008, initially in WIPO's...

Speaking on Key Updates for Senior Trade Mark & Design Administrators
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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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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 Effective Defence of EPO Patent Applications
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