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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 Freedom-to-Operate Searching
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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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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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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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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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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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Jane List

Jane List founded Extract Information Limited, Cambridgeshire, UK, in 2013 following a career in the information industry where she held commercial, content, and product development roles at...

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 IP Due Diligence & Freedom to Operate in Practice
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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,...

Speaking on Drafting Effective Pharmaceutical Patents
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Simon Portman

Simon Portman, Managing Associate at Marks & Clerk, specialises as a commercial contract lawyer for technology companies. He works for clients in the electronics, bioscience, defence, software,...

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

Cecilia Sanabria, Partner at Finnegan's, focuses her practice on complex patent litigation and client counseling in the mechanical, industrial, and electrical fields. She represents...

Speaking on Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements
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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 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...

Speaking on US Patent Practice
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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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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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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 Advanced Drafting Techniques for Successful EPO Patent Applications
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