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Evolving Programme:


8.00 - 8.45
Coffee and Registration

8.45 - 9.00: Welcome and Introduction
Tony Rollins, CIPA President

9.00 - 9.30: Keynote Speaker
Heli Pihlajamaa, Director Patent Law, EPO       

9.30 - 10.30: Pushing the boundaries
Chair: Catriona Hammer    
Heli Pihlajamaa, Director Patent Law, EPO
Chris Mercer, CIPA Honorary Secretary
Ravi Srinivasan, J A Kemp

10.30 - 11.00: Tea/Coffee Break

11.00 - 11.30: Keynote Speaker 
Tim Moss, CBE, Chief Executive Officer and Comptroller General of the IPO
11.30 - 12.30: Advocacy - Tips and Techniques    
Chair - Chris Mercer, CIPA Council    
Kristina Cornish, Kilburn & Strode    
Richard Davis, Hogarth Chambers    
Andrew Sheard, Andrew Sheard IP 

    12.30 - 13.30: Review of the Lambert Toolkit   
Panel -     
Sue Ratcliffe, Swansea University    
 Mike Barlow of Fairoaks IP     
Christine Reid of Northwood Reid    
Seshadri Vasan, University of York and PHE    

13.30 - 14.30: Lunch

    14.30 - 15.30: Racing on rough seas: Competition Law and Patents
Katherine Stephens, Bird & Bird
Gary Moss, EIP
Marcus Dalton, GlaxoSmithKline

15.30 - 16.00: Tea/Coffee Break

16.00 - 17.15: The UPC and Litigation
Chair: David Barron
Sir Colin Birss, Judge of the High Court of Justice, England & Wales
Laura Starrs, IPO
Belinda Gascoyne, UK IBM

17.15 - 17.30: Closing remarks
Stephen Jones, CIPA Vice President

17.30 - Onwards - IP Inclusive -  Drinks and Canapes 
Please join CIPA and IP Inclusive for drinks, following the main CIPA Congress, 
to celebrate IP Inclusive's achievements so far and in particular the launch of the BAME-focused support group "IP & ME".  
All IP professionals are welcome, whether or not you attended Congress or the parallel Administrators' Conference.

Programme subject to change