15Sep
Congress

Thursday 15 September

CIPA Congress 2022

When and where

Date and time

Start: Thursday 15 September 2022, 08:30 AM

End: Thursday 15 September 2022, 06:00 PM

Location

Queen Elizabeth II Centre, The Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London, SW1P 3EE

Event Overview

Event Cancelled

It is with deep regret that we inform you of the decision by the QEII Centre that, following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, it will be closed for in-person and virtual events, including CIPA Congress 2022.

We look forward to welcoming to you to other CIPA events in the near future.

 

Audience

Members, Non Members

Programme & Speakers

Thursday 15th September 2022

  • 8:30 - 9:15 - Registration and Refreshments
  • 9:15 - 9:30 - Opening by CIPA President
    Speakers
    Alasdair Poore, President, CIPA

    Alasdair Poore, President, CIPA

    Alasdair has an unrivalled breadth of experience across the IP professions. A science and law graduate, he originally qualified as a barrister in the late 70s before going on to qualify as a patent attorney, a solicitor and a trade mark attorney.

    He is returning for a second term as CIPA President, having previously led the Institute in 2010-11.

    Alasdair worked to introduce and structure the then new professional regulator, IPReg, travelling the country as Vice-President, President and Immediate Past President to gain consensus across the profession over the implementation of the new regulatory regime.

    Since then he has kept an eye on regulation while promoting UK patent attorneys’ litigation skills (including working on CIPA’s first Litigation Skills Course and representing CIPA on the IP and Intellectual Property Enterprise Court User Committees), editing the CIPA Journal, assisting in organising Congress, chairing various CIPA committees, speaking at seminars and generally working to ensure CIPA and the UK patent attorney profession both remain world class.

  • 9:30 - 10:00 - Keynote Speech by Andy Bartlett, Deputy CEO and Director of Services UKIPO
    Speakers
    Andy Bartlett, Deputy CEO and Director of Services Intellectual Property Office

    Andy Bartlett, Deputy CEO and Director of Services Intellectual Property Office

    Andy was recently appointed Deputy CEO and Director of Services of the UK Intellectual Property Office, the Executive Agency of UK Government responsible for the intellectual property system in the UK.

    In this role, Andy is responsible for all the IPO’s registered rights functions; patents, trade marks and designs, including the associated tribunal and mediation services.  He also has responsibility for Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) services and for delivering the One IPO Transformation Programme.

    He has a wealth of leadership experience in various policy, ambassadorial and operational and programme delivery roles within IPO.  Most recently he has been leading the IPO’s Programme to transform the way it delivers services for its customers including the deployment of exponential technologies like AI.  He has had a longstanding role in initiatives to improve the international patent system including substantive patent law harmonisation and work-sharing frameworks such as the Patent Prosecution Highway.

    He is a passionate advocate of the need to modernise the IP system to ensure it is optimally effective for encouraging innovation and economic growth & for delivering excellent customer service.

    He joined the UK Intellectual Property Office as a patent examiner in 1990 after graduating in Physics from the University of Birmingham.

  • 10:00 - 11:00 - UPC – Find your strategy – in, out, what’s it all about?
    Speakers
    Vicki Salmon, Impact IP

    Vicki Salmon, Impact IP

    Vicki Salmon is a solicitor and UK and European patent attorney and patent attorney litigator.  She began her career with Mewburn Ellis, before moving through city law firms and back to patent attorney practices.  She is now a co-founder of Impact Intellectual Property LLP, which started in September 2021.

    Her work includes advising clients on all forms of IP protection, from strategy and filing, through clearance, disputes and exploitation.

    Vicki is chair of the Education Committee, member of Council and vice chair of the Internal Governance Committee.  She is also a member of the Litigation Committee, having chaired it for a while, and a member of the Patents Committee.  She is a contributor to the CIPA Guide to the Patents Act.  As chair of litigation committee, Vicki worked on the development of the UPC with the other UK and EU professions, which involved many meetings with the IPO and appearances in front of a select committee.

    James Horgan, Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC

    James Horgan, Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC

    James Horgan is Assistant Managing Counsel at Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA. He heads the European Patent Department based in London. He has a degree in chemistry and has practiced extensively in the pharmaceutical, vaccine and biotechnological fields for 25 years supporting research sites in England and Italy. He has wide experience of prosecuting applications before the EPO where he appears in ex parte and inter partes Oral Proceedings. He has filed and prosecuted a large number of SPCs. He has been involved in major multi-jurisdictional litigation in cases relating to Vioxx, Fosamax, Cosopt, Propecia, Rebetol, Isentress, Inegy and Janumet with major successes before the Dutch, Irish and Malaysian Supreme Courts in cases relating to second medical use claims, the standards for preliminary injunctions and the judicial assessment of subclaims, as well as before the CJEU and EFTA courts in cases relating to parallel imports and negative term SPCs. He has two ongoing CJEU cases which relate to the interplay of Artr 3(a) and (c) of the SPC Regulation.

    He is involved in IP policy issues via the IP Federation, where he was President in 2017-18, EFPIA, IFPMA and Business Europe. He has been included in the IAM list of the World’s 300 Leading IP Strategists employed in industry since its inception in 2015, and is also one of Managing Intellectual Property’s Corporate IP Stars.

    Belinda Gascoyne, IBM EMEA & AP

    Belinda Gascoyne, IBM EMEA & AP

    Belinda is Senior IP Law Counsel at IBM where she heads up the IP Law teams in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (AP), which together provide all aspects of IP Law support for IBM in all geographies outside the Americas. Belinda is a Chartered and European Patent Attorney with a background in Physics and has wide practical experience in drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications as well as in IP strategy, patent management and copyright issues. Before joining IBM in 2004, Belinda worked in private practice in London.

    Belinda is also actively involved in UK and European IP policy matters and is a former President, and a Council member of, the IP Federation, and has been named for several years running by Managing IP as one of its “Corporate IP Stars”.

    Dr Bobby Mukherjee, CIPA Vice President, BAE Systems plc

    Dr Bobby Mukherjee, CIPA Vice President, BAE Systems plc

    Dr Bobby Mukherjee is a qualified UK and European patent attorney with over 26 years’ experience of IP gained in private practice and at BAE Systems plc. He is currently the Head of IP (2009 -) at BAE Systems (a FTSE 30 company), which has one of the largest in-house IP teams in the UK. Bobby was elected President of the IP Federation in July 2012 (two year term).  During his Presidential term, Bobby played a prominent role, on behalf of Industry, in actively engaging with the Parliamentary stages of the UK IP Bill 2013-2014. This resulted in the UK IP Act 2014, with a positive outcome for Industry.   Until recently, he was an elected member on the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) Council.  He currently sits on the IP Federation Council, and Confederation of British Industry Trade Group.

    Bobby’s career has mostly been spent in the physics field, obtaining and defending patent protection for new products, processes and services globally. He gained a first degree in Natural Sciences (specialising in Physics) from Cambridge University in 1990, and then a Doctorate Degree (D.Phil.) on High Temperature Superconductors from Oxford University in 1995. He has published various research papers in leading Scientific Journals during that time, and during his work experience at the National Physical Laboratory.

    Bobby has been named a Corporate IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property every year since 2015.

    He received the Legal 500 UK individual of the Year 2019 award for IP.

     

    Rachel Bateman, D Young & Co

    Rachel Bateman, D Young & Co

    Rachel joined D Young & Co in 2012 with a general chemical background from a first class Chemistry degree at the University of Oxford. Her portfolio covers a wide range of chemical subject-matter including fuel additives, petroleum and natural gas exploration, antibiotics, pharmaceuticals, polymers, pigments, dyes, food technology, semiconductors, medical devices and nanotechnology. Rachel’s day-to-day work includes drafting patent applications, coordinating multi-territory prosecution, handling EPO opposition and appeal cases, as well as preparing freedom-to-operate opinions for pharma generics or innovators. She has experience arguing before the EPO Opposition Divisions and Appeal Boards and has been involved in several important cases in the areas of fuel additives, food technology and pharmaceuticals.

    Rachel has received numerous accolades throughout her career, including the Gibbs prize for final exam results from the University of Oxford, the GlaxoSmithKline prize for patents from Queen Mary University of London and CIPA’s Ballantyne prize for top marks in UK finals. Rachel is a key member of D Young & Co’s Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court team and has a keen interest in the developments of this new system. Rachel has been recommended for her services by Legal 500 and ranked as a “notable practitioner” by IPSTARS (Managing IP).

  • 11:00 - 11:30 - Refreshment Break
  • 11:30-12:15 - Developments in Designs
    Speakers
    David Musker, Maucher Jenkins

    David Musker, Maucher Jenkins

    Professor David Musker is a Chartered and European Patent Attorney holding a Higher Courts Litigation Certificate and an LLM in Intellectual Property Litigation.  He is the author of, amongst other things;

    • Introduction & Chapter 1 of European Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court, Hugh Dunlop, CIPA (4th Ed pending)
    • UPC Revocation – the end of opposition?, talk at QMUL/ERA UPC conference, London, 5th December 2014
    • IP attorney litigators: will they fly or die?, [2010] JIPLP 5(8), 602-607
    • Why Privilege Rules Need to Be Reformed (with others), Managing Intellectual Property 181, July/August 2008, 58-66
    • Privilege – pitfalls and obstacles for clients operating in multiple jurisdictions, talk at WIPO/AIPPI International Conference on Client Privilege in Intellectual Property Professional Advice, Geneva, May 2008
    • Litigation Rights for Patent Attorneys in the UK, talk at 2007 Danish Patent Agent’s Association Annual Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Enforcement Directive – The Judge’s Perspective, talk at 2007 UNION Round Table on Enforcement, Munich
    • Enforcing a Diluted Draft – Setting minimum standards across Europe (with Vanessa Marsland) Copyright World April 2004, 8-10
    • The Interpretation of Patent Claims in the United Kingdom (with James Cross), JPAA Patent Magazine 2005 Issue 58.07 42-48
    • Administration of Justice – Consultation on replacement of the Registered Designs Appeal Tribunal, [2005] CIPA J , 34(9), 571-574
    Dr Alicia Instone, Cleveland Scott York

    Dr Alicia Instone, Cleveland Scott York

    Alicia graduated from the University of Leeds with an honours degree in Colour and Polymer Chemistry and was awarded a PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry for her research in the area of photochromics. Currently, Alicia works particularly in the fields of chemistry, dyes and pigments photochromic materials, medical devices, laboratory consumables, traffic control, oil & gas and natural sciences in general.

    Alicia is a Chartered Patent Attorney, a European Patent Attorney and a Chartered UK Trade Mark Attorney, having won the Payne/Bennett Memorial Award for scoring the highest mark in the UK for one of her Final Trade Mark examination papers.

    Alongside sitting on the Council for the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys’ as Immediate President and being an active member of their Trade Marks and Design & Copyright Committees, Alicia also sits on the Council of FICPI-UK as treasurer.

    Fiona Warner, IPO

    Fiona Warner, IPO

    Fiona began her 20+ year career at IPO as a patent examiner, before moving into policy in 2012. Since then she has been responsible for policy relating to supplementary protection certificates and pharmaceuticals, and oversaw a 2014 change to the Patents Act to facilitate clinical trials in the UK. She also coordinated the UK’s relationship with the European Patent Office. Fiona has been head of designs policy at the UK Intellectual Property Office since early 2019 and is currently reviewing the UK’s design system.

  • 12:15-12:45 - Keynote Speech, Steve Rowan, EPO
    Speakers
    Steve Rowan, EPO Vice-President

    Steve Rowan, EPO Vice-President

    Stephen Rowan joined the EPO in January 2019 as Vice-President for DG1 – Patent Grant Process. He is responsible for the entire Patent Grant Process, from the receiving of applications up to and including opposition and the grant of the patent. This area also includes Quality and Business and User Services.

    Located in The Hague, Steve Rowan is Site Manager for the branch of the EPO, which is the largest international organisation in the Netherlands.
    Before joining the EPO, Stephen Rowan held a number of senior leadership roles in the Intellectual Property Office of the United Kingdom. These included the position of Director of Registered Rights, responsible for the end to end processing of patent, trade mark and design applications and the associated tribunal functions.

    Stephen Rowan joined the UK IPO in March 1991 and, in addition to his operational roles, sat as a Principal Hearing Officer and worked on a range of policy issues covering industrial property and copyright. He was Head of the UK Delegation to the Beijing and Marrakesh Diplomatic Conferences and was seconded to the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit (2004) and HM Treasury (2006) – working on the Gowers Review of IP.

    He has an LLB (Hons) from the University of the West of England.

  • 12:45-13:45 - Lunch
  • 13:45-14:45 - Patenting AI inventions – is the system fit for purpose?
    Speakers
    Anita Shaw, IBM

    Anita Shaw, IBM

    Anita Shaw, IP Law Counsel, is a dual qualified European and UK Patent Attorney at IBM, having first trained in general sciences and then Computer Science. She has wide-ranging experience in protecting and harvesting IP, monetising IP through deals, collaborations and licensing and supports IBM’s open technology efforts. She is also actively involved in policy work in the Data, AI and Copyright fields across the EU and UK.

    Anita is involved in a number of external organisations in Europe and the UK for policy, give-back and diversity issues: EPI: Examiner for European Qualifying Examinations, Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), IP Federation and IP Inclusive (founding member of IP&ME, a diversity network for BAME employees and their allies).

    Steve Rowan, EPO Vice-President

    Steve Rowan, EPO Vice-President

    Stephen Rowan joined the EPO in January 2019 as Vice-President for DG1 – Patent Grant Process. He is responsible for the entire Patent Grant Process, from the receiving of applications up to and including opposition and the grant of the patent. This area also includes Quality and Business and User Services.

    Located in The Hague, Steve Rowan is Site Manager for the branch of the EPO, which is the largest international organisation in the Netherlands.
    Before joining the EPO, Stephen Rowan held a number of senior leadership roles in the Intellectual Property Office of the United Kingdom. These included the position of Director of Registered Rights, responsible for the end to end processing of patent, trade mark and design applications and the associated tribunal functions.

    Stephen Rowan joined the UK IPO in March 1991 and, in addition to his operational roles, sat as a Principal Hearing Officer and worked on a range of policy issues covering industrial property and copyright. He was Head of the UK Delegation to the Beijing and Marrakesh Diplomatic Conferences and was seconded to the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit (2004) and HM Treasury (2006) – working on the Gowers Review of IP.

    He has an LLB (Hons) from the University of the West of England.

    Frances Wilding, Haseltine Lake Kempner

    Frances Wilding, Haseltine Lake Kempner

    Partner and AI Team Lead at Haseltine Lake Kempner

    Frances started her career as a Patent Examiner at the EPO in Munich, returning after 8 years to the UK, where she qualified as a UK and European patent attorney and has worked in private practice ever since, and as a partner at Haseltine Lake (now Haseltine Lake Kempner) since 2005.

    At Haseltine Lake Kempner, Frances has worked across a broad variety of fields,  and her practice has increasingly moved to simulation systems, algorithms, data centres and the cloud, design and application of neural networks, bioinformatics, and business and internet-based inventions. Frances is active In writing articles around patents and AI and regularly appears in seminars to explain and promote patenting AI.

    Noam Shemtov, Queen Mary University of London

    Noam Shemtov, Queen Mary University of London

    Professor Noam Shemtov joined the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) in Queen Mary – University of London in September 2009 as a lecturer in Intellectual Property and technology Law. He is currently a Professor of Intellectual Property and Technology Law at CCLS. He lectures in areas of intellectual property, Technology and creative industries and his research interests are also focused in these fields.

    Noam has led research projects and studies funded by UK Research Councils and by industry, national, supranational and commercial organizations, such as AHRC, CISAC, Microsoft, WIPO, European Patent Office, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the European Space Agency.

    Noam also holds visiting appointments by Spanish French and Dutch universities, where he lectures regularly in areas pertaining to intellectual property, technology and creative industries. He has been recently chosen by the European Patent Office to feature on their prestigious list of 50 celebrated international experts in the field of sustainable innovation throughout the years. Noam is a qualified solicitor both in the UK and in Israel.

  • 14:45-15:30 - Plausibly enabling for all? - A review of sufficiency across technical fields
    Speakers
    Ian Jones, Gill Jennings & Every

    Ian Jones, Gill Jennings & Every

    Drawing on over a decade of experience, Ian advises pharmaceutical and industrial chemistry companies, as well as those in the biotechnology and medical devices sectors, on how to protect their innovation and leverage the value of their intellectual property.

    Working with a wide range of clients, Ian guides start-ups through the fundamentals of IP, helping them understand how IP can support their business. He assists spinouts and SMEs to establish and develop their IP portfolios, and delivers clear and actionable recommendations to multinational corporations. Ian’s commercial advice is supported by a wealth of experience in patent drafting and global prosecution, including the UK, Europe, the US and East Asia, as well as contentious matters at the European Patent Office and extensive due diligence expertise.

    Ian works across the full patent lifecycle, specializing in new chemical entities (NCEs) for the pharmaceutical sector, particularly those derived using artificial intelligence, and drug repurposing and repositioning.  He also coordinates Supplementary Protection Certificates across Europe, and Patent Term Extension worldwide, for marketable pharmaceuticals.  As such, he often advises on the issue of plausibility, and collaborates with his clients to ensure that their patent applications are supported by suitable data.

    James St.Ville, 8 New Square

    James St.Ville, 8 New Square

    James St.Ville KC is very experienced across patents, trademarks, copyright, designs, confidential information and parallel imports as well as IT, internet, database and software disputes.

    Chambers UK has described him as “well regarded for his attention to detail and commerciality”, “extremely intelligent, thoughtful, thorough, careful, very good on his feet and a real pleasure to work with.” “His preparation on every case is superb and detailed, and he has first-class drafting”.

    Before taking silk he was consistently recommended as a Leading Junior in Intellectual Property by Chambers UK and Information Technology by the Legal 500 and is a chartered engineer with substantial commercial experience of electronics, optical communications and engineering.  His patent work includes electronics, mechanical and medical devices, agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and engineering disputes.  Before becoming a barrister he was leader of the Optical Communications Networks Team at GEC-Marconi Research.

    James is an author of Russell-Clarke and Howe on Industrial Designs (10th Edition, 2022) with Martin Howe KC and Ashton Chantrielle.  He has been instructed in the High Court, Patents Court, Technology and Construction Court, Court of Appeal, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC), UK IPO, EU IPO (formerly OHIM), EPO, EU General Court and the High Court in Northern Ireland.

    Sarah J. Rodriguez, Finnegan

    Sarah J. Rodriguez, Finnegan

    Sarah Rodriguez is qualified as a patent attorney in the United States, the United Kingdom, and in Europe. She works mainly on patent prosecution in electrical fields including circuit design, nanotechnology, semiconductor devices, medical devices, software applications, signal processing, mechanical structures, optical devices, and communications.

    Gregory Corcoran, ASML

    Gregory Corcoran, ASML

    Greg Corcoran is a patent attorney – European and UK, and an English solicitor. He has worked at ASML for over fifteen years contributing to ASML’s intellectual property activities that enable the business to have the freedom to operate as it seeks to achieve commercial objectives and goals. He has experience encompasses: asset creation, such as initiating, evaluating and repurposing patent portfolios; counselling business managers and designers to identify new inventions; and risk mitigation such as product clearance, third party risk assessments and international cross-jurisdictional dispute resolution. He is a member of CIPA’s Congress Committee.

  • 15:30 - 16:00 Refreshment Break
  • 16:00-17:00 - Hot Topics
    Speakers
    Lee Davies, Chief Executive, CIPA

    Lee Davies, Chief Executive, CIPA

    Lee Davies has been the Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) since February 2012. Prior to this, Lee was the Deputy Chief Executive of the Institute for Learning (IfL), the professional body for further education teachers. Lee’s professional background is in engineering (mechanical services) and further education teaching. Lee has experience of the governance of professional bodies, having served as the President of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) in 2011-12.
    Lee says that such a varied career, from apprentice plumber to CEO of CIPA, via organisations such as the Highbury College in Portsmouth, the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) and IfL, has left him a little confused about his professional identity. Lee now identifies as an ‘association leader’, although the concept of association leadership is, in Lee’s words, “woefully undervalued and little recognised in the UK”. Lee is a passionate advocate for the association sector and is President and Chair of the Institute of Association Leadership (IAL), where he leads the Chief Executives’ Forum.

    Chris Mercer, CIPA Council

    Chris Mercer, CIPA Council

    Chris Mercer joined the patent profession in 1975 and passed the UK Finals exams in 1979. For the majority of his career, Chris was either a partner or a consultant for Carpmaels & Ransford, with a large practice in oppositions and appeals at the EPO and litigation before the UK courts. Chris is a member of Council for CIPA and is also on a number of CIPA committees, including the Education, Patents and Litigation Committees. He is also on epi’s Council and on various epi Committees and was a founding member of EPLIT. Chris is a former president of both CIPA and epi. He appeared as an advocate in a Moot Court event in 1977.

  • 17:00-17:45- Mental wellbeing – reflections from across the profession
    Speakers
    Lord Justice Colin Birss, Judge of the Court of Appeal

    Lord Justice Colin Birss, Judge of the Court of Appeal

    Sir Colin Birss was called to the Bar in 1990 and practised in intellectual property law. He was Standing Counsel for the Comptroller 2003-2008. In 2008 he took silk and also became Deputy Chairman of the Copyright Tribunal. In 2010 he was appointed as a Specialist Circuit Judge sitting in the Patents County Court (now IPEC). In 2013 he was appointed to the High Court, Chancery Division. He served as Supervising Judge for the Business and Property Courts on the Midlands, Western and Wales Circuits from 2017-2019 and in 2019 became Judge in Charge of the Patents Court.

    He is an independent judicial member of the EPO Boards of Appeal Committee, serves on the Advisory Board of Judges for the WIPO Judicial Institute, is General Editor of Terrell on the Law of Patents, and is a Council member of the UK Foundation for Science and Technology.
    He was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal on 25 January 2021 and Deputy Head of Civil Justice.

    Simon Wright, Schlich Ltd

    Simon Wright, Schlich Ltd

    Simon has a Chemistry (with Biochemistry) degree from Bristol University and qualified as a UK patent attorney in 1990. He became a European Patent Attorney in 1992 while working with Kilburn & Strode and joined J A Kemp in 1994. He became a partner in J A Kemp’s biotechnology group in 2005 and moved to Schlich on the south coast in January 2022.

    Simon handles patent (and trade mark) work in a wide variety of life science and pharma fields, including stem cells, human genes and genomics, drug delivery systems, contrast agents, GM crops and CRISPR technology. He works for a broad variety of clients ranging from individual/private clients, UK universities and biotechnology start-ups, US genomics and academic institutions all the way up to European and US-based multinational corporations.

    Simon is the Chairman of CIPA’s Life Sciences Committee and is a member of CIPA’s Council, Patents Committee and International Liaison Committee. He is Secretary of the epi’s Biotechnological Inventions Committee and a member of epi Council and the By-Laws committee. He enjoys drinking wine, playing the sax, running and cycling.

    Laura Cassels, Script IP Ltd

    Laura Cassels, Script IP Ltd

    Laura is a trainee patent attorney at Script IP Ltd and is the Welfare Officer for the CIPA Informals. She is also a trained mental health first aider and has experience as a volunteer counsellor for various charities. In her role as Welfare Officer, Laura works with Jonathan’s voice to improve the wellbeing of trainee and newly qualified patent attorneys through events, sharing resources and helping to destigmatise mental health issues. Laura also coordinates the Informals wellbeing coffee club and provides a contact point for trainees to access a trained mental health first aider ([email protected]).

    Penelope Aspinall, Jonathan’s Voice

    Penelope Aspinall, Jonathan’s Voice

    Penny has nearly 30 years’ experience as a counsellor, psychotherapist and trainer, working in a range of settings, including Zeneca (Huddersfield), Arla Foods, the NHS and in private practice as a counselling and organisational mental health consultant. However, most of her career has been spent working in Higher Education, most recently at the University of Bradford as Head of Disability, Counselling and Mental Health. After leaving Bradford in 2018, she joined the Charlie Waller Trust where she continues to work as a developing and delivering training and creating written materials for both Charlie Waller and Jonathan’s Voice.  She joined Jonathan’s voice as Mental Health Consultant and trainer in March 2022

  • 17:45-18:00 - Closing Remarks
  • 18:00-19:00 - Drinks Reception hosted by IP Inclusive

Sponsors

  • Gold Sponsor - Thomson Reuters

    Thomson Reuters is one of the world’s most trusted providers of answers, helping professionals make confident decisions and run better businesses. Our customers operate in complex arenas that move society forward — law, tax, compliance, government, and media – and face increasing complexity as regulation and technology disrupts every industry.

    Thomson Reuters is delighted to be gold sponsor of CIPA Congress 2022. Visit us at our stand to explore our Intellectual Property Law portfolio, including European Patents Handbook and CIPA Guide to the Patents Acts, both by CIPA. We will also be demonstrating our eBook platform, ProView. ProView is a browser-based eBook platform giving you access to your most trusted legal titles whether you’re at the office, with clients, at home, or on the go.

    As a thank you, visitors to our Congress stand will receive a special discount as well as an extended trial to our subscription publications on ProView. 

     

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  • Exhibitor - John Venn & Sons

    John Venn & Sons is a firm of notaries and translators

    • multilingual notarial services at scale for legal advisors and multinationals with large in-house teams
    • in business for about 200 years
    • offices in London and Birmingham
    • common languages offered in-house or through experienced technical and legal translators
    • corporate member of the Institute of Translation & Interpreting
    • apostille or consular legalisation services arranged by staff couriers
  • Exhibitor - Aipi Solutions

    AiPi Litigation Finance supports corporate patent owners with commercially viable inventions by financing litigations through trial and helping them to enforce their valid patent rights. This strategy results in the highest quality representation and aligns all interests of patent holders, attorneys, and financial partners.

    AiPi Strategic Services provides turn-key IP Strategy and Commercialization Support services. We analyze all existing patent rights and the inventor’s business goals to determine features related to the invention that should be patented, creating a truly strategic patent portfolio.

    Services provided:

    • Litigation Finance
    • Patent Enforcement and Monetization
    • Strategic Patent Portfolio Creation and Optimization
    • Commercialization Support
    • US Market Entry Support
  • Exhibitor - Intellectual Property Office

    The Intellectual Property Office is the UK government body responsible for intellectual property rights.

    We are developing new digital services as part of our One IPO Transformation Programme. Benefits include:

    • Access, view and manage all of your UK IP in one place
    • Fully digital services that are quicker and easier to use
    • Improved guidance and collaboration features
    • Powerful search and analysis tools to help you research IP

    We will be showcasing early designs of our new services at our exhibition stand and seeking your feedback.

    You can shape our new services by taking part in user research – email [email protected].

  • Exhibitor - LawCare

    LawCare is the mental wellbeing charity for the legal profession. We offer free, confidential, emotional support, peer support, and resources to those working in the law in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. We promote mental health and wellbeing best practice in legal workplaces and drive culture change in education, training and practice.

    Our support service offers a safe place to talk without judgement to trained staff and volunteers who have first-hand experience of working in the law.

    If you need support contact us on 0800 279 6888, [email protected] or go to www.lawcare.org.uk for online chat and other resources.

  • Exhibitor - Jonathans Voice

    Jonathan’s Voice was founded in memory of Jonathan McCartney, a patent attorney, who took his own life in 2017 at the age of 35. Shortly after this, his family set up the Charity which has the following aims:

    • To further reduce the stigma that still surrounds mental health and empower individuals, especially in workplaces, to speak openly about it by producing information and training resources and organisation of workshops;
    • To support organisations, especially small and medium sized workplaces, in the creation of the policies and practices to support the mental health and well-being of all employees by providing consultancy, seminars and workshops;
    • To support and fund research into better identification of risk factors for suicide along with more effective preventative interventions.

    We are active in providing talks and workshops for companies and other organisations and everything we do is provided free of charge. We have also published two mental health guides for those working in the IP sector.


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