25Jun
Webinar

Tuesday 25 June

European Patent Administration Certification Webinar

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Date and time

Start: Tuesday 25 June 2024, 12:30 PM

End: Tuesday 25 June 2024, 01:30 PM

Event Overview

Join three of our CIPA Paralegal Committee members for an informal discussion about the European Patent Administration Certification (EPAC).  They’ll talk about what the EPAC is, tips for preparation and success as well as what to expect on the day.  There will also be ample opportunity for your questions to be answered.  We look forward to seeing you there.

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Speakers

Annemarie Parsons, Murgitroyd

Annemarie Parsons, Murgitroyd

Annemarie is a highly skilled paralegal with over 25 years of experience, her responsibilities including the preparation and delivery of training and training materials for paralegals, the standardisation of work and the career development and continuing professional development for paralegals.  Annemarie also manages a large portfolio of patents and designs, liaising closely with attorneys, outside counsel and clients.

Annemarie is currently the Chair of CIPA’s IP Paralegal Committee, as well as a Lead Course Tutor and Examiner for the official paralegal qualification of the UK registered patent profession.  Annemarie gained the European Patent Administration Certification in 2022 and is also currently involved in the preparation of course materials for the CIPA advanced paralegal qualification.

Vicky Maynard, D Young & Co LLP

Vicky Maynard, D Young & Co LLP

Vicky is a proven IP specialist with a wealth of experience, working within various aspects of Intellectual Property. She has been working for D Young & Co since January 2024 as IP Practices Manager.

Her responsibilities include driving best practice across the firm on all IP matters. She also designs, implements and delivers training and development portfolios for the company, as well as co-ordinating with internal and outside clients and counsel and with national patent offices to ensure that changes required to business practices are highlighted and implemented so that business needs are met.

Vicky works very closely with the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys as a member of the Education Committee, and is the Vice Chair of the Administrators’ Committee. She is the Chair of the sub-committee responsible for the development of the Advanced Patent Administrators’ Course. Vicky is also the only IP specialist in the UK working with the European Patent Office in order to deliver a structured and comprehensive certification for patent paralegals who work with, or for the European Patent Office – the European Patent Administrator’s Certificate. Vicky passed the CIPA Certificate in Patent Administration qualification in 2007. She became a Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals in 2011 and a qualified teacher in 2015. She passed the Post Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property at Bournemouth University in 2018.

Lucie Jones, Mewburn

Lucie Jones, Mewburn

Lucie Jones is a paralegal at Mewburn Ellis and member of the CIPA Paralegal Committee. With 20 years of experience in IP, working in France, Japan and New Zealand, before moving to the UK in 2012, she is now handling patent portfolios of all sizes with patents from all around the world. Lucie passed the EPAC in 2022 and mentored her colleagues on the subsequent editions of the exam.

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