28Jul
Seminar

Thursday 28 July

Computer Technology Spring Seminar

When and where

Date and time

Start: Thursday 28 July 2022, 12:30 PM

End: Thursday 28 July 2022, 05:30 PM

Location

DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel London - West End, 92 Southampton Row, London, WC1B 4BH

Event Overview

The Computer Technology Committee seminar has a focus on commercial exploitation, looking at patent licensing in general, and also specifically at telecoms, SEPs and the recent IPO consultation – speakers include from the IPO and Nokia.  We also continue our broad interest in AI, looking at the commercial, practical and legal challenges.

The safety of our members here at CIPA is paramount therefore we have created a COVID-19 Policy for in person events. At all in person events the venues we have carefully chosen will have increased cleaning including sanitizing stations, along with increased ventilation. Lastly, we advise any delegates who are feeling unwell not to attend an in person event. Thank you for your cooperation and on going support.

Timings are subject to change

Audience

Fellows, Students, All

Programme & Speakers

Programme

  • 12:30 - 13:30 Networking & Buffet Lunch
  • 13:30 - 13:40- Welcome and Introduction From the Chair
    Speakers
    Simon Davies, Chair of Computer Technology Committee and Director Altair IP

    Simon Davies, Chair of Computer Technology Committee and Director Altair IP

    Simon is chair of the CIPA computer technology committee and a director of Altair IP.  He has many years of experience working across the full spectrum of computing and has also performed research in electrical engineering and high energy astrophysics.  He started his career as a patent attorney with IBM and was a partner for many years at D Young & Co LLP.

  • 13:40 -14:25 – AI - how it works, and what makes it special
    Speakers
    M Jorge Cardoso, Kings College London

    M Jorge Cardoso, Kings College London

    M Jorge Cardoso is Reader in Artificial Medical Intelligence at King’s College London, where he leads a research portfolio on big data analytics, quantitative radiology and value-based healthcare. Jorge is also the CTO of the new London Medical Imaging and AI Centre for Value-based Healthcare. He has more than 12 years expertise in advanced image analysis, big data, and artificial intelligence, and co-leads the development of project MONAI, a deep-learning platform for artificial intelligence in medical imaging. He is also a founder of BrainMiner and Elaitra, two med-tech startups aiming improve neurological care and breast cancer diagnosis, respectively.

  • 14:25 - 14:55 - The government response to the consultation on AI and IP
    Speakers
    Dr Nicki Curtis, IPO

    Dr Nicki Curtis, IPO

    Nicki has worked at the UK IPO for over 30 years as a patent examiner and, in more recent years, as a policy advisor in the area of patents.  She looks at policy issues raised by specific technologies for the UK domestic patent framework. Recently Nicki has been involved in the UK IPO’s program of work on Artificial Intelligence & IP.

  • 14:55 - 15:40 -Patent Licensing in Computer Technology
    Speakers
    Kevin J Fournier, Intellectual Property Legal Services Limited

    Kevin J Fournier, Intellectual Property Legal Services Limited

    Kevin Fournier is a European patent attorney and a US patent attorney, as well as a US qualified lawyer.  He was formally a USPTO Examiner, an outside IP counsel in the US, and an IBM IP lawyer/patent attorney for many years, where he developed considerable expertise in IP business transactions such as patent licensing, collaboration agreements and technology services/consulting agreements.  He is currently practising IP law in his own solo law firm, helping technology clients with a wide range of IP legal matters.

  • 15:40 - 16:00 - Refreshment Break
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Standard Essential Patents - Recent Developments
    Speakers
    Adrian Howes, Nokia

    Adrian Howes, Nokia

    Adrian Howes is Head of IP and Standards in Nokia’s IP Policy team. Prior to joining Nokia, Adrian worked as a senior litigation counsel at Mylan (now called Viatris), a consultant for Sony Computer Entertainment and an associate in the intellectual property department of the law firm Bird & Bird. He is an English qualified lawyer, and studied chemistry and law at the Universities of Durham and Cambridge, respectively.

    Adrian’s work at Nokia presently encompasses IP policy issues around standards, patents and software/open source. This includes active involvement in cross-industry discussions on IPR and its place in the next generation of industry standards at SDOs such as DVB, ETSI and the ITU. Prior to being on Nokia’s IP Policy team, Adrian was part of Nokia’s litigation and legal teams.

  • 16:30 -17:00 Panel Discussion on SEPs and IP
    Speakers
    Geoff Hussey, AA Thornton

    Geoff Hussey, AA Thornton

    Geoff Hussey heads AA Thornton’s legal & litigation department. His experience includes acting for a broad range of clients in many sectors including life sciences, electronics, telecoms, chemicals, aviation, food & drink and financial services and his IP litigation practice relates to all forms of intellectual property and a wide range of industries.

     

    Geoff has extensive experience in patent litigation before the UK Patents Courts and in patent oppositions particularly in relation to electronics, telecoms, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. His contentious practice also covers trade mark and passing off litigation, design right and copyright litigation and disputes concerning contractual arrangements involving IP. He also advises on non-contentious intellectual property matters including setting up and implementing IP licensing and ownership structures, IP due diligence, IP audits and brand management.

    Rachel Free, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

    Rachel Free, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

    Dr Rachel Free is a partner and UK / European patent attorney in the London Office Intellectual Property department. Rachel uses her technical background in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, software and telecommunications to assist clients protect their technology through patents in this complex and changing area of patent law. She uses her in-house experience to help clients with patent harvesting and identifying inventions as well as with drafting patent applications suitable for prosecution in many jurisdictions including the US and Europe. She represents clients in oral proceedings at the European and UK patent offices.

    Rachel has patent experience in a range of technical fields including neural networks, data centre storage, multi-core systems, cryptography, programming languages, information retrieval, machine learning, quantum computing, internet of things, time of flight cameras, natural user interface technology, image processing, infra-red sensors, wireless communications, voice over internet protocol, video codecs, cloud computing technology, mobile phone antennas, software and telecommunications.

    Rachel is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and a member of its Computer Technology Committee. She has lectured for CIPA and acted as an Examiner for CIPA.

    Adrian Howes, Nokia

    Adrian Howes, Nokia

    Adrian Howes is Head of IP and Standards in Nokia’s IP Policy team. Prior to joining Nokia, Adrian worked as a senior litigation counsel at Mylan (now called Viatris), a consultant for Sony Computer Entertainment and an associate in the intellectual property department of the law firm Bird & Bird. He is an English qualified lawyer, and studied chemistry and law at the Universities of Durham and Cambridge, respectively.

    Adrian’s work at Nokia presently encompasses IP policy issues around standards, patents and software/open source. This includes active involvement in cross-industry discussions on IPR and its place in the next generation of industry standards at SDOs such as DVB, ETSI and the ITU. Prior to being on Nokia’s IP Policy team, Adrian was part of Nokia’s litigation and legal teams.

  • 17:00 - 18:30 - Closing Remarks from Chair and Drinks Reception

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