Thursday 6 July

FD4 – Don’t panic

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Start: Thursday 6 July 2023, 12:30 PM

End: Thursday 6 July 2023, 01:30 PM

Event Overview

This webinar will attempt to set out the way in which the examiners would like you to deal with the aspects of this paper which are less familiar in candidates’ day-to-day work, in particular construction and obviousness using the Pozzoli approach. The 2006 P6 paper will be used to illustrate these aspects, so attendees should read through the paper to familiarise themselves with it before the webinar (there is no need to have attempted the paper).




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.

Chris Clarke, Vectura

Chris Clarke, Vectura

Chris Clarke is a senior patent attorney at Vectura, working on medical devices and pharmaceutical formulations. He handles the full range of patent work including drafting, prosecution, oppositions and appeals, freedom to operate opinions and advising on the IP aspects of agreements. He has been a FD4 tutor and mentor for resitters for about 10 years.

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