Regional Meeting

Thursday 27 June

Manchester Regional Meeting 2024

When and where

Date and time

Start: Thursday 27 June 2024, 12:30 PM

End: Thursday 27 June 2024, 07:30 PM


Clayton Hotel Manchester City, 55 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3HP

Event Overview

The Manchester Regional Meeting will be taking place on the 27 June 2024 at Manchester Clayton City Centre Hotel

Get ready to connect with fellow professionals at the Manchester Regional Meeting. Discover exciting developments in IP, network with like-minded individuals, and gain valuable insights from our speakers.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of  Manchester’s vibrant and dynamic community. Register now to secure your spot and be a part of the Manchester Regional Meeting!

Programme to be announced shortly.



Programme & Speakers

  • 12:30 - 13:30 - Registration and Networking Lunch
  • 13:30 - 13:40 - Introduction from the chair
  • 13:40 - 14:25 - Patent Box: UK Tax Incentives for commercialisation of patents
    Sarah Frood, Deloitte

    Sarah Frood, Deloitte

    Sarah Frood works in the Innovation Tax team at Deloitte, based in Manchester. Sarah has been specialised in the UK Patent Box regime since 2013, supporting a wide variety of claimants to access the regime both in the local region and nationally.

  • 14:25 - 15:10 - A whistlestop guide to supplementary protection certificates
    Andrew Carridge, Reddie and Grose LLP

    Andrew Carridge, Reddie and Grose LLP

    Andrew Carridge is a Partner at Reddie & Grose and a UK and European Patent Attorney based in the firm’s Cambridge office. Andrew has a Masters degree in Biochemistry from Oxford University, and prior to joining Reddie & Grose, gained commercial research and development experience at Unilever where he assisted in the development of innovative formulations for a number of well-known brands.  Andrew has over 15 years of experience in the profession, assisting clients with drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications in the UK, Europe and around the world; and at opposition and appeal proceedings at the European Patent Office. He also advises on freedom to operate, patentability, due diligence, inventorship and assignment matters. He assists clients in obtaining supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) and advises on strategies for maximising exclusivity for approved drugs, in Europe.


    Andrew acts for a wide range of clients including start-ups, multinational companies and academic institutions within the life sciences and chemical sectors. He has experience in a number of technical areas including antimicrobial formulations, tissue regeneration, pharmaceuticals and biologics (including antibodies), disease diagnosis and nucleic acid sequencing. Andrew also assists clients in other technical areas such as medical devices, industrial processing of biomass and materials. 

  • 15:10 - 15:40 - Refreshment Break
  • 15:40 - 16:25 - Something really useful for everyone
    Andrea Brewster OBE, IP Inclusive

    Andrea Brewster OBE, IP Inclusive

    Andrea is a Chartered Patent Attorney and a former CIPA President. In the past she has served on the Institute’s governing Council and several of its committees.

    Before her retirement she was a partner in a small regional IP practice, Greaves Brewster LLP, of which she had been a co-founder.

    Andrea established IP Inclusive in 2015 to promote equality, diversity, inclusion (EDI) and wellbeing throughout the UK’s IP professions. Alongside many enthusiastic volunteers, she has developed the initiative into a well-connected and influential player in the IP sector. She became its first Lead Executive Officer in 2019.


  • 16:25 - 17:10 - Patenting AI-related inventions in the US
    Yelena Morozova, Finnegan LLP

    Yelena Morozova, Finnegan LLP

    Yelena is an experienced patent attorney with technical expertise across different fields of engineering, most particularly in information technology and software, telecommunications, and AI. Being qualified in the US and in Europe, Yelena practices in both jurisdictions, focusing on patent procurement and portfolio development for a diverse range of global clients. Using her knowledge of the different legal approaches employed on both sides of the Atlantic, Yelena provides a pragmatic advice and develops creative solutions enabling businesses to meet their commercial objectives.

    Yelena currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and is the Board liaison to the AIPLA international committees. She also is an active member of the Women in IP Group of the IP Inclusive Task Force.

  • 17:10 - 17:20 - Closing Remarks from the Chair
  • 17:20 - 19:00 - Drinks Reception with Canapes

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