Wednesday 8 November

Patent Case Law Tour – Scotland 2023

When and where

Date and time

Start: Wednesday 8 November 2023, 12:30 PM

End: Wednesday 8 November 2023, 07:00 PM


Hilton Edinburgh Carlton, 19 North Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1SD

Event Overview

Scotland Patent Case Law is back and will be taking place on the 8 November 2023 at the Hilton Edinburgh Carlton.

A great opportunity for those who have identified that keeping up to date with the most recent cases across the UK, US, and EPO, is continued competence. Each event will start with a networking lunch, followed by a series of talks and end with a networking drinks reception.

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.


All, Members, Non Members

Programme & Speakers

  • 12:30 - 13:30 - Registration & Networking Lunch
  • 13:30 - 13:40 - Introduction by Chair
  • 13:40 - 14:25 - IPO Patent Case Law Updates
    Ben Micklewright, IPO

    Ben Micklewright, IPO

    Ben Micklewright is a Deputy Director in the Intellectual Property Office’s Policy and Legal Division. He has particular responsibility for domestic legislation and practice for patents, trade marks and registered designs. He also leads on legal work in the IPO’s Transformation programme which is aimed at transforming the IPO’s services. Ben’s career at the IPO has spanned over 20 years, joining initially as a patent examiner working in computing technologies following a PhD in physics. He has had a varied career, working in the IPO’s policy and legal teams and leading a number of patent examination teams, including the team responsible for examining patent applications in the computing field. For some years he was in charge of the recruitment of new patent examiners. Ben is also a patents hearing officer, hearing cases on a variety of legal and substantive matters.

  • 14:25 - 15:10 - UK Patent Case Law Updates
    Jon Markham, Beck Greener

    Jon Markham, Beck Greener

    Jonathan is a partner at Beck Greener in London. He joined Beck Greener in 2009, having previously worked in-house for Dyson. His background is in physics, with a PhD in organic LED displays. Jonathan is a contributing author to the CIPA Black Book, the standard reference text for patent attorneys. He is a regular speaker and presenter.

  • 15:10 - 15:30 - Refreshment Break
  • 15:30 - 16:15 - EPO Patent Case Law Updates
    Matthew Raynor, Bristows

    Matthew Raynor, Bristows

    Matthew joined Bristows as an associate in 2012. He specialises in intellectual property litigation with a particular interest in patent litigation in the technology sector.

    Matthew has a breadth of experience in handling cases in complex technical areas such as telecommunications, computer hardware and software, virtual reality, inertial navigation, acoustics and electronic lighting. Other significant areas of Matthew’s practice include SEP litigation and FRAND issues, licensing strategy, freedom to operate advice and patent validity analysis. As many of the cases which he works on have an international element to them, Matthew is frequently involved in coordinating litigation before the UK courts with parallel proceedings in Europe, the USA and international patent offices.

    Lucie Fortune, Bristows LLP

    Lucie Fortune, Bristows LLP

    Lucie is an experienced IP litigator, specialising in patents litigation. Lucie regularly handles complex disputes, litigating in the Courts of England and Wales and advising on the strategic coordination of complex proceedings across the UK, Europe and worldwide. She has particular expertise in the cross-border coordination of patents proceedings before the courts and international patent offices. She also provides clients with advice on how best to protect and enforce their IP and regularly provides freedom to operate and validity opinions. Lucie advises clients across a broad range of industry sectors, from pharmaceuticals and life sciences to cutting-edge technology, digital media, luxury brands, retail and consumer products.

  • 16:15 - 17:00 - US Patent Case Law Updates
    Amanda K. Murphy, Finnegan

    Amanda K. Murphy, Finnegan

    Amanda Murphy, Ph.D., brings over 17 years of experience to her life sciences intellectual property practice. As a U.S. patent attorney practicing in London, Amanda is ideally situated to counsel clients on their global patent strategies. Her practice includes patent application preparation and prosecution, pre-litigation portfolio and due diligence analyses, and contentious PTAB proceedings.

    Amanda focuses on developing patent filing and prosecution strategies tailored to clients’ worldwide business goals. She works with a wide range of clients, including small biotech startup companies, research foundations, and large publicly traded biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.

    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.

  • 17:00 - 17:10 - Closing Remarks
  • 17:10 - 19:00 - Drinks Reception

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