Tuesday 5 July

Practical Tips for FD1 Success

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Start: Tuesday 5 July 2022, 12:30 PM

End: Tuesday 5 July 2022, 01:30 PM

Event Overview

The webinar is aimed not just at trainees who will be sitting the examination but also at Fellows who support trainees in their preparation for this challenging examination.

The webinar will showcase the various sources of information on the PEB website and how they can be used to prepare for FD1.  Practical tips and advice will be provided by an experienced examiner to help maximise marks and avoid common pitfalls.  Example questions from part A and part B will be used to illustrate the advice and how to use the PEB sources.




Janet Chisem, Unilever PLC

Janet Chisem, Unilever PLC

Dr Janet Chisem is a senior Patent Attorney at Unilever plc, based at their R&D centre in Port Sunlight, Wirral. She provides IP and related legal support to several areas of the global Unilever business, specialising in beauty and personal care inventions. Janet has over a decade of experience as an Examiner for the Patent Examination Board on the FD1 paper, involving paper setting, script marking and process review. In 2021 she took on the role of Principle Examiner and now heads up the examining team and delivery of the FD1 paper.

Julia Gwilt, Appleyard Lees

Julia Gwilt, Appleyard Lees

Julia Gwilt is a partner at Appleyard Lees and specialises in software inventions.

She has had a passion for training for over 15 years.  As one of the patent attorney members who established the Patent Examination Board (PEB), she oversaw the UK professional examinations for over six years until her term ended in 2020.  She is now chair of the epi Profession Education Committee which oversees training and other aspects of the EQE for trainee European patent attorneys.  Several members of the PEC have been heavily involved in the proposal for a new digital EQE.

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