18May
Regional Meeting

Thursday 18 May

Scotland Regional Meeting 2023

When and where

Date and time

Start: Thursday 18 May 2023, 12:30 PM

End: Thursday 18 May 2023, 07:00 PM

Location

Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor, 1-9 Grosvenor Terrace, Glasgow, G12 0TA

Event Overview

The Scotland Meeting will be taking place on the 18th of May at Glasgow Grosvenor

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to listen to key talks by our speakers and network with members!

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.

Programme is subject to change.

Audience

Programme & Speakers

Thursday 18th May

  • 12.30 - 13.30 - Registration & Networking Lunch
  • 13.30 - 13.40 - Introduction from the Chair
    Speakers
    Magnus Johnston, Haseltine Lake Kempner

    Magnus Johnston, Haseltine Lake Kempner

    Magnus is a leading IP practitioner in the field of petrochemicals and materials chemistry, managing large patent portfolios and frequently representing clients at EPO Opposition and Appeal proceedings. As author/co-author of many peer-reviewed papers, he has a deep understanding of the technology, while maintaining a commercial perspective aided by his time seconded to the in-house team of a multinational US corporation. Magnus has considerable experience handling complex EPO Oppositions and Appeals, and uses practice points from these complex cases to further add value to his clients through his drafting and prosecution practice.

    Magnus is a long-standing member of the team at HLK, having joined the firm as a graduate trainee in 2003, and currently leads HLK’s Scottish Operations from their Glasgow office.

  • 13.40 - 14.25- Recent EBA decisions
    Speakers
    Ingo Beckedorf, Dr. jur., M.L.E

    Ingo Beckedorf, Dr. jur., M.L.E

    Currently Chairman of Technical Board of Appeal 3.2.07 (Mechanics) and deputy Chairman of the Enlarged Board of Appeal; from 1 May 2023: Chairman of the Legal Board of Appeal. German state diplomas in law, master of European laws, and doctorate in European law.

    Former German judge at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court (Court of Appeal), legal counsel to the Court’s President and to the Constitutional Court Hamburg. Former press officer and deputy head of the European Parliament Office in Germany.

    Author of numerous books and articles on EU law, competition law and patent law; co-editor of Benkard, Europäisches Patentübereinkommen (European Patent Convention), 4th edition, 2023, C.H. Beck München; lecturer and conference speaker on German and EU law, and in particular on patent law.

  • 14.25 - 15.10 - Future changes at the IPO
    Speakers
    Simeon Bowen, IPO

    Simeon Bowen, IPO

    Simeon is Communications Lead for the One IPO Transformation Programme. He has worked in public sector communications for over 10 years, having previously worked in a variety of comms roles at the Office for National Statistics and UK Statistics Authority. Simeon joined IPO two years ago and acts as a key link between IPO developers and customers. In his spare time, Simeon is an avid gamer and a Tae Kwon-do instructor.

  • 15.10 - 15.40 - Refreshment Break
  • 15.40 - 16.25- The role of technology and AI in disrupting the Legal Tech sector
    Speakers
    Dr. Claudia M. Duffy, EPA BSc, MSc, PhD (Cantab) Founder of Innovare IP and Alta IP

    Dr. Claudia M. Duffy, EPA BSc, MSc, PhD (Cantab) Founder of Innovare IP and Alta IP

    A former Scientist turned European Patent Attorney and IP Entrepreneur, Claudia has 10 years’ experience as a Research Scientist (in Munich and Cambridge), over 16 years’ experience as a Patent Attorney in both in-house (for two Cambridge University spin-outs) and private practice roles (in London, Cambridge and Edinburgh) and over 5 years’ experience as an IP Entrepreneur. She is the Founder of Innovare IP, a full-service practice of patent and trademark attorneys working with entrepreneurial communities, investors and universities and Alta IP, a LegalTech company developing a Suite of Apps based on digitised IP services.

    Claudia is an Ambassador for Women Enterprise Scotland, a Professional Member of the Economy and Enterprise Committee of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. She is also a Member of CIPA’s and EPI’s IP Commercialisation Committee.

  • 16.25 - 17.10- CIPA’s influence on CPTPP accession
    Speakers
    Neil Lampert, Deputy Chief Executive, CIPA

    Neil Lampert, Deputy Chief Executive, CIPA

    As Deputy Chief Executive, Neil is responsible for CIPA’s stakeholder management at home and overseas, as well as public affairs, public relations and all external and internal communications. In 2018 Neil won the Memcom award for Outstanding Achiever in a Membership or Marketing Team in recognition of his use of stakeholder engagement to build advocacy and spread CIPA’s key post-Brexit messages globally.

    He joined CIPA from the Probation Association, the national membership body for the Probation Trusts of England and Wales. As the Association’s PR and Communications Manager he held the most senior communications position in the probation service outside of Government, briefing politicians and managing national media appearances by senior probation chiefs.

    Lee Davies, Chief Executive, CIPA

    Lee Davies, Chief Executive, CIPA

    Lee Davies has been the Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) since February 2012. Prior to this, Lee was the Deputy Chief Executive of the Institute for Learning (IfL), the professional body for further education teachers. Lee’s professional background is in engineering (mechanical services) and further education teaching. Lee has experience of the governance of professional bodies, having served as the President of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) in 2011-12.
    Lee says that such a varied career, from apprentice plumber to CEO of CIPA, via organisations such as the Highbury College in Portsmouth, the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) and IfL, has left him a little confused about his professional identity. Lee now identifies as an ‘association leader’, although the concept of association leadership is, in Lee’s words, “woefully undervalued and little recognised in the UK”. Lee is a passionate advocate for the association sector and is President and Chair of the Institute of Association Leadership (IAL), where he leads the Chief Executives’ Forum.

  • 17.10 - 17.20 - Closing Remarks from the Chair
    Speakers
    Magnus Johnston, Haseltine Lake Kempner

    Magnus Johnston, Haseltine Lake Kempner

    Magnus is a leading IP practitioner in the field of petrochemicals and materials chemistry, managing large patent portfolios and frequently representing clients at EPO Opposition and Appeal proceedings. As author/co-author of many peer-reviewed papers, he has a deep understanding of the technology, while maintaining a commercial perspective aided by his time seconded to the in-house team of a multinational US corporation. Magnus has considerable experience handling complex EPO Oppositions and Appeals, and uses practice points from these complex cases to further add value to his clients through his drafting and prosecution practice.

    Magnus is a long-standing member of the team at HLK, having joined the firm as a graduate trainee in 2003, and currently leads HLK’s Scottish Operations from their Glasgow office.

  • 17.20 - 19:00 - Drinks Reception with canapes

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