Wednesday 17 July

UK Patent Case Law Updates 2024

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Start: Wednesday 17 July 2024, 12:30 PM

End: Wednesday 17 July 2024, 01:30 PM

Event Overview

Join speakers Benjamin Micklewright from the UK IPO and Jonathan Markham from Beck Greener for a CPD webinar. This session will focus on recent and noteworthy patent decisions from the UK Courts.




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.

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.

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