Wednesday 31 January

4 ways to protect against US PAE’s in the UK & Europe

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Start: Wednesday 31 January 2024, 12:30 PM

End: Wednesday 31 January 2024, 01:30 PM

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US PAE’s, are coming to ligate in the UPC. 4 ways to protect against US PAE’s (aka “patent trolls”) in the UK & Europe



Matt Dixon, CIPA President

Matt Dixon, CIPA President

Matt has been a member of CIPA Council for over 15 years. During this time, he has focused particularly on business practice and regulatory issues, especially consulting vigorously with IPREG on the issues of client accounts and anti-money laundering regulation with the ultimate aim of achieving clarity and simplicity for members. He has been a regular speaker to CIPA new entrants on commercial matters. In his own business career, he has been a partner at Dehns in both Munich and London, a director and founder of the London office of IP21 and a partner, London office head and head of the engineering group at HGF. He now has a role of counsel at Cranach, a brand-new patent attorney firm based primarily in Aberdeen.  In 2023, Matt served as the Vice President of CIPA and assumed the role of President in 2024.

Sam Wiley, LOT Network

Sam Wiley, LOT Network

Sam Wiley joined LOT Network in 2023 to lead LOT’s thought leadership and partnerships initiatives. In his IP career, he has examined patents with the USPTO, testified in Federal court on the value of IP, and advised clients ranging from Fortune 100 multinational companies to boutique law firms on implementing technologies that streamline IP operations and provide critical decision support on innovation strategy. He has presented on IP and innovation topics across North America, Europe, and Asia.

Sam holds an undergraduate degree in computer science from New Mexico State University, as well as a Juris Doctor and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Arizona. He is a former Chair of the Licensing Executives Society Valuation and Pricing Committee. Currently, he serves as a Board Member for the Licensing Executives Society USA Canada Board of Directors. He has been selected for the IAM Strategy 300 and the IAM Global Leaders 300.

Anthony Gaffney, LOT Network

Anthony Gaffney, LOT Network

After 25+ years in the corporate world, I still don’t like talking about myself. I can happily share that I am extremely passionate about innovation, intellectual property and the entire legal system surrounding human creativity. Over my last 8 years, I have had the privilege to work alongside some of the greatest in-house and in-practice innovative law professionals across the UK, EMEA and the US. If we have not connected yet, please reach out to me on LinkedIn, I would love to hear from you.

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