Tuesday 23 February

ViCo at the EPO – the basics and beyond!

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Start: Tuesday 23 February 2021, 12:30 PM

End: Tuesday 23 February 2021, 01:30 PM

Event Overview

ViCo now dominates the oral proceeding landscape at the EPO.  As part of CIPA’s monthly webinar series on videoconferencing at the EPO, February’s webinar on the 23rd covers ‘the basics and beyond’ with everything you need to know from tech and Zoom set up, and the legal necessities, to tactical advice from the speakers’ experience. Whether you are yet to take part in your first ViCon, need reassurance and more practical information, or just have questions about ViCon in practice, join this webinar to be best prepared for your next hearing.  Moderated by Gwilym Roberts (Kilburn & Strode), listen and take part as Joeri Beetz (Kelti) and Ilya Kazi (IK-IP) put together their wealth of oral proceeding and ViCo expertise to be our speakers for this webinar which promises to be both enjoyable and informative!




Gwilym Roberts, Honorary Secretary, CIPA

Gwilym Roberts, Honorary Secretary, CIPA

Gwilym Roberts advises clients on all aspects of the patent process including IP audit and capture, IP filing strategies and patent portfolio management techniques. He acts for a range of clients including individuals, SMEs, Universities, and spin outs through to multi-nationals and handles a broad and diverse range of cases before the UK Patent Office, EPO and WIPO.

Joeri Beetz, Keltie

Joeri Beetz, Keltie

Joeri is a UK, Dutch and European patent attorney with more than 15 years of experience in supporting his clients’ IP needs. His technical background lies in the field of experimental sub-atomic physics and his daily practice covers a broad range of physics, mechanical engineering and control software. In the European patent community, he may be best known for his love of EPO oppositions and appeals and his activities as a tutor for EQE paper C.

Ilya Kazi, IK-IP

Ilya Kazi, IK-IP

Ilya Kazi is the founder of IK-IP.  He has been involved in over 4000 applications and about a hundred oppositions and appeals.  Ilya has extensive oral proceedings expertise both in person and by vicon.  He is also a qualified litigator who has litigated in the High Court and represented in IPEC and is recognised as an IP Star and IP Strategist.

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