CIPA Virtual Congress 2021

Speakers & Programme

Day 1 (14th September): IP in a Sustainable World

  • 10:00-10:10 Welcome and Introductions

    Speakers

    Lee Davies, 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.

  • 10:10-11:10 Green Initiatives

    Synopsis

    What initiative are there in world of patent and how to fund them? Is a question that is important in a new world

    Speakers

    Laurence Toime, Ernst & Young

    Laurence Toime is a UK and European patent attorney leading the Patent Box services at Ernst & Young’s Innovation Incentives group, which helps companies take full advantage of the incentives on offer. He trained at Mewburn Ellis before moving to Deloitte in 2013 when the Patent Box was first introduced, and subsequently joined EY. His technical background is in biochemistry, but he works with clients across all sectors from SMEs through to some of the UK’s largest companies.

Day 2 (15th September) – Law Updates

  • 10:00-10:10 Welcome and Introductions

    Speakers

    Lee Davies, 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.

  • 10:10-11:10 Keynote Speaker

    Speakers

    Dr. Nataša Doslik, EPO

    Dr. Nataša Doslik holds a PhD in chemistry and is Senior Expert at the EPO, working in the sector Healthcare, Biotechnology and Chemistry. She is part of the expert group of the pilot project for oral proceedings by videoconference before opposition divisions.

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