We attend conferences and events in order to meet with the organisations building the brands and technologies that will define tomorrow. We build strong and long-standing relationships with our clients and meeting face-to-face is an important part of this. View our calendar to see what conferences and events we are attending and hosting.
Emma Graham, partner in our engineering & electronics and computing & physics patent teams, will be moderating the leadership panel. Sofia Arenal, partner in our trade mark and dispute resolution teams, will be speaking on the panel.
We are hosting an evening of gin tasting, networking and discussion to celebrate women in intellectual property and innovation in the North West.
This is one of over 60 events taking place at locations around the world as part of an annual global networking community organised by the American Intellectual Property Law Association. Our Manchester event is organised in collaboration with IP Inclusive, which works to promote diversity and inclusion in IP. The event is open to all working in IP and Innovation, regardless of gender. To find out more and to register, click here.
Robert Watson will be attending the FICPI World Congress 2018 which is taking place in Toronto, Canada from 3-10 June 2018. Robert will be there in his role as Vice-President of FICPI’s Work & Study Commission (CET) and will be moderating a session on Trade Agreements and IP. Find out more about this event. If you will also be attending and would like to meet up with Robert, please do get in contact with him directly.
Partners Nick Sutcliffe, Sean Jauss and Simon Kremer will be attending the 2018 BIO International Convention which takes place in Boston, US from the 4-7 June. Find out more about this event. Please do get in contact with Nick, Sean and Simon directly if you will also be attending and would like to meet up.
We are proud sponsors of the 2nd Annual Precision Medicine Congress taking place on the 11 and 12 June 2018 in Munich, Germany. The event brings together over 250 senior level attendees from academia, research institutes and pharmaceutical companies to discuss the current challenges and future perspectives of precision medicine. Tanis Keirstead, partner in our life sciences team, will be discussing the challenges and opportunities for patent protection in precision medicine.
Christoph Moeller will be attending the 2nd Chartered Institute of Patent Attorney’s (CIPA) Munich CPD Seminar which takes place at the Technical University Of Munich on Tuesday 19 June 2018. Find out more about the event. If you will also be attending and would like to meet up with Christoph, please do get in contact with him directly.
Nick Sutcliffe will be attending the One Nucleus ON Helix conference that takes place from 10-11 July 2018 in Cambridge. This year’s conference has three parallel streams which cover Funding and Deals, Early Clinical Development and Science & Technology and run over both days of the conference.Find out more about this event. If you are also attending this event and would like to meet up with Nick, please do get in contact with him directly.
Robert Andrews will be at the AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle) 2018 conference which takes place in Cancun from 23-26 September. If you are planning to attend and would like to meet up with Rob please do not hesitate to contact him. Find out more about the event here.
We are proud to be co-hosting the London week of the JIPA (Japanese Intellectual Property Association) bi-annual seminar which is be taking place at the Grange Holborn Hotel, from 1 to Wednesday 3 October.
The week will include trips to the UKIPO (United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office), Supreme Court and The London Eye, as well as lectures from several of our partners and fee earners covering the legal and practical aspects of working with the EPC (European Patent Convention) and EPO (European Patent Office).
The Boards of Appeal of the EPO are revising their Rules of Procedure. These changes are intended to increase the efficiency and predictability of appeal proceedings. As part of their revision process, the Boards of Appeal are holding a user consultation conference at the EPO on 5 December 2018. Jonathan Wills will be attending in order to question the Boards on their proposed changes, particularly where these changes appear to restrict the scope of an appeal, or the appellant’s ability to amend their case. If you are attending the conference and would like to meet with Jonathan, please contact him directly.
Robert Watson will be representing FICPI at the DesignEuropa awards in Warsaw on 27 November 2018. The DesignEuropa awards celebrate excellence in design and design management among Registered Community Design (RCD) holders, whether they are individual right holders, small businesses or large enterprises, and Robert is looking forward to hearing more about the stories behind the short-listed designs.
Robert will also be attending an event to celebrate the centenary of the Polish Patent Office which was established on 28 December 1918. If you are attending the award ceremony or celebration and would like to meet with Robert please feel to contact him.
Richard Johnson will be attending the Technology Patent Network North America Spring 2019 conference in San Francisco. Richard will be running a roundtable discussion session on “Writing a Software Application”. Details of the full agenda can be found here. If you would like to meet with Richard then please contact him directly.
Robert Watson will be part of a FICPI delegation visiting the European Patent Office on 12 March 2019 to meet with the EPO President, Antonio Campinos, and his senior management team, as well as with the President and Members of the EPO Boards of Appeal. Robert will be attending in his role as Vice-President of FICPI’s work and study commission. Key topics for discussion with the EPO will include the EPO’s Strategic Plan, erroneously filed elements and parts in PCT, the use of artificial intelligence in EPO operations, proposals for deferred examination, and the recently revised opposition procedure.
This is one of over 50 events taking place at locations around the world as part of an annual global networking community organised by the American Intellectual Property Law Association. Our Manchester event is organised in collaboration with IP Inclusive, which works to promote diversity and inclusion in IP.
It's never too early, or too late, to start thinking about managing the life cycle of exclusivity and getting the most value from your discoveries. In this networking seminar, we will share real-life case studies and provide practical advice on maximizing the scope and duration of patent protection for your drug or clinical candidate in both the US and Europe.
Join us on April 23rd to hear IP attorneys from Wolf Greenfield (US) and Mewburn Ellis (Europe) compare and contrast the patent strategies available to build a robust patent portfolio.
As part of our upcoming Boston trip we will be attending The Life Sciences Patent Network (LSPN) Spring Conference which takes place at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston MA on Thursday 25 April.
This event offers the opportunity to network with global patent peers and share insights with companies in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical fields through a series of presentations and in-depth panel discussions along with audience Q&A.
Kate O'Rourke will be speaking at the The Contemporary FD 2019 which will focus on 'CFOs of the Global Frontier: Scale without Borders'. Kate will be speaking on a panel discussing 'Brexit: mission 2021, exploring life after the turmoil of Article 50'.
If you are attending and would like to meet up with Kate, please contact her directly.
If you are also attending and would like to meet with Christoph, please contact him directly.
Jonathan Wills will be giving a seminar at the University of Glasgow for Research Ventures. This course brings together early-career researchers (PGR and postdoctoral) from a wide variety of backgrounds, including physics, computer sciences, engineering, energy, chemistry and earth sciences. Jonathan will be giving a presentation on an 'Introduction to Intellectual Property'.
Please do get in contact with Jonathan if you are also attending and would like to meet up.
'EPO in silico: interdisciplinary computing – bioinformatics, modeling reality & beyond'.
Please do get in touch if you are also attending and would like to meet up.
Christoph Moeller is attending the IP Seminar @ Volvo Cars in Gothenburg, Sweden from 8-9 October 2019.
If you are also attending and would like to meet with Christoph, please contact him directly.
Robert Watson, Kate O'Rourke and Christoph Moeller will be attending the FICPI 18th Open Forum in Vienna, Austria on 9-12 October 2019.
Simon Kremer will be attending the Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum Keynote Seminar on 5 December 2018.
The Seminar will examine the impact of new legislation being introduced as the UK leaves the Common Agricultural Policy, including an Environment Bill and the recently published Agriculture Bill.
If you were planning on attending and wished to meet with Simon please feel free to contact him.
CIPA is hosting its annual IP Paralegals Conference at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in Kensington on 27 September and will be attended by Camilla Kennedy, Sammie Kempers, Kristobel Rowe-Gidley and Phillipa Schofield, paralegals from our Cambridge and Manchester offices.