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.