IP practice in Europe involves many interesting issues, and none more so than the implications of Brexit and developments concerned the proposed Unified Patent Court (UPC). This webinar will bring together well-known IP practitioners from the U.K.’s Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and IPO’s European Practice Committee to discuss the latest updates relating to these topics and to provide insight on what the future of practice in Europe will look like. They will address issues including:
• The Impact of Brexit on IP
• The UPC and the Unitary Patent Package
• The Status of Ratification of the UPC
Speakers include Tony Rollins (former CIPA President) and Alicia Instone (CIPA Vice-President), as well as IPO European Practice Committee co-vice chair Aloys Hüttermann and committee member John Pegram. Dan Staudt, IPO President, will moderate the discussion. This webinar will present an excellent opportunity to learn more about IP practice in Europe.
Dan Staudt (Moderator)
Daniel Staudt is Vice President and Chief IP Counsel of the Siemens Corporation IP Department. Dan is responsible for all IP legal matters for the Siemens North American Operating Companies including its digital industries, smart infrastructure, and energy businesses. He is President of IPO and has been practicing IP law for over 30 years.
Aloys Hüttermann is a German and European Patent and Trademark attorney. A co-founder of Michalski Hüttermann, he has been a partner there since the beginning and works from its Düsseldorf office. He is an author of a book on the Unitary Patent system as well as a co-author of a textbook on Organic chemistry and has published a large number of juridical publications on IP in highly renowned journals. Since 2013 he has served as Vice Chair of IPO’s European Practice Committee and he also represented IPO at a hearing concerning the rules of procedure of the Unified Patent Court in 2014 in Trier, Germany.
Cleveland Scott York
Alicia Instone is a Chartered Patent Attorney, a European Patent Attorney and a Chartered UK Trade Mark Attorney at Cleveland Scott York, an IP boutique with offices in the UK and Europe, based in the Hertfordshire Office. Currently, Alicia works particularly in the fields of chemistry, dyes and pigments photochromic materials, medical devices, laboratory consumables, traffic control, oil & gas and natural sciences in general. She sits on the Council for the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys as Vice-President and is an active member of its Trade Mark Committee.
Fish & Richardson, PC
John B. Pegram is Of Counsel at Fish & Richardson P.C., a multi-office law firm concentrating in IP and technology law, based in the New York City office. John has been engaged in patent, trademark and copyright litigation, licensing, opinion and counseling matters of all types for over 50 years. He has been, and continues to be, active in bar associations, including that he served as President of NYIPLA and serves as a member of the US Bar – EPO Liaison Council and IPO’s European Practice Committee. He is a frequent author and lecturer on U.S. and international IP and litigation topics.
Rollins IP Strategies Ltd.
Tony Rollins of Rollins IP Strategies Ltd. is an experienced IP practitioner who is based in the United Kingdom. At the Wellcome Foundation, he handled a diverse range of work in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic, animal health, environmental health and hygiene areas. He later served as Vice President of Intellectual Property of Amersham plc, headed up the European Patents group of MSD, and also led MSD’s Japanese patent department. Tony is the current chair of the International Liaison Committee and the former President of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys. He is President of the Global Network of National IP Practitioner Associations.