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IP & Patents Faculty

The following expert presenters are scheduled to present our courses:

Stephen Adams

Stephen is Director of Magister Ltd, a patents documentation consultancy and training service. He worked in technical information for over 20 years, latterly for nearly 9 years with Zeneca...

Speaking on Patentability and State-of-the-Art Searching
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Speaking on EPO Oppositions and Appeals - the Case Law and Workshop
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Joeri Beetz

Joeri Beetz, Patent Attorney, Keltie LLP, specialises in patents in the fields of mechanical engineering, physics and control software. Amongst all the different technologies he has been...

Speaking on The Art of European Claim Drafting
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Ulrich Blumenroeder

Ulrich Blumenröder is a partner at Grünecker PartG mbB, an IP firm in Munich which focuses equally on both IP-litigation and IP-prosecution. Ulrich is active in all fields of intellectual...

Speaking on Litigation-Proofing and Proving your Patent Claims
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Alan Boyd

Alan Boyd is a partner at D Young & Co. Before he joined the patent law profession, he was a software engineer researcher and research assistant. Alan’s main areas of expertise include computer...

Speaking on Patent Protection for Software-Related Inventions in Europe and the USA
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JoAnna Emery

JoAnna, Head of Pure Ideas and Group Formalities at Pure Ideas Ltd, is an experienced intellectual property specialist with over two decades of transatlantic expertise in various roles within the...

Speaking on The Patent Administrator
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Arnaud Gasnier

Arnaud Gasnier is founder and CEO of Patentopolis BV. With 20 years experience in IP, he has practiced globally in various IP (patents, trademarks) departments and in various leading roles (Patent...

Speaking on Strategic IP Planning
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Bradley Hulbert

Bradley Hulbert is a founding partner in McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP, an 80-lawyer patent firm based in Chicago. Bradley has been lead counsel in a wide range of successful patent...

Speaking on How to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Combined EU/US Patent Applications
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Jane List

Jane List has run her own business, Extract Information Limited, providing consultancy, search services, and training, all with a focus on commercial uses of patent information, since January...

Speaking on Patentability and State-of-the-Art Searching
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Tim May

Tim is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Finnegan LLP. He has over 20 years’ experience in the field of US patent law, with significant experience counselling clients on software patent...

Speaking on IP Due Diligence & Freedom to Operate in Practice
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David Meldrum

David Meldrum has been in private practice since 1998 and joined D Young & Co in 2001 and became a partner in 2006. David practises in a variety of engineering disciplines including computer...

Speaking on How to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Combined EU/US Patent Applications
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Nicole Reifman

Nicole Reifman is a partner with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP, Chicago where she has gained diverse experience in obtaining, evaluating and enforcing intellectual property. She has...

Speaking on US Patent Practice
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Christian Reinders

Christian Reinders is Chief IP Counsel at Draexlmaier Group. He is responsible for all IP matters such as patent prosecution work, advising the board of management and all business units about IP...

Speaking on IP Due Diligence & Freedom to Operate in Practice
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Petra Schmitz

Petra Schmitz, European Patent Office, Munich. After studying law at university she worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Private Law and Patent Law at the Technical University...

Speaking on Formal Requirements of the European Patent System
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Andy Spurr

Andy Spurr is a patent attorney at Canon Europe, specialising in software related inventions with a particular focus on video encoding and standard essential patents. Before joining Canon, Andy...

Speaking on IP Due Diligence & Freedom to Operate in Practice
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James Suggs

James is a partner in the intellectual property law firm McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP, located in Chicago, where he practices patent law. He prepares and prosecutes patent...

Speaking on US Patent Practice
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Leythem Wall

Leythem Wall is a European and UK patent attorney and litigator specialising in the chemical, consumer products, energy, material, mechanical, medical and pharmaceutical sectors. Prior to founding...

Speaking on EPO Oppositions and Appeals - the Case Law and Workshop
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Tim Whitfield

Tim Whitfield is a partner with Powell Gilbert LLP. He advises clients in contentious IP matters across all IP rights with a strong focus on patent litigation and strategy, across a wide range of...

Speaking on IP Due Diligence & Freedom to Operate in Practice
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Daniel X Thomas

Daniel X. Thomas is an electronics engineer by training. He started his career in the patent field as search examiner at the former Institut International des Brevets in The Hague in 1971. After...

Speaking on Advanced Drafting Techniques for Successful EPO Patent Applications
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