This webinar provides an update on Australian and New Zealand patent law and practice, with an emphasis on providing practical tips for UK practitioners coordinating global prosecution of clients’ patent portfolios. Key differences between AU, NZ and EPO law and practice will be discussed, and an overview of key court decisions provided.
Speaker Information: Steve Gledhill, Partner, FB Rice and Dr Toby Thompson, Senior Associate, FB Rice
Steve Gledhill is a partner with the biotechnology team in Sydney, Australia. As well as being a registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney, Steve has qualified as a UK and European Patent Attorney and has considerable international experience, having worked in the UK patent profession for seven years.
Toby Thompson supports clients in the pharmaceuticals and chemistry fields, ensuring their IP strategy is aligned with commercial goals. He is a senior associate working in the Melbourne office of FB Rice, with over 10 years’ experience of working in patents. Prior to moving to Australia, Toby spent seven years working in private practice in the UK, and qualified as an Australian, New Zealand, UK and European patent attorney