CIPA Administrators Conference

CIPA Administrators Conference 2017


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Event information

CIPA Administrators Conference 2017
Capacity 120
Start date Thursday, September 28, 2017 08:15 AM
End date Thursday, September 28, 2017 05:00 PM
Venue Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London, SE1 9DD
Price Non Member £420.00 (Includes £70.00 VAT)
Member £330.00 (Includes £55.00 VAT)
Early Bird NM £270.00 (Includes £45.00 VAT)
Early Bird M £240.00 (Includes £40.00 VAT)

Non members please book by emailing

Draft Programme

Please note - times and speakers are subject to change    

8:00am - 9:00am
Coffee and Registration

9:00am - 9:15am
Welcome and Introduction
Vicky Maynard of Openshaw & Co./ CIPA Administrator Committee Chair
9:15am - 10:00am
Emily Cottrill, A.A Thornton & Co
10:00am - 11:00am
Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court for Administrators

Speaker TBC

11:00am - 11:30am   
Tea/Coffee Break
11:30am - 12:15pm
Formalities Updates
Christina ten Hovel, European Patent Office    

12:15pm - 1:15pm

1:15pm - 2:00pm   
Trade Secrets
Donal O'Connell, Chawton Innovation Services Limited    

2:00pm - 2:45pm   
IPO Patents Transformation Project - IT Progress Update
Peter Slater, IPO Deputy Director and Patents Transformation Project Service Manager

2:45pm - 3:15pm 
Tea/Coffee break

3:15pm - 4:30pm
Varuni Paranavitane, A.A Thornton & Co

4:30pm - 5:15pm
Panel Discussion
Vicky Maynard of Openshaw & Co./ CIPA Administrator Committee Chair           
Lee Davies, CIPA Chief Executive
Julia Tribe, Edwards Limited/ CIPA Administrators Committee Vice Chair
Georgina Sear, Head of Education, CIPA

5:15pm - 5:30pm
Closing remarks
Followed by IP Inclusive Drinks Reception