CIPA USA Roadshows 2019 - Boston

Tuesday 23 April 2019, 09:30 – 18:00 EDT


Event information

An Introduction to Blockchain: IP Considerations
Start date Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:30 PM
End date Thursday, May 9, 2019 01:30 PM
CPD Points 1.0
Price Non Member £72.00 (Includes £12.00 VAT)
Member £48.00 (Includes £8.00 VAT)

To book your place and for further information, please visit the Roadshow website

Draft Programme

10:00 – 10:45

Breakfast and Registration

10:45 – 11:00

Introduction by Tony Rollins, Past President, CIPA 

11:00 - 11:45

Court practices and procedures in the UK and US:


Sir Colin Birss, Judge of the High Court of England and Wales

Richard Roberts, Partner, Potter Clarkson

US Judge from District Court and/or USPTO TBC

11:45 – 12:10

Refreshment Break

12:10 – 13:20

Patent aspects of Brexit and hot topics


Moderator – Austin Wang, Hologic 

Julia Florence, CIPA President

Simon Wright, CIPA Council and Partner, JA Kemp

Sarah Rodriguez, US/EU Patent Attorney, Finnegan

Mike Jennings, Partner, AA Thornton

13:20 – 14:15

Lunch with keynote speech

Sir Colin Birss, Judge of the High Court of England and Wales

14:15 – 15:15

UKIPO and USPTO session:

IP aspects of Brexit and Trade – the UK IPO perspective

Adam Williams, Director International Policy Directorate UK IPO

The global IP system threats and opportunities: A view from the UK IPO

Andy Bartlett, Divisional Director. Business Operations, UK IPO

USPTO speaker TBC

15:15 – 16:00

Trademark & Design aspects of Brexit and hot topics

Moderator – Jerry Cohen, Burns & Levinson LLP 

Tania Clark, President, Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) 

Richard Goddard, Vice President, CITMA 

Matt Maitland, EIP

Clare Cornell, Partner, Finnegan

Dick Waddington, Partner, Appleyard Lees

16:00 – 16:30

Closing remarks

Julia Florence, President, CIPA 

Tania Clark, President, CITMA

16:30 – 18:00

Cocktail reception with canapés

(This program may be subject to minor alterations)