CIPA USA Roadshows 2019 - Palo Alto

Thursday 25 April 2019, 12:30 – 20:00 PDT


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:

12:30 - 13:00


 13:00 - 13:15

Introduction by Tony Rollins, Past President, CIPA

13:15 - 13:45

Lunch with keynote speech

Adam Williams, Director, International Policy Directorate UK IPO

13:45 - 15:00

Patent aspects of Brexit and hot topics


Moderator – Michael W. Piper, Conley Rose

Julia Florence, President, CIPA

Gwilym Roberts, Partner at Kilburn & Strode

Mike Jennings, Partner at AA Thornton

James Cross, Maucher Jenkins

15:00 – 16:00 

Trademark and Design aspects of Brexit and hot topics

Moderator – Victoria Friedman, Dennemeyer & Associates

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

Richard Goddard, Vice President, CITMA 

Paula Flutter, EIP LLP

Clare Cornell, Finnegan Europe LLP

16:00 - 16:30

Refreshment Break

16:30 - 17:15

Strategy in international IP Litigation: US and European perspectives on jurisdiction, forum shopping and coordinating multi-country proceedings (including post-Brexit):

Moderator - Laurie Hill, Vice President IP, Genentech

Nick Aries, Partner and Co-Head of San Francisco Office, Bird & Bird

Other in-house US litigators TBC

17:15 - 18:00

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

Andy Bartlett, Divisional Director, UK IPO

USPTO speaker TBC

18:00 - 18:15

Closing remarks

Julia Florence, President, CIPA

Tania Clark, President, CITMA

18:15 - 20:00

Drinks reception with canapés

(This program may be subject to minor alterations)