CIPA USA Roadshows 2019 - Washington DC

Monday 22 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

09:30 – 10:15

Breakfast and registration

10:15 – 10:30

Introduction by Tony Rollins, Past President, CIPA

10:30 - 11:45

Patent aspects of Brexit and hot topics


Moderator – Thomas Moga, LeClair Ryan 

Julia Florence, President, CIPA

Simon Wright, CIPA Council and Partner, JA Kemp

Sarah Rodriguez, US/EU Patent Attorney, Finnegan

Mike Jennings, Partner, AA Thornton

11:45 – 12:15

Refreshment Break

12:15 – 13:15

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 UK IPO

USPTO speaker TBC

13:15 – 14:15

Lunch with keynote speech

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

14:15 – 15:15

Trademark & Design aspects of Brexit and hot topics

Moderator – Michael Connelly, DOAR 

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

15:15 – 16:00

Comparison of court practices and procedures in the UK and US

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

Kathleen O'Malley, Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Richard Roberts, Potter Clarkson

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)