This webinar follows on from the UP/UPC Webinar on the 4th June, and explores the actual experiences to-date with regard to preparations for the UP/UPC in an in-house IP department dealing with some 1000 plus European patents & applications. This includes looking at training and involvement of the formalities officers, ensuring the case management system is ready and guiding the attorneys in their discussions with the businesses to see whether an opt-out should be considered.
Dr Maja Schmitt is a European and UK Patent Attorney and has been working for DSM companies for the last 20 years in the UK, The Netherlands (north and south) and China. By training she is a polymer chemist but has also worked in inks, paints, bioprocesses and more recently with proteins. In 2017 she took on the role of Head of Global Administration for DSM Intellectual Property and spends her time with teams of Administrative Staff in The Netherlands, Switzerland, China and USA. Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in life sciences and materials sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to createsustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously.