Draft Programme

08:30 - 09:15  

Breakfast Registration 

09:15 - 09:25

Welcome and Introduction 

Julia Tribe, Edwards Vacuum 

Chair of the CIPA IP Paralegal Committee

09:25 - 10:10

Session 1

Common mistakes and remedies available at the UKIPO 

Andrew Bushell,Patents Legal Section, UKIPO 

Jane Gifford, Head of Patent Formalities Training, UKIPO

10:10 - 11:10

Session 2

Title TBC

Christina ten Hövel, EPO

11:10 - 11:40 

Break

11:40 - 12:40

Session 3

The Future Role of an IP Administrator

Jacqueline Jones, Philips & Leigh LLP

Andrew O'Conner, Keltie LLP

Richard Lucas, WKC Global Limited

12:40 - 13:40

Lunch

13:40 - 14:10 

Session 4

Unconscious Bias and Stereotypes in the workplace 

Andrea Brewster, IP Inclusive Leader 

14:10 - 15:10 

Session 5

Information Disclosure & Patent Term Adjustment - US Formalities

Elizabeth Doherty, McNeill Bauer PLLC

15:10 - 15:40 

Refreshment Break

15:40 - 16:25 

Session 6

International Designs 

Emily Weal, Director, Keltie LLP

Silke Weiss, WIPO

Amy Simms, UK IPO

16:25 -17:15 

Session 7

Session TBC

17:15 - 17:30 

Closing remarks from the chair

17:30 - 18:30 

Drinks reception and Canapes