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EPO Oppositions are becoming more frequent and the procedure has tightened up to speed them up. They are a lot less forgiving than examination procedure and can be daunting for the inexperienced. This webinar is aimed at those recently qualified or otherwise less experienced in Oppositions and will also touch on tactical considerations particularly for those in-house.
Speaker Information: Ilya Kazi, Mathys & Squire
Ilya has a Master’s degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, specialising in Physics and conducted research within the field of medical imaging and led the IT & engineering group at Mathys & Squire for a number of years. He is a senior partner at Mathys and Squire where he has been for over 20 years as the firm has grown by a factor of five in size. He has a Higher Courts Litigator qualification, and has successfully conducted litigation in both the High Court and IPEC, where he has appeared personally as an advocate.
Having handled over 4000 patent applications, Ilya’s day to day practice is now focussed more on strategic or contentious work, either overseeing tricky prosecution or handling hearings or Appeals. He has handled about 100 Oppositions across the spectrum of non-gooey technology, with about 70% of those Oppositions having resulted in commercially favourable outcomes for his clients.