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Never fear! ViCo Oppositions are here
Start date Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:30 PM
End date Thursday, April 22, 2021 01:30 PM
CPD Points 1.0
Price Non Member £73.20 (Includes £12.20 VAT)
Member £0.00 (Includes £0.00 VAT)


And it looks like they’re here to stay (at least for the immediate future). Join our panel for a discussion of their top tips for dealing with oppositions by ViCo

Speaker Info

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Kathryn Eldridge, Kilburn & Strode

Kathryn Eldridge is a Partner in the Life Sciences & Chemistry group at Kilburn & Strode, and is highly experienced in multi-party opposition and appeal proceedings.  Kathryn is extremely commercially focussed and, in addition to protecting her clients’ products, Kathryn routinely provides her clients with patent landscape reviews, freedom to operate opinions and due diligence opinions.

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Chloe Flower, Carpmaels & Ransford

Chloe’s technical background is in materials science and her daily practice covers a broad range of consumer chemistry, mechanical engineering and biomedical devices.She advises clients how to obtain robust protection for their inventions and provides a coordinated and strategic approach to filing and management of global patent portfolios.She handles all stages of prosecution and contentious work including defending and attacking patents in EPO opposition and appeal proceedings (in person and by VICO), advising on freedom-to-operate issues and participating in UK litigation proceedings.


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Laura Ramsay, Dehns

Laura is a European and UK patent attorney recognised in the Legal 500 by her clients as being both innovative and practical in her approach. For the past 15 years she has regularly represented her clients in EPO opposition and appeal proceedings. Laura is experience in using oppostions as a tactical tool to help secure a favourable licence deal between parties.

Laura handles patent work in various fields spanning physics, engineering and materials science, including mechanical systems, electrical control, telematics, medical devices, renewable energy, domestic appliances, aerospace engineering, and composite materials.

Laura graduated from the University of Cambridge with a First Class MSci Degree in Physics and Materials Science and joined Dehns in 2003. She became a Partner of the firm in 2013.

The IP Podcast (Ep: 17) – Oppositions

In this podcast episode, Dehns Partner and Oppositions expert Laura Ramsay takes a look at Oppositions and how the system works in Europe: