The popular CPD webinar UK Patent Case Law Updates returns with speakers Jon Markham, Beck Greener, and James Porter, IPO. This Webinar will focus on on interesting patent decisions to have come from the UK courts over the past 12 months.
Jon Markham, Beck Greener
Jonathan is a partner at Beck Greener in London. He joined Beck Greener in 2009, having previously worked in-house for Dyson. His background is in physics, with a PhD in organic LED displays. Jonathan is a contributing author to the 7th and 8th editions of the CIPA Black Book, the standard reference text for patent attorneys.
James Porter, UK IPO
James Porter is a Deputy Director at the Intellectual Property Office and a hearing officer in relation to patents matters. As head of the Patents Legal Section, he is responsible for matters concerning UK patents legislation and practice. He also has some wider responsibilities for IP legislative change, and he led the Parliamentary Bill teams who delivered the IP Act 2014 and the IP (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017. He joined the Office as a patent examiner, following a PhD in condensed matter physics.