Join speakers Yelena Morozova (Finnegan) and Dominic Adair and Gemma Barrett (Bristows) for this CPD webinar that will focus on interesting recent patent decisions to have come from the EPO and the US Courts.
Yelena Morozova, Finnegan LLP
With a professional career spanning across three countries and with more than ten years of legal experience across two continents, Yelena’s unique background enables her to understand cultural nuances and helps me to advise a broad range of clients across the world. Being qualified in the US and in Europe, Yelena has experience in different aspects of US and European patent law. She also focuses on patent procurement and portfolio development in all fields of engineering on both sides of the Pond. Yelena has worked with a diverse range of global clients from startups to large corporations and is well adapt to understanding and meeting the different aims and requirements of each individual client. Having appreciation of different legal approaches employed on both sides of the Pond, Yelena aims to provide a pragmatic advice and is particularly suited to finding creative solutions enabling businesses to meet their commercial objectives.
Yelena chairs the Education Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), regularly coordinates educational tracks for AIPLA meetings, acts as the European liaison for the annual AIPLA Women in IP Global Networking Event, and is a member of the Women in IP Group of the IP Inclusive Task Force.
Dominic Adair, Bristows LLP
Dominic’s technical background (MA Natural Sciences, PhD Zoology) leads him to specialise primarily in patent litigation with a focus on life sciences. He has experience before the Patent Office, High Court and Court of Appeal as well as experience of Opposition proceedings before the EPO. Dominic has extensive experience of cross-border litigation in and beyond Europe. In the pharmaceutical sector, Dominic has worked on all aspects of the drug life cycle, from freedom to operate analyses and early-stage risk assessment of generic competition to end-stage litigation, SPCs and anti-trust issues. Dominic writes regularly on reported patent cases in the UK and at the EPO and is a member of EPLAW and sits on the UK council of AIPPI. He is a regular conference speaker and presenter
Gemma Barrett, Bristows LLP
Gemma is a contentious intellectual property specialist with a focus on patent litigation in the life sciences sector (pharmaceuticals, biotech and chemical processes). Her background in biochemistry provides her with a sound understanding of the technical aspects of such disputes. Gemma has experience of litigating patents for successful pharmaceutical products before the English Courts, including experience of obtaining preliminary injunctions. She has worked in teams to develop successful strategies, often combining patent and regulatory law, to assist pharmaceutical companies in the enforcement of their rights. She has also handled patent cases for other sectors, including consumer goods, and acted in disputes relating to other intellectual property rights, such as trademarks. Gemma also has extensive experience of cross-border litigation within Europe and elsewhere in the world, including India. Gemma has presented on a number of topics and is a regular contributor to the monthly EPO reports which Bristows produce for the CIPA Journal.