US/EPO Patent Case Law Update 2020

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US/EPO Patent Case Law Update 2020
Start date Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:30 PM
End date Wednesday, June 17, 2020 01:30 PM
CPD Points 1.0
Price Non Member £73.20 (Includes £12.20 VAT)
Member £49.20 (Includes £8.20 VAT)


Join speakers Yelena Morozova and Anthony Tridico (Finnegan) alongside 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.


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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. Dominic writes regularly on reported patent cases in the UK and at the EPO and is a member of CIPA, EPLAW and sits on the UK council of AIPPI. He is a regular conference speaker and presenter.

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Gemma Barrett, Bristows LLP

Gemma is a contentious intellectual property specialist with a focus on patent litigation in the life sciences sector. 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. Gemma has presented on a number of topics and is a regular contributor to the monthly EPO reports which Bristows produces for the CIPA Journal.

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Anthony Tridico, Finnegan LLP

Anthony Tridico, Ph.D., managing partner of Finnegan's London office, has worked in Europe for most of his career, gaining significant knowledge of the European Patent Convention (EPC) and the diversity of laws and practice among the European national systems. His knowledge of the various legal systems and how they differ from the U.S. allows Anthony to effectively counsel clients across life sciences industries with global interests in intellectual property. Anthony has over 20 years of experience representing clients with a focus on patent office trials and appeals (PTAB and EPO), patent prosecution management, IP due diligence and litigation. His practice includes experience in a variety of technical areas including biologics, immunology and biotechnology, chemical and pharmaceutical sciences, polymers and adhesives, food sciences, medical devices, and diagnostics and instrumentation

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Yelena Morozova, Finnegan LLP 

With a professional career spanning across three countries and with more than thirteen years of legal experience across two continents, Yelena’s unique background enables her to understand cultural nuances and helps her to advise a broad range of clients across the world. Qualified as a patent attorney in the United States and Europe, Yelena focuses her practice on patent procurement and portfolio development in all fields of engineering on both sides of the Pond. 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), acts as the European liaison for the AIPLA Women in IP Global Networking Event, and is a member of the Women in IP Group of the IP Inclusive Task Force.