USA roadshows

We are joining The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) for a roadshow in the US from 22nd - 25th April 2019.

The trip is an opportunity to strengthen and forge new relationships between the UK and US intellectual property professions.

It has been organised in conjunction with the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).

On the three-event trip, we will be emphasising the strengths of the UK’s intellectual property system and reassuring our counterparts in the US that Brexit will not negatively affect the UK profession. 

Our President Tania Clark and First Vice-President Richard Goddard will visit Washington DC, Boston and Palo Alto. They will be joined by Sir Colin Birss, Judge of the High Court of England & Wales, alongside colleagues from CIPA and the UK IPO.

Full agendas and registration: 

Washington DC - 22nd April 2019

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AIPLA Offices
Crystal Drive
Suite 600
Arlington, VA VA 22202
United States

9:30am – 10:15am
Breakfast and registration

10:15am – 10:30am
Introduction by Tony Rollins, Past President, CIPA

10:30am - 11:45am
Patent aspects of Brexit and hot topics

Panellists:
Moderator – Thomas Moga, LeClair Ryan 
Julia Florence, President, CIPA
Simon Wright, CIPA Council and Partner, JA Kemp
Sarah Rodriguez, US/EU Patent Attorney, Finnegan
Mike Jennings, Partner, AA Thornton

11:45am – 12:15pm
Refreshment Break

12:15pm – 1:15pm
UKIPO and USPTO session:
IP aspects of Brexit and Trade – the UK IPO perspective

Adam Williams, Director International Policy Directorate UK IPO
The global IP system threats and opportunities: A view from the UK IPO
Andy Bartlett, Divisional Director UK IPO
USPTO speaker TBC

1:15pm – 2:15pm
Lunch with keynote speech

Sir Colin Birss, Judge of the High Court of England and Wales

2:15pm – 3:15pm
Trademark & Design aspects of Brexit and hot topics

Moderator – Michael Connelly, DOAR 
Tania Clark, President, Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) 
Richard Goddard, Vice President, CITMA 
Matt Maitland, EIP
Clare Cornell, Partner, Finnegan
Dick Waddington, Partner, Appleyard Lees

3:15pm – 4:00pm
Comparison of court practices and procedures in the UK and US

Sir Colin Birss, Judge of the High Court of England and Wales
Kathleen O'Malley, Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Richard Roberts, Potter Clarkson

4:00pm – 4:30pm
Closing remarks
Julia Florence, President, CIPA 
Tania Clark, President, CITMA

4:30pm – 6:00pm
Cocktail reception with canapés

(This programme might subject to minor alterations)

Boston - 23rd April 2019

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Hyatt Regency Boston
1 Avenue de Lafayette
Boston, MA 02111
United States

10:00am – 10:45am
Breakfast and Registration

10:45am – 11:00am
Introduction by Tony Rollins, Past President, CIPA 

11:00am - 11:45am
Court practices and procedures in the UK and US:

Panellists
Sir Colin Birss, Judge of the High Court of England and Wales
Richard Roberts, Partner, Potter Clarkson
Chief Judge Patti B. Saris, Judge U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

11:45am – 12:10pm
Refreshment Break

12:10pm – 1:20pm
Patent aspects of Brexit and hot topics

Panellists:
Moderator – Austin Wang, Hologic 
Julia Florence, CIPA President
Simon Wright, CIPA Council and Partner, JA Kemp
Sarah Rodriguez, US/EU Patent Attorney, Finnegan
Mike Jennings, Partner, AA Thornton

1:20pm – 2:15pm
Lunch with keynote speech

Sir Colin Birss, Judge of the High Court of England and Wales

2:15pm – 3:15pm
UKIPO and USPTO session:
IP aspects of Brexit and Trade – the UK IPO perspective
Adam Williams, Director International Policy Directorate UK IPO
The global IP system threats and opportunities: A view from the UK IPO
Andy Bartlett, Divisional Director. Business Operations, UK IPO
USPTO speaker TBC

3:15pm – 4:00pm
Trademark & Design aspects of Brexit and hot topics

Moderator – Jerry Cohen, Burns & Levinson LLP 
Tania Clark, President, Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) 
Richard Goddard, Vice President, CITMA 
Matt Maitland, EIP
Clare Cornell, Partner, Finnegan
Dick Waddington, Partner, Appleyard Lees

4:00pm – 4:30pm
Closing remarks
Julia Florence, President, CIPA 
Tania Clark, President, CITMA

4:30pm – 6:00pm
Cocktail reception with canapés

(This programme maybe subject to minor alterations)

Palo Alto - 25th April 2019

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Hilton Garden Inn Palo Alto
4216 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
United States

12:30pm - 1:00pm
Registration

1:00pm - 1:15pm
Introduction by Tony Rollins, Past President, CIPA

1:15pm - 1:45pm
Lunch with keynote speech

Adam Williams, Director, International Policy Directorate UK IPO

1:45pm - 3:00pm
Patent aspects of Brexit and hot topics
Panellists:
Moderator – Michael W. Piper, Conley Rose
Julia Florence, President, CIPA
Gwilym Roberts, Partner at Kilburn & Strode
Mike Jennings, Partner at AA Thornton
James Cross, Maucher Jenkins

3:00pm – 4:00pm
Trademark and Design aspects of Brexit and hot topics

Moderator – Victoria Friedman, Dennemeyer & Associates
Tania Clark, President, Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)
Richard Goddard, Vice President, CITMA 
Paula Flutter, EIP LLP
Clare Cornell, Finnegan Europe LLP

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Refreshment Break

4:30pm - 5:15pm
Strategy in international IP Litigation: US and European perspectives on jurisdiction, forum shopping and coordinating multi-country proceedings (including post-Brexit):

Moderator - Laurie Hill, Vice President IP, Genentech
Nick Aries, Partner and Co-Head of San Francisco Office, Bird & Bird
Other in-house US litigators TBC

5:15pm - 6:00pm
The global IP system threats and opportunities: A view from the UK IPO

Andy Bartlett, Divisional Director, UK IPO
USPTO speaker TBC

6:00pm - 6:15pm
Closing remarks
Julia Florence, President, CIPA
Tania Clark, President, CITMA

6:15pm - 8:00pm
Drinks reception with canapés

(This programme maybe subject to minor alterations)