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European Patent Reform Forum 2015 - Munich Speakers

September 8, Munich; September 10, Paris




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Speakers in Munich included

Stefan Luginbuehl
Stefan Luginbuehl

Lawyer, International Legal Affairs
European Patent Office

Stefan Luginbuehl, completed his law degree at the University of Berne (CH), then worked at a well-established law firm specializing in business law, with offices in Zurich and Berne, and was admitted to the bar in 1999. In 2009 he received a PhD degree from Utrecht University (NL).

Since 2004 he works as a lawyer in the Directorate International Legal Affairs of the European Patent Office where he is inter alia dealing with the developments of the patent system in Europe, with emphasis on the unitary patent and the uniform patent litigation system.

He participated in several Diplomatic and Intergovernmental Conferences on the reform of the European patent system and the international litigation system and is the author and editor of several books and articles on patent procedure and patent litigation in Europe and China


Clemens Heusch
Clemens Heusch

Head of European Litigation
Nokia

Dr. Clemens-August Heusch, LL.M. is Head of European Litigation at Nokia where he is responsible for litigation and arbitration throughout Europe with a strong focus on German and UK IP litigation. Before joining Nokia, Clemens worked for more than four years (2004-2008) as attorney at-law at the international law firm Bird & Bird LLP.

Clemens studied law at the Universities of Freiburg and Bonn, Germany. He received a LL.M. degree from the University of Maastricht, Netherlands and a doctorate degree from the University of Cologne, Germany. During his traineeship, he worked inter alia in the competition law team of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Cologne and Brussels, Belgium.
 
Clemens is registered lawyer at the Cologne Bar and holds the title of a certified IP lawyer. He regularly gives legal presentations and publishes legal articles. He is fluent in German, English and French.


Peter Wilson
Pete Wilson
Senior Patent Attorney
BT

Pete Wilson is a Senior Patent Attorney with BT (British Telecommunications) where he is responsible for protecting inventions made across a number of fields of technology, including optical networks, software and business methods.  He also has experience of patent litigation in a number of different jurisdictions.

Pete began his career in research before joining BT’s patent department.  He spent some time in private practice advising on a wide range of IP issues before re-joining BT.  He is a European Patent Attorney, a Chartered Patent Attorney and is a professional representative before OHIM.  Pete studied Electrical & Electronic Engineering with French at the University of Nottingham and has an LLM in Intellectual Property Law & Management from the University of Strasbourg.


Huw Edwards
Huw Edwards
Senior IPR Litigation Counsel
Nokia

Huw Edwards is a Senior IPR Litigation Counsel at Nokia in Munich where he is responsible for managing patent litigation for Nokia Networks across the world.

Huw is a lawyer admitted in England & Wales and in New South Wales who has specialized in patent litigation for the last 13 years. Before joining Nokia, Huw was a patent litigation counsel at Sandoz, where he managed patent litigation activities in the pharmaceutical sector across a number of jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Western Europe regions and developed and implemented global patent litigation strategies. Before moving to Germany in 2011, Huw worked for Freehills and Mallesons in Australia and for Bird & Bird in London, working on cases involving electrical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications.

Huw studied Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Bristol where he received a Master of Engineering (M.Eng) degree in 1998.

Martin Knauer
Martin Knauer
German and European patent attorney
Roche Diagnostics

Martin Knauer has been a German and European patent attorney in the patent department at Roche Diagnostics for more than 25 years. Since 2005 he has been responsible for coordinating Diagnostics’ patent conflicts outside the USA and has been leading the efforts at Roche to make the organization fit for the use of the UP/UPC-package.

Christian Heinze
Christian Heinze
Professor
University of Hannover

Christian Heinze is full professor at the University of Hannover, Germany where he holds the GRUR Chair for Civil law and Intellectual Property at the Institute for Legal Informatics, the oldest research institute at a German university devoted to the study of IT law. In his work, Christian focuses on patent law, civil procedure and European private law. Before joining the faculty in Hannover, Christian has studied law in Münster, Lausanne, Cambridge (LL.M.), Hamburg (Ph.D.) and Harvard (Visiting Researcher). As a research fellow at the Hamburg Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Christian was member of the "European Max Planck Group for Conflict of Laws in Intellectual Property", a group of academics from two Max Planck Institutes and six European universities which edited a set of principles with comments and comparative notes on international jurisdiction, conflict of laws and recognition of judgments in the field of intellectual property.

Christian has published extensively on European civil procedure and intellectual property, his works having been cited, inter alia, in the Advocate Generals’ opinions in CJEU cases Solvay and Wintersteiger, and both by the German Bundesgerichtshof and the UK Supreme Court.


Neil Trueman
Neil Trueman

Director of European IP Strategy
Mundipharma International

Neil Trueman is director of European IP strategy at Mundipharma International, one of a network of independent associated companies that includes Purdue and NAPP. At Mundipharma, he is involved in all aspects of intellectual property, from litigation through to commercial agreements, regulatory matters and product lifecycle management. Trueman is dual qualified and has practiced in both Europe and the US. He started his legal career in the UK in 2002, later moving to the US and earning his JD from Northwestern University, cum laude, in 2009.

He has practised in the UK as a solicitor with Bristows and Powell Gilbert, and in the US as a patent attorney with Banner & Witcoff. Trueman holds a PhD in Biotechnology from Cambridge University and an honours degree in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry from Durham University. Within the ABA, he is co-chair of the International Patent Litigation subcommittee, and in the UK, where he is now based, he is active in AIPPI. 


Özge Moser
Ozge Moser

Legal Counsel
HelmholtzZentrum München


Heike Wollgast
Heike Wollgast
Senior Legal Officer
WIPO

Mark Chadwick

Senior Patent Attorney
DSM 


Colin Lamond

Intellectual Property
Nissan Technology Europe

Joachim Feldges
Joachim Feldges
Partner
Allen & Overy

Joachim has practised complex patent litigation for more than 27 years and across all technical fields, with a particular focus on pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. He has experience developing and implementing international patent litigation strategies in numerous European jurisdictions, including on the requirements arising from parallel patent litigation in the U.S. He represents clients in infringement and validity cases before all major patent courts and he has acted in arbitration proceedings on patent disputes as well as a mediator to settle such disputes.

Joachim regularly represents clients in opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office. In addition, he is involved in the preparatory work for setting up a Unified Patent Court in Europe.


Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway
Partner
Allen & Overy

Mark Ridgway is a partner in Allen & Overy's IP litigation team, based in London. He joined Allen & Overy in 2002 having first obtained a BEng (Hons) (First Class) in Electronic Engineering. Since then, Ridgway has applied his scientific background to a range of contentious matters involving technical subject matter, with a particular focus on: pharmaceutical; biotech; technology; and telecoms patents. He also works on trade secrets litigation, advising clients from the life sciences, consumer electronics, telecoms and financial services sectors. Ridgway's experience includes acting on some of the most high-profile patent litigation cases to come before the UK courts in recent years, often working as part of a cross-border team. This was has predominantly been in the life sciences and high-tech sectors.


Dominic Adair
Dominic Adair
Partner
Bristows

Dominic is a partner at Bristows LLP, specialising in patent litigation. His practice focuses mainly on the life sciences, reflecting his technical background. Dominic has extensive experience of cross-border litigation in and beyond Europe and has worked on all aspects of the pharmaceutical product 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 the AIPPI. He is a regular conference speaker and presenter.

Rachel Mumby
Rachel Mumby
Associate
Bristows

Rachel primarily advises on patent matters and has a particular interest in the pharmaceutical sector due to her background in Chemistry.  Rachel has extensive experience in the co-ordination of IP litigation relating to global pharmaceutical products.  She recently spent seven months on secondment to a major US pharmaceutical company.

Thomas Prock
Thomas Prock
Partner
Marks & Clerk

Thomas advises clients in the high tech field, in particular, in the electronics sector on internet related subject matter and computer-implemented inventions. Thomas is moreover active in protecting inventions in the Cleantech and medical device field.

He has worked on patent applications relating to non-volatile semiconductor storage devices, data processing and exchange, mobile telecommunications, smart grid related inventions, waste reduction and medical imaging, to name a few. Thomas also has experience in contentious related matters, including European oppositions and litigation.

Having qualified as a Chartered (UK) and European Patent Attorney in 2007, in 2014 Thomas became one of the few professionals to also qualify as a Patentanwalt (German Patent Attorney).


Graham Burnett-Hall
Graham Burnett-Hall
Partner
Marks & Clerk

Graham is an intellectual property lawyer and partner at Marks & Clerk Solicitors. He specialises in patent litigation, advising clients operating in a range of sectors including electronics, telecoms technology, biotechnology, medical devices, chemicals and energy and is known as a trouble-shooter for cases with unusually complex technical aspects.

Graham is a solicitor advocate and has acted as junior counsel at trial in the UK Patents Court and in the Court of Appeal. He frequently acts in multi-jurisdictional disputes. He is one of the few UK practitioners with first-hand experience of running patent litigation in China.

Graham is currently listed or ranked in leading legal directories including Legal 500, IAM Patent 1000, Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars and Who’s Who Legal.


Zoë Butler
Zoe Butler

Partner
Powell Gilbert

Zoë Butler is a founding Partner of Powell Gilbert LLP, a specialist IP law firm based in London. 

Zoë has an MA in Natural Sciences and Law from Cambridge University.  She is an experienced IP litigator with a strong technical background and has advised clients on IP disputes relating to a broad range of technological areas and industry sectors.  Zoë is particularly known for her expertise in advising clients in complex patent disputes, often in the context of multi-jurisdictional disputes. Recently, Zoë has acted for a range of clients, from pharmaceutical and biotech companies to electronics and software companies in matters relating to patents, copyright, trade marks and design rights as well as contract and competition law. 

Zoë is a member of AIPPI, EPLAW and IPLA. She frequently lectures on IP law, is a tutor on the Oxford University post-graduate diploma in IP law and practice, and a contributor to the CIPA Guide to the Patents Act. 

In 2014 Zoë was the winner of best in TMT at the Euromoney LMG Europe Women in Business Law Awards. She has also been listed in the SuperLawyers London for Advocacy and for IP.


Tim Whitfield
Tim Whitfield
Partner
Powell Gilbert

Tim advises on contentious IP matters, with a strong focus on patent litigation. He represents clients in cases before the English Courts, as well as in proceedings before the European Patent Office. He has extensive experience of advising clients on the co-ordination of international patent litigation strategy. Tim also advises on related issues arising from international technology standards, patent pools and licensing.


David Barron
David Barron
Partner
Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co

David Barron is a partner with Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co in the UK. His practice focusses on patent litigation, often with a cross-jurisdictional element, usually in the telecommunications and electronics sectors. David has particular experience of managing patent litigation across Europe for US corporations, and of coordinating global strategy with US counsel. He also has market-leading experience of the interrelationship between patents and technical standards. IAM 2015 named him as one of the World's Leading Patent Practitioners saying “[d]ispensing high-level strategic advice to major US companies is Barron's metier.“


Peter Koch
Peter Koch
Partner
Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co

Dr Peter Koch is a director with Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co in Germany. He advises on transactional and contentious intellectual property issues, with a particular focus on the telecommunications and medical device sectors. He is well regarded for his work on employee inventions and enforcing IP rights in preliminary injunction proceeding and at international trade fairs. In 2015, Legal Media Group named Peter as a "Rising Star" in Patents.

Kay Kasper
Kay Kasper
Partner
ROKH IP

Kay N. Kasper has worked as an attorney since 2002, acting primarily in patent litigation cases. Much focus is placed on the coordination of proceedings abroad as well as on preparatory strategic consulting in the case of such multinational conflicts. Kay also provides advice to clients in arbitration proceedings and license issues related to technical intellectual property rights and design patents. Kay has gained considerable experience in areas such as telecommunications, information technology and medical devices as well as in the fields of mechanics, automotive and coating and packaging technologies. Litigation in the field of standard-essential patents is one of the areas in which he has gained significant experience.

Kay has specialized in intellectual property and patent law in particular, since starting his studies in 1994. During that time he received practical training with the German Patent and Trademark Office as well as various German and U.S. patent attorney and law firms in Frankfurt, Munich and New York.


Willem Hoyng
Willem Hoyng
Partner
Hoyng Monegier

Willem is the managing partner of Hoyng Monegier LLP. Willem’s practice primarily consists of litigating in the field of intellectual property law. Willem acts before all the national courts (the courts of first instance, the courts of appeal and the Supreme Court). He also regularly litigates before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and the European Patent Office (EPO). Willem is also involved in advising on European patent strategies and coordinating and conducting European patent proceedings. He is the adviser of many innovative Dutch and foreign multinationals, including pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies.

Willem is member of the drafting committee of the Rules of Proceedings of the UPC and of the Advisory Committee of the Preparatory Committee of the UPC. 


Álvaro Velázquez
Alvaro Velazquez

partner
Hoyng Monegier

Álvaro is specialised in litigating IP rights, including patents, designs, trademarks, copyrights and domain names, before commercial, criminal and administrative courts. He also has considerable experience in contractual drafting and counselling in this area of law and litigates and advises with regard to unfair competition, advertising and labeling issues. Álvaro works for international clients across a range of sectors including life sciences, telecoms, engineering, food industry and fashion including Ferring Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline, Sony, Perfetti Van Melle, Imperial Tobacco and Procter & Gamble. He also has extensive teaching experience in IP law and related matters.


Pierre Véron

partner
Véron & Associés

Pierre Véron is a member of the Paris Bar. His 14 lawyer firm, with offices in Paris and Lyon, deals only with patent litigation, with a special emphasis on international cases.

Pierre Véron is the Honorary President of EPLAW, the European Patent Lawyers Association, which he founded in 2001, and of the French association of patent litigators (Association des Avocats de Propriété Industrielle); he has taught for many years European patent litigation at the CEIPI (International Centre of Industrial Property Studies) in Strasbourg. Between 2007 and 2012, he has served as an expert with the European Commission for the creation of the Unified Patent Court in Europe. He is a member of the Drafting Committee of the Rules of Procedure of this court.

Pierre Véron is the editor of Saisie-contrefaçon, a book published by the leading French publisher Dalloz (3nd edition 2012) and of Concise International and European Intellectual Property Law, published by Kluwer Law International (2nd edition 2011); he is also the author of
many publications on patent litigation and on industrial property law.(http://www.veron.com/publications.asp).


Thomas Bouvet
Thomas Bouvet

partner
Véron & Associés

Thomas Bouvet is an attorney-at-law specialized in patent litigation. He obtained an LL.M. in the USA and is a Doctor-at-law. Admitted to the Bar in 1996, he immediately joined Pierre Véron to practice patent litigation and is a partner of Véron & Associés since the creation of the firm in 2001.

Thomas' activity mainly relates to patent validity and patent infringement litigation in the fields of electronics, telecommunications, mechanics, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, media and biotechnologies. He has extensive experience in patent entitlement cases and in matters for the violation of trade secrets. Thomas also handled a large proportion of cases brought before the French courts for infringement of plant breeder’s rights. He defends employers in actions of compensation for employees’ inventions and regularly advises companies setting up appropriate policies in this respect. He arranged several customs actions.

Thomas lectures on patent litigation at EM Lyon School of Management and Centre Paul Roubier, in addition to speaking engagement for conferences. He is a member of AAPI, AIPPI (co-chair of special committee Q114 on “biotechnology including plant breeders’ rights”), GRAPI (currently President), EPLAW, CIOPORA and an administrator of Centre Paul Roubier. The firm is a member of IPO and of AIPLA. Thomas is the author of a doctoral thesis on “The Legal Protection of Vegetal Innovation”, and co-author of Saisie-contrefaçon, a book published by the leading French publisher Dalloz (3nd edition 2013) and of Droit et pratique des voies d’exécution published in the series Dalloz Action 2004-2005. He is also the author of the French chapter (and co-author of the UPC chapter) of the book Global Patent Litigation: How and Where to Win, published by Bloomberg BNA (2014).


Anna Sokołowska-Ławniczak
Anna Sokolowska

senior associate and patent attorney
Traple Konarki Podrecki i Wspólnicy

Anna Sokołowska-Ławniczak is a: patent attorney; member of the Polish Chamber of Patent Attorneys; Ph.D. graduate in law (Ph.D. in trade mark law, pursued in France – Lorraine University); and head of the industrial property and brand protection team at Traple Konarki Podrecki i Wspólnicy IP law firm. She supports and advises clients from various market sectors including fashion, design, new technologies, pharmaceuticals, and the food industry.

Sokołowska-Ławniczak has extensive experience and a strong background in dealing with legal disputes concerning  industrial property, unfair competition and copyrights, before both the Polish IP Office,  the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), and the national courts. She advises her clients in cases requiring in-depth knowledge of law as well as know-how in other fields, such as advertising, marketing and public relations. She manages the practical aspects of trade mark protection, such as the feasibility for registration of trade marks and other industrial property rights. She supervises complex projects focused on obtaining and maintaining the protection of IP rights.


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