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MIP IP Enforcement Forum 2016 - Speakers

October 5, Le Meridien Piccadilly, London


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Speakers will provide expert insights include:


Steve Rowan

Steve Rowan
Divisional director, trade marks and designs
UK Intellectual Property Office

Steve Rowan has over 24 years experience of working on all fields of intellectual property. These roles have covered leadership of large operational teams covering patents, trade marks and designs.

In addition to operational roles, Steve has many years of experience of working in the policy sphere, covering all IP rights including copyright and IP enforcement. This involved developing and implementing new policies and taking legislation through Parliament and providing support to Ministers. He also has experience of representing and negotiating on behalf of the UK at EU and international meetings and of developing bi-lateral relations.

Steve is currently responsible for the trade mark and designs division of the UK Intellectual Property Office. The division examines and registers trade mark and design applications, advises on domestic, European and international policy in this area and has a tribunal function deciding disputes including oppositions, revocation and invalidity proceedings. The division processes over 52,000 domestic trade mark applications each year and resolve over 2000 disputes.



Emily O'Neill

Emily O'Neill
IP & litigation counsel
Spectris

Emily leads the IP and litigation functions for the Spectris Group. Her team’s mission is to enhance IP productivity and drive sustainable competitive advantage.  Emily also leads or works within cross-functional teams (export control, information security and benefits) to review provision, manage risk, maintain compliance and reduce cost. Spectris is a FTSE 250 supplier of productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls. Headquartered in the UK with 8,300 people in more than 30 countries, our operating companies help to enhance our customers’ productivity by streamlining processes, saving time, increasing yield and improving quality.

Emily was named as a Corporate IP Star 2016. She is a member of the Law Society In-House Division Committee and is Secretary of the Enforcement Standing Committee of the AIPPI.


Duncan Hinnells

Duncan Hinnells
In-House Solicitor
Aston Martin

Duncan Hinnells is in-house solicitor at Aston Martin, and leads its IP team. 

Before training as a lawyer, Duncan completed both his undergraduate degree and doctorate (in the Philosophy of Music) at the University of Oxford, where he became Lecturer in Music at St Catherine's College.  Duncan subsequently retained at Nottingham Law School, completing its Legal Practice Course with Distinction.

After qualification, Duncan worked for many years in private practice, specialising in commercial and intellectual property matters, and completing a postgraduate diploma in commercial intellectual property law. Duncan joined Aston Martin in early 2010. His role there includes responsibility for all forms of IP, including copyright, designs, patents, and trade marks, and includes both contentious and commercial matters. Duncan has written numerous articles on IP protection and enforcement, and is in regular demand as a guest speaker and panellist, including among others, at INTA in Washington DC, May 2012, the Global Legal Post Luxury Law Summit in London in 2013, and at the Praxis Unico Conference in Cardiff 2014.  Duncan has a special interest in luxury brand protection and enforcement.



Michael Loch


head of intellectual property
GSMA

Michael Loch is the Head of Intellectual Property at GSMA. The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with almost 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors.
 
Michael is an English qualified solicitor with a BA Hon degree from the School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies, University of London. Following articles as a trainee solicitor at Charles Russell, Michael was a telecoms regulatory lawyer with Field Fisher Waterhouse. In 2000, he became the European in-house counsel for Genesis Telecommunications, a subsidiary for Alcatel. Following Alcatel, he was Senior Legal Counsel at Hitachi Data Systems. Before joining the GSMA, Michael was the Regional Counsel at Nokia for UK and Ireland.


Charlotte de Jouffroy

Charlotte de Jouffroy
Intellectual property counsel
Pernod Ricard

Charlotte provides general IP advice and support to brand companies and notably to Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouët, in the frame of further mutualisation with headquarters.


Noam Shemtov

Noam Shemtov
Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property and Technology Law
Queen Mary University of London

Dr Noam Shemtov is a Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property and Technology Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London. His interest areas include IP and the creative industries, IP and digitisation and Open Source Software. He has recently managed a team of researchers in a research project on Open Source licences funded by Microsoft.

Noam is the LLM course convener for Intellectual Property and the Creative Industries. He is the Director for specialist IP programmes: Certificate in Intellectual Property and the Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice. Noam is also a visiting lecturer at Univesidad de Alicante and at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.

Noam is a qualified solicitor both in the UK and in Israel.



JoAnna Emery

Joanna Emery
Intellectual property manager
Williams Grand Prix Engineering

JoAnna Emery is the Intellectual Property Manager for Williams Grand Prix Engineering Ltd based in Grove, UK and is responsible for the strategy and management of the company’s intellectual property portfolio.  She is a US educated intellectual property specialist and has been in the intellectual property profession since 1995. 

JoAnna has worked as a paralegal in the US and England in both corporate and private practice firms. She is a certified legal assistant specialist in intellectual property in the US and a Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals in the UK.



Leo Longauer

 Leo Longauer
director, global IP enforcement
Swarovski

Leo Longauer is Director Global IP Enforcement at Swarovski and as such responsible for the development and implementation of enforcement strategies for the Swarovski brand worldwide. He is managing the in-house enforcement team and is responsible for all global enforcement operations. Prior to joining Swarovski, Leo was Head of Group IP at UBS and head of a trademark examination team at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property. Leo holds a Master of Law degree from the University of Berne and an LLM in IP Law and Management from the University of Strasbourg (CEIPI).



Alec Cameron

Alec Cameron
Senior legal counsel
Telefónica

Alec Cameron is Senior Legal Counsel (Intellectual Property) for Telefónica S.A. (Telefónica is one of the world’s largest telecoms companies). He advises on all aspects of intellectual property law including I.P. portfolio management and contentious matters as well as I.P. issues relating to R&D, venture capital and the delivery of new digital products and services. He also advises on intellectual property issues relating to Telefónica’s corporate and commercial activities.

Alec has previously held senior legal positions within a number of leading international, technology led, media companies including Getty Images and The Associated Press. He started his legal career in private practice with Simmons & Simmons. He holds both an LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law from King’s College London and an M.A. Law from Pembroke College, Cambridge University.



Maria Lampert

Maria Lampert
Information expert, intellectual property
British Library

Maria Lampert joined the British Library in January 1993.

Maria finds working in the field of intellectual property interesting and enjoys meeting with inventors and innovators to help them work their way through the mine field that is IP. Maria believes that every successful inventor at the British Library is fantastic, but equally every person the Library prevents in wasting their money and their time on projects that are unlikely to succeed is equally important.

Maria's goal is to continue the work she does with the British Library and to continue to help innovators and SMEs in their quest for success.



Jane Hyndman

Jane Hyndman
Group General Counsel
Compact Media

Jane Hyndman joined Compact Media in 2012 and was appointed Group General Counsel in 2014.
 
Jane is an English qualified solicitor with over twenty years’ experience of advising clients in the media sector (both UK and international). She worked as Head of Legal for MirrorTel before holding similar roles with a Sony/Disney joint venture, Europe Movieco Partners Limited, ETV Media Group and API Group plc.
 
Jane has also consulted for a number of clients including international broadcasters and independent production companies. She has extensive knowledge and experience of the wide range of matters which affect both broadcasters and the independent production sector including acquisition of rights, contracts, licensing, production, Ofcom licensing and compliance, defamation, advertising and sponsorship.
 
Jane’s current focus is on supporting Compact and its clients on a wide range of copyright matters, including the recent EU Digital Single Market proposals and the impact of BREXIT for the creative industries



Roya Ghafele

Roya Ghafele
Director
OxFirst

Dr Ghafele has been the Director of OxFirst (Academic Network), a spin out from Oxford University since 2011. In addition she has held senior academic positions with Oxford University since 2008; following stints at Harvard and U.C. Berkeley. Prior to that she worked for 5 years as an Economist with the U.N.’s World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the OECD. She started her career with McKinsey, where she moved from a five year long experience as a ballet dancer.

Her Ph.D. was awarded the Theodor Koerner Research Prize by the President of the Republic of Austria. Dr. Ghafele was trained at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, the Sorbonne and Vienna University. She is fluent in German, English, French, Italian and Persian.

Specialties: IP valuation, IP driven growth, IP law and economics, IP & Open Innovation



Nick Kounoupias

 Nick Kounoupias
Chief Legal Counsel
ACID (Anti Copying in Design) 

Nick Kounoupias has been the chief legal counsel for Anti Copying in Design (ACID) since 2008 advising the organisation on the intellectual property aspects of design lobbying issues. In 2014 he, together with ACID's CEO Dids Macdonald, OBE., led the successful campaign on behalf of UK designers to recognise the intentional copying of registered designs as a criminal offence. In recognition of his contribution to the design industries Nick was appointed a Liveryman of the Worshipful Guild of Furniture Makers and a Freeman of the City of London.

Nick is an acknowledged pioneer in the international IP and  anti-piracy worlds, a UK solicitor and one of the best known names in the international anti-piracy world. He has practised across all the IP sectors since 1986 both in private practice and in house and during that time developed a formidable international reputation for his depth of IP knowledge and diverse strengths. Nick is also a fully accredited mediator and has conducted several mediations in the IP arena.

Nick is passionate about protecting intellectual property rights. He successfully lobbied for and helped draft the Copyright and Trade Mark (Offences and Enforcement) Act 2002 and the IP Act 2014 and for many years has passionately represented rights owners across the world campaigning for improvements to copyright, trade mark and designs laws.



Tony Thiaray

Tony Thiaray
Director of legal
London City Airport 


Simon Bourn

Simon Bourn
Head of litigation, enforcement and privacy
PRS for Music



Ruby Kakati

Ruby Kakati
Senior IP counsel
Lucozade Ribena Suntory



Anna Reid

Anna Reid
senior associate solicitor
D Young & Co

Anna advises a variety of UK and international clients across a number of sectors including: entertainment, leisure and fashion, FMCG, luxury goods, finance and gaming and provides contentious and strategic advice in relation to a wide range of IP matters including trade marks and passing off, anti-counterfeiting matters, copyright and designs. Anna has extensive experience in relation to opposition and cancellation proceedings before the EUIPO, the UKIPO, the General Court and the Court of Justice of the EU as well as in relation to litigation in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (formerly the Patents County Court) and High Court. She regularly handles domain name disputes (including filing Nominet, UDRP and INDRP complaints), social media related IP issues and anti-counterfeiting matters on behalf of clients, including filing and coordinating national and pan-EU customs applications, and liaising with customs authorities and other law enforcement bodies to seize counterfeit goods.
 
Anna trained at an international law firm and joined the Dispute Resolution & Legal Group in 2011.



Philip Cupitt

Philip Cupitt
Partner
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Philip Cupitt is a UK and European Patent Attorney, Higher Courts Litigator and a partner in Finnegan’s London office. Cupitt has helped companies to register their designs throughout the world, and has extensive experience of registering designs at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).  His practice also includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications, opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office (EPO), patent litigation, and freedom-to-operate investigations.  His technical experience includes software, electronics, telecommunications, medical devices, optics, mechanical engineering, and manufacturing.



Elizabeth Ferrill

Elizabeth Ferrill
Partner
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Elizabeth Ferrill is a partner in Finnegan’s Washington, D.C. office. She focuses her practice on all aspects of U.S. design patents, including prosecution, counseling, and litigation. She also has extensive experience in utility patent litigation in the areas of software- and hardware-related technologies.

Ferrill counsels clients who hold design patents as well as those accused of infringement. She has experience with consumer and industrial products, medical devices, transportation and construction vehicles, and graphical user interfaces and icons. She has prosecuted families of design patents before the USPTO, directed prosecution in foreign countries, and argued appeals before the PTAB. She also litigates design patent matters at the U.S. district court level that include trade dress claims. She has experience in discovery dispute resolution, expert and fact witness preparation and depositions, and settlement negotiations. Ferrill has particular interest in intellectual property issues related to 3D printing (additive manufacturing).


Peter Koch

Peter Koch
Director
Gowling WLG

Peter is a German qualified attorney at law and director with Gowling WLG in Munich, Germany. His particular focus is in patent litigation. He advises a range of clients, in particular in the medical devices, telecoms, household devices and energy sector. He has particular experience in enforcing IP rights by means of preliminary injunctions and inspection proceedings and at international trade fairs. Peter has recently been involved in various patent infringement and vindication proceedings in the high-tech and life science sectors. He has extensive experience of managing large cross-jurisdictional disputes, including before courts in the UK, Germany and the US.  Further, Peter advises on IP-relevant contractual matters, in particular licensing and matters of employee inventions law. Peter is a certified IP lawyer (Fachanwalt für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz) and gained an L.L.M. from Trinity College, Dublin.
 


Michael Moore

Michael Moore
Partner
Keltie

Mike has a broad academic background in chemistry, medicinal chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology and cellular biology. However, his experience reaches far beyond pure academic studies, having spent nine years in cutting-edge research in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology. He has authored many peer-reviewed publications and is a named inventor on many patents.

Before entering the patent profession, Mike spent two years at a successful start-up biotechnology and gene therapy company. This experience taught him the importance of developing a strong and commercially relevant intellectual property portfolio, especially to early stage companies.



Roland Mallinson

Roland Mallinson
Partner
Taylor Wessing

Roland is a partner in the IP & Media group and is head of the Brand Management practice in London. He has over 20 years' experience specialising in national and cross-border contentious and non-contentious "soft" IP matters, including trade mark, designs and copyright disputes and litigation, lookalikes, anti-counterfeiting, domain name and content infringements, trade mark clearance, prosecution, oppositions and strategic portfolio advice, comparative advertising and all types of commercial transactions involving these rights.



Dirk Wieddekind

Dirk Wieddekind
Partner
Taylor Wessing

Dirk Wieddekind is a member of the Trade Marks, Advertising & Designs practice area and of the Technology, Media & Communications industry group. He primarily advises media and technology companies and consumer goods manufacturers on all issues pertaining to IP and copyright law. One focus of his consultancy is on litigation in copyright, competition and trademark disputes. Moreover, Dirk advises clients on the drafting and conclusion of licensing agreements and on other IP-related transactions as well as on questions of press and media law. He also specialises in strategic counseling on advertising measures and trademark development.



Daniel Bennett

Daniel Bennett
CEO
Yellow Brand Protection

Daniel Bennett has held chief executive and senior management positions in global software, consulting and online services firms across Europe, Asia and North America.

In the late 1990s, Daniel was the UK founding partner of highly respected IP consulting firm Cogent IPC. He went on to launch the Digital Brand Services Division of Melbourne IT in the US, developing the company into a major global player. He has spent much of the last 10 years in the US, working in various executive positions within the Melbourne IT Group, before returning to the Digital Brand Services Division as Senior Vice President.

Daniel is considered one of the pioneers of the online brand protection industry in Europe. He is also a regular and passionate speaker on the evolving online threats to brand owners.

Daniel joined Yellow Brand Protection as CEO in 2014.



Stephen Robertson

Stephen Robertson
Head of IP strategy and valuation
Metis Partners

Acknowledged as one of the “World’s 300 Leading IP Strategists” by IAM Magazine, Stephen founded Metis Partners in 2003 to assist businesses with the maximisation of value from their IP assets. He has advised a range of enterprises including FTSE quoted companies, SMEs, global banks, insolvency practitioners and public sector organisations across Europe and the United States.

Stephen’s experience includes monetising IP assets, providing IP due diligence, delivering IP strategies, IP asset brokerage and IP asset valuation. He also provides expertise with IP commercialisation, using IP assets as security to restructure debt and IP infringement and invalidity. Stephen has 20 years’ experience in corporate finance and has worked in banking, business angel investment and the plc sectors. Stephen graduated with a degree in law before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte and Touche. He is currently Chairman of the Licensing Executives Society for Scotland and is a member of the LES Council for Britain and Ireland.

 

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