Sign up for our upcoming webinar – How to Obtain Patent Rights in Europe: Present & Future

We are pleased to announce that we will be presenting a webinar on January 13, 2017 with IPPH, “How to Obtain Patent Rights in Europe: Present & Future”. Sign up here to attend, the webinar will commence at 3pm local time in China and should last no more than 2 hours. We will be covering a variety of IP topics including:

  • An overview of the European Patenting processes, including Direct (Paris Convention) filing, PCT national stage entry and the European Patent Convention.
  • Procedural differences and cost comparisons across these filing methods.
  • Outlook for the Unitary Patent in 2017 and beyond.
  • Interpreting services including consecutive, simultaneous and whispered styles.

Speakers include:

Reinhard Ottway – Chief Executive Officer of RWS Group

Reinhard was appointed as CEO in January 2012 having joined RWS in 1993 to develop the Group’s patent translation and search business in Germany. In 2000, he went on to become a key member of the executive team, playing a pivotal role in the expansion of the Group’s business in Europe, America and Asia. He also led the establishment of RWS in China.

Reinhard has lectured in the US and in Japan on patent searching and the European patenting system. Before joining RWS, Reinhard worked as a translator and searcher at a patent attorney firm in Germany.

Andy Cloughley –Patent Attorney Litigator, European Patent Attorney, a Chartered Patent Attorney and a European Trade Mark Attorney

Andy joined UK patent firm Miller Stuart Kenyon in 1998 and has been Managing Director since 2004. As well as handling day-to-day prosecution before the EPO and the UKIPO, Andy is experienced in contentious work, including litigation in Europe (in particular in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland) and the US.  He acts for clients before the EPO Boards of Appeal, in addition to Opposition and Examining Divisions.  He also undertakes due diligence and provides strategy advice to clients.

Andy handles a wide variety of primarily electrical and mechanical subject matter. Andy has lectured extensively in the UK, Europe (including France and Germany) and Japan, covering various aspects of UK and European intellectual property law.  Andy has trained several attorneys within the firm and has given seminars for trainee attorneys at other firms.


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