The IP Federation has appointed a new Secretary, David England, effective 1 June 2010.
David England is a qualified UK and European patent attorney with 25 years' experience gained at Reckitt & Colman, Astra Pharmaceuticals and BTG International. During his career, he has worked extensively on the creation, defence and licensing of intellectual property (mainly patents, but also designs and trade marks), and has represented his employers on both the Patents and Designs Committees of the IP Federation. He served as a member of the UK Government's WIPO Patents Focus Group from its inception to its demise. In his spare time, he sings with the highly-regarded BBC Symphony Chorus, performing regularly at venues including the Barbican and the Royal Albert Hall.
We are delighted that David has agreed to join the staff of the IP Federation. His extensive practical knowledge of IP and his academic background (Cambridge degree in Natural Sciences) make him well qualified to take the Federation forward at the start of its 10th decade of representing the IP interests of industry. He can be contacted at the Federation from early June an David.England@ipfederation.com