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James Horgan is a qualified UK and European Patent Attorney with nearly 30 years of experience of IP work gained in private practice, Fisons plc and Pfizer Limited. He has represented his employers on both the patent committee and Council of the IP Federation for many of those years. His career has mostly been spent in the pharmaceutical field, obtaining and defending patent protection for new products globally. He gained a first degree in chemistry with biochemistry from Oxford University in 1987, and an LLM in IP litigation from Nottingham Trent University in 2009.
He was President of the IP Federation from 2010 to 2012.
In his spare time, James enjoys spending time with friends and family, walking, cycling and sailing.
Joint Brexit note providing a short list of the biggest areas where UK government action is necessary to ensure continuity and certainty of IP law and to prevent disruption both to undertakings which use IP services and IP service providers. Key recommendations are made in the following areas:
- Continuation of EU-derived IP rights.
- Unitary Patent / Unified Patent Court Agreement.
- Exhaustion of rights.
- Rights of representation.
- Mutual recognition of judgments.
and written or supported by the following organisations that represent the main UK IP professions, including IP solicitors, IP barristers, chartered patent attorneys, and chartered trade mark attorneys:
- Law Society of England and Wales
- Intellectual Property Bar Association
- Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
- Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys
- IP Federation
IP Federation accounts 31 December 2016: Annual Report and Unaudited Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2016
The IP Federation is committed to promoting diversity and to providing equal opportunities for all staff and job applicants. We acknowledge the unique contribution that all individuals can make. We do not discriminate against staff on the basis of their gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, maternity, paternity, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability, age or any other inappropriate or irrelevant criteria or distinction. We aim to create an inclusive working environment in which all individuals are able to fulfil their potential and make use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment, and in which all decisions are based on merit.
IP Federation accounts 31 December 2015: Director's Report and Unaudited Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2015
The Indian Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has constituted an IPR Think Tank to draft a National Intellectual Property Policy and to advise DIPP on IPR (intellectual property rights) issues. The Indian Government has been consulting on the National Intellectual Property Policy, and the first official draft was released by DIPP on 25 December 2014.
In its response, policy paper 2/15, the IP Federation first observed that the Think Tank notes that an objective of the Draft IPR Policy should be to “guide and enable all creators and inventors to realize their potential for generating, protecting and utilizing IP which would contribute to wealth creation, employment opportunities and business development.” It also aims to “foster predictability, clarity and transparency in the entire IP regime in order to provide a secure and stable climate for stimulating inventions and creations, and augmenting research, trade, technology transfer and investment.”