Total Documents: 31


IP Federation biographies 2019–2020

Document No: PUB 20g/19 Posted: 20 January 2020

Suzanne Oliver, President

Suzanne is a UK Chartered Patent Attor­ney and European Patent Attorney, as well as a Chartered Engineer. She has over 15 years of experience in patents, having entered the profession after working for a number of years as an engin­eer for Nortel Networks; she has a master’s degree in electronics from the University of York. Suzanne has represented Arm on the Council of the IP Federation since 2013 and she supports a wide range of IP strategy, patent and trade mark manage­ment issues for Arm. Suzanne was in­volved in Arm, and a founder mem­ber of ORoPO, the world’s first open patent register. In 2016, Suzanne joined the launch panel for the inaugural “Women in IP” networking event, as a part of the UK’s “IP Inclusive” initiative. She is also one of Managing Intellectual Property’s Corporate IP Stars for 2019.

IP Inclusive

Document No: PUB 20f/19 Posted: 20 January 2020
Throughout the 2018/2019 period, IP Inclusive has gone from strength to strength, with increased awareness and recognition across the IP Professions, the establishment of a number of new Communities and the introduction of regional networks. The IP Federation is a member of IP Inclusive Management (IPIM), the governing body that over­sees everything done under the IP Inclusive banner, with Carol Arnold from the IP Federation in the role of Secretary. In January 2019 Richard Goddard, President of CITMA, became Chairman of IPIM.

IP Federation Data Privacy Policy – members

Document No: PUB 2/19 Posted: 21 October 2019
The Federation collects, processes, and uses data relating to representation of members of the Federation, past or potential membership of the Federation or appointment as policy advisor or consultant. We also collect data on individuals who visit our website. The data we hold on individuals typically includes:
  1. Contact details such as names, job title, employer name, office addresses, telephone and fax numbers, email and website addresses.
  2. Financial data provided by individuals to enable reimbursement of expenses by the Federation such as bank account name, number and sort code.
  3. Activity data on member representatives or policy advisors relating to participation in meetings or committees or any offices or positions held.
  4. Personnel data: where appropriate the Federation records data about the people we employ, have employed or otherwise worked with, either directly or in the capacity of contractors or consultants.
  5. Website and communication data relating to use of our website.
  6. Data about your communications with us.

IP Federation Data Privacy Policy – employees

Document No: PUB 1/19 Posted: 21 October 2019
The Federation collects, processes, and uses data on employees typically relating to:
  1. Contact details such as names, job title, home addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses.
  2.  Bank details such as bank account name, number and sort code to enable payment of salaries and related payments.
  3. Contracts of employment including working hours, annual salary, potential and actual bonuses and any other payments made.
  4. Attendance records, annual leave and performance reviews.
  5. Sickness records and any reasons given for sickness absence.
  6. Any disciplinary proceedings, formal or informal.

IP Federation biographies 2017–2018

Document No: PUB 20d/18 Posted: 12 September 2018
James is a UK Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney, and has a Masters in IP litigation. He has over 20 years of experience in patents, having joined the patent profession directly after obtaining a degree in chemistry from the University of Oxford. James has rep­resented Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) on the Council of the IP Federation since 2013, and previously served on the IP Fed­eration patent com­mittee. He is an inaugural industry member in the IAM list of the World’s 300 Leading IP Strategists. James has worked on a range of subject areas in the pharma­ceu­tical and biotechnological sectors. He is also a member of the IP Committees of BusinessEurope, the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA). He lives and works in the UK. In life outside MSD, he is an active Christian and a member of an evangelical church. He also enjoys teaching science to his daughter, exploring England and reading good books.

IP Inclusive

Document No: PUB 20e/18 Posted: 12 September 2018
Following a proposal from Andrea Brewster in early 2015, IP Inclusive was officially launched at the end of November 2015 with the support of the Founding Organisations – CIPA, CITMA, IP Federation and FICPI-UK – and of the UK IPO, and 12 Charter signatories. Now IP Inclusive stands at 125 Charter signatories coming from all areas of the IP world, who thereby make a public commitment to the IP Inclusive principles of equality, diversity and inclusion. IP Inclusive has recently won the 2018 memcom membership excellence award for “Best Equality or Diversity Campaign” to add to the 2017 Managing IP award for Corporate Social Responsibility and to the OBE awarded to Andrea Brewster from last year. The memcom judges were looking for “evidence of a clear strategy / defined target audience” and “a practical and uncompromising campaign delivering lasting impact”. We very much hope the latter will be fulfilled.

IP Industrial Strategy – Call for Views

Document No: PUB 20f/18 Posted: 12 September 2018
Following previous HMG consultations in 2012 and 2016 in this area, we can now report that HMG launched a further consultation on its plans for an “ambitious new Industrial Strategy” in October 2017.  The IP Federation among others have positively engaged in this process. We welcome HMG’s continued firm commitment to encouraging innovation, and particularly collaboration and commercialisation relating to innovation. While we continue to support all HMG initiatives which are designed to achieve these goals for all innovators, such initiatives should be properly coordinated across HMG departments and agencies, developed in close consultation with large and small businesses, and supported by economic impact assessments. These should also support the wider UK prosperity agenda. (See also our previous policy papers PP 9/12, PP 6/16 and PP 8/17 in this regard.) Having considered the example proposals in the latest consultation document, we have offered the following specific comments.

IP Federation biographies 2016–2017

Document No: PUB 20H/17 Posted: 30 August 2017

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.

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