Total Documents: 56


IP Owners Step up to the Plate

Document No: PUB 20J/20 Posted: 01 February 2021
How large IP owning businesses have shared their most valuable assets to help combat Covid-19 The centenary of the IP Federation could hardly have come at a more challenging and difficult time for the economy. In the past, it has been asserted that intellectual property rights are unhelpful in times of crisis, when technological cooperation is most called for. However, the reaction of the UK's biggest IP owning businesses to the current crisis could not paint a more different picture. A combination of continuing innovation and the sharing of hard-earned rights, the result of so much investment of time, money and resources, is being used to combat the challenges facing our society as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. That sharing has taken many different forms and encompassed many differ­ent intellectual property rights. Companies have literally opened their books and shared complex technical drawings, tools, data and know-how. Highly qualified personnel have been mobilised across different companies to ensure that this cooperation is effective in the achievement of key goals. Vital innovation has been pooled and shared to enable rapid progress in technology and pharmaceutical developments. The help, innovation and cooperation of IP Federation member companies in support of those handling the Covid-19 crisis has taken many different forms.

IP Federation Trade Mark Committee

Document No: PUB 20O/20 Posted: 01 February 2021
2020 has been an active year for the Trade Mark Committee. We began the year with a committee meeting at Norton Rose Fulbright, with the fabulous views of the City that firm has. Ironically, I encouraged the group to “attend the next meeting in person” as we were due to have Darren Meale of Simmons & Simmons attend to demonstrate his trade mark comparison AI tool, Rocketeer™. Little did I know at that point that we wouldn’t be meeting in person, or indeed coming to the City at all, for the rest of the year. The UK’s departure from the EU has of course continued to be of crucial importance to trade mark owners in industry, especially with the end of the transition period looming, and has taken up a significant amount of the committee’s time. Among the topics we have considered are addresses for service (see another article in this publication for more detail); EU trade mark (EUTM) to UK trade mark conversion and the potential for duplication as a result; and approaches that members will take to EUTM filing after the end of the transition period. It has been helpful to share our approaches and perspectives on these complex topics and I hope that the results have been of merit for preparing our respective organisations for the UK’s new relationship with the EU.

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 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 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.
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