Partners from EIP will chair and host panel discussions at MIP European Patent Forum 2019 events on 24 and 26 September.
Gary Moss and Matt Jones will chair the Paris and Munich events respectively. At both events, EIP will host a panel discussion entitled “Strategic considerations when planning and enforcing your international patents”. Kathleen Fox-Murphy will moderate the panel discussion in both cities, with Christof Höhne as speaker in Paris and Isabelle Schaller joining the session in Munich.
This will be the sixth year of the MIP European Patent Forum and will see more than 100 senior patent professionals gather in each location to share ideas and experiences on filing, managing and litigating patent portfolios.
EIP will host an event for members of the IPSoc at our London office on 25 September.
IPSoc is a society dedicated to junior IP practitioners and organises a mixture of social and education events. The Autumn social is invite-only for IPSoc members and will feature a presentation by Justin Turner QC on "Injunctive Relief & Arrow Declarations in Patent Actions". It will be followed by drinks and networking.
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EIP continues to build its German presence with the hire of Florian Schmidt-Bogatzky from Bird & Bird, who will join as partner on 1st August.
A key focus of Florian's work is electronics patent litigation – during his 14-year career at Bird & Bird he has participated in landmark litigation for Nokia and Broadcom both on the implementation and SEP-side.
He is also active in patent litigation in other sectors, having recently represented child seat manufacturer HTS Be Safe in several patent infringement litigations.
EIP’s German office now has three partners and three associates.
“With his skillset, Florian is a perfect addition to the German EIP team,” said Christof Höhne, head of the Düsseldorf office, who previously worked with Florian at Bird & Bird.
Gary Moss, Head of EIP Legal, said: “I am delighted to have Florian join the firm with his extensive patent litigation and SEP experience. Florian’s hire is another example of the firm’s recent growth and commitment to the German market.”
Tributes have been paid to a good friend of EIP, Mr Justice Henry Carr, following his death on 19 July.
When at the bar Henry Carr represented EIP’s client, Visto Corporation, in its patent dispute with Research in Motion (BlackBerry). Following his elevation to the Bench Henry was the Judge in several actions which EIP brought on behalf of its clients Unwired Planet and Conversant.
Gary Moss, head of EIP Legal, said: “Henry Carr had a fine legal brain and was able to cut through the issues to get to the heart of the dispute very rapidly. He possessed a very pleasant demeanour and was always ready with a joke or quip so as to lighten the atmosphere. It was a pleasure to have a case before him even when he found against you. He will be sadly missed and his untimely death is a significant loss to the UK patent community.”