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FICPI, The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys

FICPI Webinar Series “Connect, Share & Grow” // Protecting confidential IP advice

Event Information

Location: Webinar, 13:00 Paris Time,

Date: 28th October 2020

Hosted by: FICPI

Organiser Email: events@ficpi.org

Online Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cBSZQ5WITDeJCn-szxDagQ


Join us at 12 noon (London time), 1pm (Paris/Central European Time) on Wednesday 28 October 2020 for a live Webinar, the third in FICPI's new webinar series “Connect, Share & Grow”, designed by FICPI's Study & Work Committee and Professional Excellence Committee.

This session is open to all interested parties, whether or not FICPI members.  

Webinar // Protecting confidential IP advice 

Join us on Wednesday 28th October for our webinar ‘Protecting confidential IP advice'.


Swarup Kumar, Chair of FICPI’s Study & Work Group (CET) 7 on IP enforcement and alternate dispute resolution and Partner at Remfry & Sagar in India, will introduce and moderate this session. 


  • Michael Caine, Vice President of FICPI’s Study & Work Committee (CET) and Principal at Davies Collison Cave in Australia.
  • Greg Chambers, President of FICPI’s Statutes Committee and Partner at Philips Ormonde Fitzpatrick in Australia. 
  • Kim Finnilä, Assistant Reporter for FICPI’s Study & Work Committee (CET) and Partner at Berggren in Finland.
  • R. Danny Huntington, FICPI President of Honour and Partner at Rothwell Figg in the US.

In this session on client-attorney-privilege, we’ll cover a brief history of efforts around privilege in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and United States; and internationally within WIPO’s Standing Committee on Patents and Group B+ to provide an effective system for protecting confidential IP advice from forcible disclosure. We’ll also have an update on the work of Group B+ and the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents developments, the AIPPI resolution and FICPI’s work in this area. 

We’ll discuss thorny issues such as the typical lack of cross-border provisions for privilege and moves towards minimum standards of confidentiality and privilege. 

This is part of FICPI’s “Connect, Share & Grow” webinar series focusing on topics from FICPI’s Work and Study Committee and the Professional Excellence Committee. We hope you will join us for some or all of our 16-part Wednesday free webinar series running into 2021, that will showcase the active role that FICPI takes in promoting the IP profession around the globe.

There will be the opportunity to ask questions throughout this interactive session.  

These webinars are eligible for CLE/CPD certificates of attendance. If a certificate of attendance is required, please contact events@ficpi.org.

Please share the details of this webinar with your friends and colleagues.      

Joining instructions:

Please click here to register for the webinar. 

To enjoy the full experience via the Zoom platform, join from a PC/laptop/tablet or smartphone.  We suggest joining the meeting 5 minutes beforehand to iron out any access or audio queries.

The recording will be made available on the FICPI website shortly after the session.

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