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05 - 09 Nov 2020

This is a year when we are all adapting and innovating to meet the challenges of the global public health crisis.  FICPI has been using technology very successfully to connect our global community, promote the sharing of knowledge and have members support each other with new learnings and opportunities.
Now we are going one step further.

Our biggest meeting of the year, the 2020 Virtual Open Forum, will have all the great thought-provoking speakers and content of our usual conferences.

It will even feature social gatherings and fun events.

However, you will be able to participate without leaving your home or office.
For 2020, the Open Forum is going to be a virtual two-day event.

For now, keep the dates clear on your calendar – Wednesday 4 & Thursday 5 November. 

In the near future, we will have more details about the Forum – and information about a series of educational and entertaining online meetings for FICPI members that begin in September.

Thank you for your continued support and contributions to making the global FICPI community the best of its kind.


Event Title FICPI 19th Virtual Open Forum
Session: Day 1
Attendee List
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Breakout 1 Patents // Breaking news from around the world
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Alexander Wyrwoll, Aaron Hurvitz, Mariana Mostardeiro, Sterling Fillmore, Harald Nemec
Breakout 1 Trade Marks // Sweeping examiners off their feet
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Sanjukta Tole, Sarah Darby, Leslie Lott, Rachel Zhang
Breakout 1 IP Practice Management // IP Valuation
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Ian Gill, Julie Barrett & Tim Heberden
Breakout 2 Patents - Artificial Intelligence in patent examination
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Brett Slaney, Matthew Such, Argyrios Bailas, Senbon Jensuke
Breakout 2 Trade Marks // Trade mark in crisis
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Lars Thyresson & Mats Urde
Breakout 2 IP Practice Management // Who’s hiding around the corner?
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Louis-Pierre Gravelle, Hans Neilsen, Linda Biel, Karl Rackette
Session: Day 2
Plenary 2 Arguing subject matter eligibility at the PTAB and in oral proceedings at the EPO.
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Danny Huntington, MaryAnne Armstrong, Jill Browning, Lora Green, Marion Trommsdorff, Nick Sutcliffe, Stefan Gross
EP Fact Pattern Part 1
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EP Fact Pattern Part 2
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US Fact Pattern
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