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In this session Louis-Pierre Gravelle, our Focus-45 Moderator, discusses IP in Music with Iain Russell.

Iain Russell

Iain Russell
Russell IP

I am an entrepreneurial patent attorney, specialising in high tech (especially telecommunications) patent work. 

I literally wrote the book on passing the UK patent drafting exam and run a training programme for that. I also run a training programme for the European patent drafting exam. In total, I’ve helped 800+ trainee patent attorneys to pass their patent drafting exams.

I was awarded the highest mark out of almost 700 candidates in the year that I passed the European amendment exam and had my answer published as the model answer. I run a training programme for the European amendment exam, and I set one of the UK amendment papers.

I’m an inventor in my own right, having also set up and run several businesses myself. This isn’t a textbook exercise for me; I’ve gone through the process myself so I know what to look out for from a commercial perspective.

I’ve always been fascinated with innovation and I became familiar with patent law when my dad’s company went through the patent process. He always encouraged me to pursue it so, after he passed, I set up Russell IP, keeping the family name to honour my dad and his brilliant work.

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Louis-Pierre Gravelle, FICPI webinar host

Louis-Pierre Gravelle is Partner at Bereskin & Parr in Canada and Vice President of FICPI's Practice Management Committee.

He specialises in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications and providing patentability, validity, infringement and right to manufacture opinions in the fields of electricity, telecommunications, mechanical and information technology. He is a registered patent agent in Canada and in the United States (1998).

Louis-Pierre is involved in due diligence matters and managing patent portfolios. He is also involved in strategic counselling for start-ups, small, medium and large-sized businesses.

A member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), Louis-Pierre was called to the Québec Bar in 1995. He is also a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ). Louis-Pierre Gravelle is past-chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and past co-president of the Joint Liaison Committee – Patents between the Patent office and IPIC. He is a Councillor for FICPI Canada.

He is listed in the IAM Patents 1000, and has been since 2012. Louis-Pierre is often called upon to speak on a variety of IP-related topics, at local and international conferences and events.


CPD/CLE certificates can be provided.

There is no charge to attend this webinar.

FICPI members and guests are welcome.