6 January 2021 // Protecting Confidential IP Advice - Divisional applications

First broadcast on 6 January 2021

In this webinar speakers from various jurisdictions advised how local rules governing divisional applications may hinder the scope of claims that may be sought in a divisional application. 

The presentation will be based on a business case and how the claims that may be sought in a divisional application may differ in different jurisdictions.

Moderated by Jerome Collin, Partner and International Director of Regimbeau in France, member of FICPI's Professional Excellence Committee & Chair of FICPI's Study & Work Group on International Patent Matters (CET 3).


  • Philip Mendes da Costa, Partner and Leader of the Mechanical & Industrial Processes practice group of Bereskin & Parr, LLP in Canada; and President of FICPI Financial Advisory Board
  • Andrew Meikle, Partner at Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP in the US, specialising in in the areas of organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, pharmaceutical chemistry, and mechanical design.
  • Katsumori Iseki, an IP lawyer at CP Japan IP Attorneys in Japan. His expertise includes patents, industrial designs and copyright counselling, licensing and IP-related agreements.

This event was part of FICPI’s “Connect, Share & Grow” webinar series focusing on topics from FICPI’s Work and Study Committee and the Professional Excellence Committee. 

This webinar is eligible for CLE/CPD certificates of attendance. If a certificate of attendance is required, please contact [email protected].