FICPI’s Professional Excellence Committee (known as PEC) focuses on how intellectual property attorneys do business as IP firms and thus complements the work carried out by FICPI’s Study and Work Committee (known by its French acronym, CET), which looks at the laws and the offices that we deal with daily.

PEC was established in 2008 to deal with matters of professional practice, with the objective of maintaining the standards of the IP profession to the highest level and further developing them, in addition to FICPI committees focusing on patent and trade mark issues already in FICPI.

PEC aims to provide information and guidance to FICPI members about practice management, to support firms in their everyday business life and development.

Therefore, PEC organises the Practice Management stream of FICPI’s educational meetings, such as its Open Forums, including sessions on the profession as a business. 

PEC takes the lead in matters of continuing professional development, the promotion of standards and best practices, and the profession as a business. PEC helps by identifying trends in the profession and IP marketplace as well as challenges in the profession, and offers targeted advice.

It also deals with practical issues relating to IP asset management, IP valuation, litigation insurance and the like.
PEC is organised into working groups and any member is free to raise any issue that might be of concern to them and of interest to other firms.

Some of the current PEC working groups are:

  • Reaction against the new competition from service providers (BRACE)
  • Pricing methods and fee structure
  • IP valuation
  • IP practice management benchmarking questionnaire
  • Best practices when automating workflow in an IP firm
  • Profit generation in IP firms

PEC has also produced publications such as “Guidelines for Communications between IP Firms” and its “Report on Six Sigma Projects in IP Law Firms”. FICPI's library of IP Practice Management Guides is available to all members. 

Any member of FICPI is welcome to join PEC, share their knowledge and experience, present on a specific topic, or raise any current issue and discuss it with colleagues who might encounter the same concerns.

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6th April PEC webinar - tools for the digital nomad

Posted by Anne Lévy
Mon, 04/04/2022 - 17:39
Featuring Louis Lagler, a Vice President of FICPI's Professional Excellence Committee and Partner at Rentsch Partner in Switzerland
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President
Name Company Country Contact
Ms. Anne Lévy
Cabinet Brandon IP
France
Vice-President
Name Company Country Contact
Mr. Louis Lagler
RENTSCH PARTNER AG
Switzerland
Mr. Louis-Pierre Gravelle
Bereskin & Parr
Canada
Member
Name Company Country Contact
Sunita K. Sreedharan
SKS Law Associates
India
Mr. Luiz Leonardos
Luiz Leonardos e Advogados
Brazil
Stephen G. Krouzecky
Australia
Mr. Chris Bird
FPA Patent Attorneys
Australia
Dipl.-Phys. Dr.-Ing. LL.M. Karl Heinz Rackette
RACKETTE Patentanwälte PartG mbB
Germany
Dipl.-Chem. Dr. rer. nat. Gerold Fiesser
Mathys & Squire Europe LLP
Germany
Mr. Alexandre Abecassis
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Canada
Mr. Felipe Claro
Claro y Cia.
Chile
Ms. Ana Silva Jardim
Luiz Leonardos e Advogados
Brazil
Mr. Benjamin J. Thompson
THOMPSON ASSOCIATES
Malaysia
Mr. André Werner
Troesch Scheidegger Werner AG
Switzerland
Peter H. Huntsman
Marquette IP
Australia
Ms. Maria Malburg
Dannemann, Siemsen, Bigler & Ipanema Moreira
Brazil
Ms. Mireia Curell Aguilà
Curell-Suñol SLP
Spain
Mr. Marc Levieils
Regimbeau
France
Mr. Steven H. Leach
Ridout & Maybee LLP
Canada
Ms. Neha Chugh
IPR International Services
India
Dipl.-Phys. Jürgen Buchhold
Patentanwälte Olbricht, Buchhold, Keulertz Partnerschaft mbB
Germany
Ms. Lisa J. Moyles
Moyles IP, LLC
United States
Mr. Ian Gill
AA Thornton & Co.
United Kingdom
Mr. Barış Atalay
Alfa Patent Stan Advoka Ltd. Co
Turkey
Mr. Michael Liebetanz
Isler & Pedrazzini AG
Switzerland
Mr. William Hammond
Cabinet Hammond & Cie.
France
Mr. Didier Intès
Cabinet Beau de Loménie
France
Ms. Wen Cao
NTD Patent Attorneys
China
Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. M.S. (MIT) Patrick Erk
Grünecker Patent- und Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB
Germany
Mr. Guillaume De La Bigne
Cabinet LLR
France
Mr. Christian Schieber
Griffith Hack Lawyers
Australia
Altacit Global
India
Samar A. Al-Labbad
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org)
Egypt
Mr. Iván Poli
Marval O'Farrell & Mairal
Argentina
Qiong (Gloria) Wu
Kangxin Partners, P.C.
China
Dipl.-Chem. Dr. rer. nat. Ruth Christophersen
Christophersen & Partner Partnerschaft mbB Patentanwälte
Germany
Mr. Arild Tofting
Protector IP Consultants AS
Norway
Mr. Martin Bensadon
Marval O'Farrell & Mairal
Argentina
Mr. Vikrant Rana
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
India
R. Danny Huntington
Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
United States
Xiaoyue (Shelley) Zheng
Advance China IP Law Office (Beijing)
China
Dipl.-Phys. Dr. rer. nat. Malte Köllner
Köllner & Partner mbB, Patentanwälte
Germany
Mr. Young-Wook Ha
Ha & Ha Patent Office
Korea, Republic of
Mr. Yuri (Yury) Kuznetsov
Gorodissky & Partners
Russian Federation
Mr. Christoph Müller
Hepp Wenger Ryffel AG
Switzerland
Mr. Philip Mendes Da Costa
Bereskin & Parr
Canada
Ms. Ximena Castellanos
Castellanos & Co
Colombia
Mr. Yoshihiro Ichii
ICHII INTERNATIONAL I.P. Firm
Japan
Jing (Lina) Xu
Dragon Intellectual Property Law Firm
China
Mr. Michał Sosnowski
Sulima Grabowska Sierzputowska
Poland
Mr. Marek Łazewski
LDS Łazewski Depo & Partners
Poland
Alain M. Leclerc
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin
Canada
Mr. Thomas Sundien
Zacco A/S
Denmark
Mr. Daniel R. Collopy
Spruson & Ferguson Pte Ltd
Singapore
Ms. Taeko Kunugi
Kunugi & Kunugi International Patent Office
Japan
Dipl.-Biol. Dr. rer. nat. Hendrik Wichmann
Wuesthoff & Wuesthoff, Patentanwälte PartG mbB
Germany
Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Felix Christopher Grosse
GROSSE SCHUMACHER KNAUER von HIRSCHHAUSEN
Germany
Mr. Jim Piper
Pipers Patent Attorneys
New Zealand
Mr. Jean-Yves Plaçais
Cabinet Netter
France
Katie Wang
Aventum IP Law LLP
Canada
Ms. Sini-Maaria Mikkilä
Boco IP Oy Ab
Finland
Mr. Peter Puchberger
Puchberger & Partner Patentanwälte
Austria
Mr. Kazuaki Takami
Takewa International Patent Office
Japan
Leif L. Nielsen
Patrade A/S
Denmark
Mr. Jérôme Collin
Regimbeau
France
Ms. Ena Pugatsch
Dr. Reinhold Cohn & Partners
Israel
Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Paul Alexander Wacker
Germany
Dipl.-Chem. Dr. rer. nat. Christoph Schreiber
dompatent v. Kreisler Selting Werner - Partner- schaft v. Patentanwälten und Rechtsanwälten mbB
Germany
Mr. Ahmad Saleh
Al Tamimi & Co.
United Arab Emirates
Shauna M.A. Paul
MacRae & Co.
Canada
Mr. Folke Johansson
Papula-Nevinpat
Finland
Ms. Hetal Kushwaha
Marks & Clerk LLP
Canada
Gabriella Modiano
Dr. Modiano & Associati S.p.A.
Italy
Mr. Jeffrey Mclean
Deacons
Hong Kong
Mr. Bastiaan H. Koster
Von Seidels
South Africa
Mr. Pierre Kihn
Office Freylinger S.A.
Luxembourg
BRACE
Name Company Country Contact
Mr. Ian Gill
AA Thornton & Co.
United Kingdom
Dipl.-Phys. Dr.-Ing. LL.M. Karl Heinz Rackette
RACKETTE Patentanwälte PartG mbB
Germany
Shauna M.A. Paul
MacRae & Co.
Canada
Mr. Louis-Pierre Gravelle
Bereskin & Parr
Canada
Xiaoyue (Shelley) Zheng
Advance China IP Law Office (Beijing)
China
Mr. Vikrant Rana
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
India
Ms. Lisa J. Moyles
Moyles IP, LLC
United States
Mr. Chris Bird
FPA Patent Attorneys
Australia
Sunita K. Sreedharan
SKS Law Associates
India
Mr. Steven H. Leach
Ridout & Maybee LLP
Canada
Dipl.-Chem. Dr. rer. nat. Ruth Christophersen
Christophersen & Partner Partnerschaft mbB Patentanwälte
Germany
United Kingdom
Ms. Anne Lévy
Cabinet Brandon IP
France
Dipl.-Phys. Dr. rer. nat. Malte Köllner
Köllner & Partner mbB, Patentanwälte
Germany
Mr. Philip Mendes Da Costa
Bereskin & Parr
Canada
Ms. Ximena Castellanos
Castellanos & Co
Colombia
Mr. Yuri (Yury) Kuznetsov
Gorodissky & Partners
Russian Federation
Dipl.-Chem. Dr. rer. nat. Jobst Wibbelmann
Wuesthoff & Wuesthoff, Patentanwälte PartG mbB
Germany
Katie Wang
Aventum IP Law LLP
Canada