At the end of each term of office, a FICPI member who has served on the Bureau, as an elected Councillor or as a president of a committee, and is not continuing in another elected role, is elected by the Executive Committee as a Member of Honour. 

FICPI could not function without the tireless hard work of these individuals, to whom FICPI is grateful. 

Non-members may also be elected as Members of Honour as a token of FICPI's appreciation for their contributions to FICPI's work. 

Name Company Name Country
Ivan Ahlert Dannemann Siemsen
Brazil

Served as Vice President of the CET from 2012-2018, President of FICPI for the 2018-2022 term

Dr. José-Luís Arnaut CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut
Portugal

President of EUCOF, 2006-2009.

Mr. David Bannerman  
United Kingdom

David Bannerman served as President of the CET for three consecutive terms from 2000-2009 and President of the Statutes Committee from 2009-2015.

Mr. Gustavo Barbosa  
Brazil

Assistant Secretary General, 2015-2018.

gustavo barbosa
Mr. Charles Berman FB Rice
Australia

President of the Contact Commission, 2015-2018

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Hendrik Jan Brookhuis EP&C
Netherlands

Admissions Committee President 2015-2021.

Mr. David Carmichael  
Australia

Former Leader of the SEAD Course.

Mr. Gregory Chambers Philips Ormond Fitzpatrick
Australia

Statutes President 2015-2022

Mr. Marc Chauchard  
France

Marc Chauchard served as FICPI Treasurer General from 2006-2022.

Ms. Ella Cheong ELLALAN
Hong Kong

Former Elected Councillor.

Mr. Philip A. Coyle F. R. Kelly & Co.
Ireland

Philip Coyle served as President of the Admissions Commission from 2003 to 2015. Prior to that he served as Reporter General of the CET from 1994 to 2003. 

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Dr. François Curchod  
Switzerland

As a non-member, Dr Curchod of WIPO was appointed as a Member of Honour by the Executive Committee for his valuable contributions to FICPI. 

Dott. Fabrizio De Benedetti Societá Italiana Brevetti S.p.A.
Italy

Elected Member of Council, 2003-2012.

Dott.ssa Delfina Domenighetti-Fiammenghi Fiammenghi - Fiammenghi
Italy

Assistant Secretary General, 1991-1997.

Dr. Patrick P. Erk Grünecker Patent- und Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB
Germany

President of Professional Excellence Committee 2015-2021

Mr. Chris Everitt  
United Kingdom

Chris Everitt served as President of the CET for two consecutive terms from 1994 to 2000. 

Hon. Judge Michael Fysh SC QC  
United Kingdom

As a non-member, Judge Michael Fysh was appointed as a Member of Honour by the Executive Committee for his numerous appearances at FICPI conferences as a speaker. 

Barry Graham  
United States

Served as Vice President of the CET from 2015-2018, elected councillor in 2022.

Mr. David Griffith  
Australia

Former President of the Contact Commission.

Dipl.-Ing. Christian Hano  
Germany

Assistant Secretary General, 2006-2009.

Mr. Michael Hawkins  
New Zealand

President of the Publications Committee, 1997-2003.

Mr. Didier Intès Cabinet Beau du Lomenie
France

Training & Education Committee President 2015-2022.

Dott. Guido Jacobacci Jacobacci & Partners S.p.A.
Italy

Guido Jacobacci served as Assistant Secretary General from 1960-1963 and as an elected Councillor from 1985-1994. 

Mr. Tipton Jennings IV Finnegan Henderson Farabow
United States

Former Elected Councillor.

Mr. Terry Johnson  
United Kingdom

Terry Johnson served as Assistant Secretary General from 1991 to 1994. He later served as President of the Community Secretariat of FICPI (COMSEC, predecessor to EUCOF) and President of the Trade & Services Committee (TASC) until 2003.  

Mr. Jean-Jacques Joly  
France

Former Secretary General.

Mr. Lennart Karlström  
Sweden

President of EUCOF from 2009-2012.  Councillor until 2022.

Mr. Peter Kelly F. R. Kelly & Co.
Ireland

Former President of the Finance Advisory Board (FAB).

Mr. John Knox Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh & Co.
Canada

President of the Finance Advisory Board (FAB), 2015-2018.

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Mr. Stephen Krouzecky Krouzer IP
Australia

Former President of the Training & Education Committee.

Mr. Eric Le Forestier LE FORESTIER CONSEIL
France

Former President of the CET.

Ms. In-Sil Lee  
Korea, Republic of

Former FICPI Korea Delegate, Ms Lee appointed Commission of Patents at KIPO in 2022.

Mr. Luiz Leonardos Luiz Leonardos e Advogados
Brazil

Former Elected Councillor.

Dott. Ing. Michele Mannucci Ufficio Tecnico Ing. A. Mannucci
Italy

Assistant Secretary General, 2000-2003.

Dipl.-Phys. Dr. rer. nat. Claus-Michael Mayr Mayr Kotsch Patentanwalt Rechtsanwältin
Germany

Former President of DOC.

Mr. David Merrylees Dannemann, Siemsen, Bigler & Ipanema Moreira
Brazil

Elected Member of Council, 2006-2015.

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Hon. Chief Judge Paul Michel  
United States

As a non-member, former Chief Judge Paul Michel was appointed as a Member of Honour by the Executive Committee for his numerous appearances at FICPI conferences as a speaker. 

Mr. Jan Modin Noréns Patentbyrå AB
Sweden

Vice President, 2006-2009.

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Ms. Coleen Morrison  
Canada

Vice President from 2012-2015, President of CET from 2015-2022.

Mr. Alastair Neill  
United Kingdom

Former President of the Finance Advisory Board (FAB).

Mr. Andrew Parkes Andrew Parkes Consulting
Ireland

Former Elected Councillor.

Dott. Paolo Stucovitz Dr. Ing. Prof. Alfredo Raimondi S.r.l.
Italy

Served as councillor until 2022.

DI Peter Puchberger Puchberger & Partner Patentanwälte
Austria

Peter Puchberger served as Vice President from 1991 to 1994 and as President of the Meetings & Planning Committee (MAP) from 1994-2006. 

Mr. Miguel O'Farrell  
Argentina

Former Elected Councillor.

Dr. Alexander Wyrwoll Winter Brandl et al
Germany

Communications Committee President 2015-2022.

Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Schmitt-Nilson  
Germany

Assistant Secretary General, 2003-2006.

Mr. Peter Dirk Siemsen Dannemann, Siemsen, Bigler & Ipanema Moreira
Brazil

Elected Member of Council, 1985-1994.

Mr. John Orchard  
United Kingdom

President of the Publications Committee, 1991-1997.

Dipl.-Phys. Dr. rer. nat. Axel von Hellfeld  
Germany

Former Leader of the EuroSEAD Course.

Mr. Robert Storey Bereskin & Parr
Canada

Former President of the Membership Committee.

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Mr. Alan Senior  
United Kingdom

Former Elected Councillor.

Mr. Kazuaki Takami Takewa International Patent Office
Japan

Former Elected Councillor.

Dott. Francesco Paolo Vatti Fumero Studio Consulenza Brevetti snc
Italy

Assistant Secretary General, 2009-2015.

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Mr. Mark Wilson Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
United States

Assistant Secretary General, 2012-2015.