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2/3 - Concurrent AM Track 1 - Deep Dive: Unified Patent Court

February 3, 2022 9:00 AM to 11:15 AM


Fiesta 4-8


120 CLE Minutes

DEEP DIVE: Everything You Need to Know about the Unified Patent Court in Europe Part 1 (9:00 - 10:00 am)

John Pegram, Fish & Richardson, New York, NY

C. Thomas Becher, HOFFMANN EITLE, Dusseldorf, Germany
Iris Mok, Intel Corp, Austin, TX
Francesca Giovannini, Osha Liang, Paris, France
Koen Bijvank, Brinkhof Advocaten, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Simone Bongiovanni, Studio Torta, Turin, Italy
Jennifer Antcliff, Carpmaels & Ransford, London, UK

BREAK 10:00 - 10:15 AM

DEEP DIVE: International Practice - Part 2 (10:15 - 11:15 am)

Panel Discussion With Part 1 Speakers

Hosted by: AIPLA IP Practice in Europe and Patent Law
Committees and AIPPI-US


  • Pegram-John-2017-200 Pegram, John

    Fish & Richardson P.C. | Of Counsel

    John B. Pegram is Of Counsel at Fish & Richardson P.C., a multi-office law firm concentrating in IP and technology law, based in the New York City office. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his law degree from New York University.
  • Mok, Iris200 Mok, Iris

    Intel Corporation | Assistant Director of Patents

    Iris Mok joined Intel Corporation in March 2011 from an acquisition of the wireless business of Infineon Technologies in Munich. She managed a large wireless technology patent portfolio, provides patent related counseling to various business units, and support litigation, licensing, and M&A activities. Now, Iris manages a patent portfolio focusing on Autonomous Platforms technologies, including drones, autonomous driving, robotics, and sensors.
  • Antcliff_C&R_Profile square200 Antcliff, Jennifer

    Carpmaels & Ransford | Partner

    Jenny is a partner in the firm’s Dispute Resolution team. Her patent litigation expertise focusses on biotechnology and pharmaceutical products, including blockbuster small molecule drugs, therapeutic antibodies, enzyme replacement therapies and orphan medicines. Jenny also specialises in complex SPC litigation and associated regulatory advice, many cases involving references to the CJEU or EFTA Court, including C-493/12 Eli Lilly v Human Genome Sciences, E-16/14 Pharmaq v Intervet, C-577/13 Actavis v Boehringer Ingelheim, C-443/17 AbraxisBioscience and, most recently, Teva v Janssen Pharmaceutica (Xeplion).
  • Bijvank_Koen200 Bijvank, Koen

    Brinkhof | Partner

    KOEN BIJVANK is a partner at Brinkhof in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Mr. Bijvank is qualified both as an attorney at law (‘advocaat’) and as a Dutch and European patent attorney. He specializes in international patent litigation and oppositions before the European Patent Office. His practice mainly involves patents in the life sciences and pharmaceuticals.
  • Giovannini, Francesca square200 Giovannini, Francesca

    Osha Bergman Watanabe & Burton | European & Italian Patent Attorney

    Francesca Giovannini is European and Italian patent attorney with a chemical engineering background. She is registered on the French list of persons qualified in industrial property, patent section. She has been working in IP for more than 20 years in Italy, Germany and France, both in private practice and in-house.
  • Becher, Thomas

    Hoffman Eitle | Partner

    Thomas studied general mechanical engineering at the Technical University (RWTH) in Aachen. In 1995/96 he completed his final thesis at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Fraunhofer-Institute for Production Technology (IPT) on 3D printing. Thomas joined Hoffmann Eitle, a pan-European IP boutique headquartered in Munich, in 1996. He qualified as a German patent attorney in 2000, as a European patent attorney in 2001, and as a Higher Courts litigator for England and Wales in 2016. Thomas was the founding partner of the firm's Dusseldorf office in 2012, which he continues to manage.
  • Bongiovanni, Simone

    Studio Torta | Managing Director

    Mr. Giovanni joined the firm in 1989 and became a partner in 1995. Since 2011 he has been the Managing Director of the firm. He is a qualified European and Italian Patent, Design and Trademark Attorney. He is a member of various associations, including LES, AIPPI, FICPI, JIPA, IJBG and CCIGI. He is a member of the Council of the National Order of Industrial Property Consultants and a court expert in the Industrial Property Section of the Court of Turin.