The 2015 Annual General Meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday 10th September 5pm
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Our AGM will be hosted by EIP (Fairfax House, 15 Fulwood Place London, WC1V 6HU) and is open to all members at no charge.
Following the conclusion of business Susan Helliwell our speaker for the evening will address the meeting.
EIP is a leading Intellectual Property Law firm advising on all areas of IP. Founded in 2000, EIP has 23 partners and more than 140 staff practising from its four UK offices in Bath, Cardiff, Leeds and London, its U.S. office in San Diego, California, and its German office in Düsseldorf. EIP’s combination of patent, trademark and design attorneys with specialist IP litigators is highly unusual in the UK legal services market, and presents its clients with significant advantages, including the ability to offer advice on all stages of IP protection and rights enforcement, including cross-border litigation in the UK and Germany, and prosecution in the UK and US. EIP won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2013, in the category of Outstanding Achievement in recognition of having increased its overseas sales by 136% over a three year period. EIP is a Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, and IAM Patent 1000 recommended firm.
Susan's presentation will address :-
Current Developments in the Future Certification of Patent Information Professionals
Searching and understanding patent publications in an effective manner requires substantive knowledge and a variety of skills. Since 2008, volunteers from the PDG, CEPIUG and PIUG have been collaboratively working together to create an international certification scheme for the patent information professional. This presentation will provide an overview of the major milestones achieved to date and the current developments underway in establishing certification for the patent information professional.
Reckitt Benckiser Group plc
Susan Helliwell is currently the Patent Searching Manager at RB and has over 20 years of experience in searching patent information. After obtaining a B.Sc in Chemistry from Warwick University (UK), she joined the then largest patent information provider, Derwent publications which is now part of the Thomson Reuters group. She has since worked at Enimont (later Montell) in Italy as a Patent Information Consultant and Unilever in the Netherlands as a Patent Information Analyst. She is Chairman of the British Patent Information Professionals group (BPIP). Among other things she is a member of the project team for setting up the Certification of Patent Information Professionals and actively involved in the (SACEPO/PDI) working group at the EPO.