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CIPA's Scottish Meeting

Jane Lambert

On 15 April 2016 I was invited to speak to t he Scottish meeting of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh on Preparing for the Unitary Patent and the UPC. I was one of four speakers. The others were:
Catriona M Hammer who spoke on Portfolio Strategy for Start-Ups, Spin-Outs and Other Small Businesses;David Bloom of Safeguard IP who spoke on Intellectual Property Insurance Solutions; and Eleanor Wade of the Intellectual Property Office whose talk was entitled Updates form IPO. Over 50 patent attorneys and other IP professionals attended the meeting which was chaired by Andrea Brewster.
I enjoyed all the presentations but I found Catriona's particularly interesting as I specialize in advising and representing start-ups and other SME. She has spent most of her career in industry and describes herself on Linkedin as an "IP Consultant, focusing on IP Strategy, portfolio reviews, IP transactions and contentious matters…