Friday, November 25, 2005

Ron Marchant (Patent Office) - QMIPRI, 28 December

Ron Marchant, Chief Executive of the UK Patent Office, will speak in London, 28th December, as part of the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute’s monthly seminar series, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. Ron Marchant joined the Patent Office as an examiner in 1969 and was made Director of Patents in 1992. Since January 2004, Ron has held the position of Chief Executive of the UK Patent Office. Ron has been active in modernising patent application procedures within the Office and developing programmes of co-operation with other national IP offices.

The format for the event, an interview with Ron by Barbara Cookson, promises to deliver a stimulating and possibly provocative exchange of views and discussion with the audience. Barbara Cookson is a qualified European patent agent, trade mark attorney and solicitor. Formerly in practice in a number of City firms, Barbara has now become managing director of Filemot Technology, a consultancy that provides IP and IT services for entrepreneurial companies.

The Ron Marchant Interview event will be held Monday 28 November 2005, 5.30pm - 7.30pm, in Dean Rees House, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6BQ. Please RSVP to Ilanah Simon,

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