July 8, 2020 6:45 pm Published by

Chairman Dr. Chris Donegan, Managing Director of Invention Capital Associations kicked of the 4 sections throughout day 1. We hosted 2 panel Q&A’s and 2 standalone presentations from 9 speakers who live and and breath IP.


During our first Panel we were introduced to speakers:

JoAnna Emery – Head of Pure Ideas and Group Formalities – Pure Ideas

Stasa Racnik – Senior Brand Protection – Entertainment One UK

William Mansfield – Director of Intellectual Property – ABRO Industries

Discussion topics included…….

Part 2 brough us our first standalone of the afternoon from duo Howard and Julia from Appleyard Lees.

Howard Read
Partner – Appleyard Lees

Julia Gwilt
Partner – Appleyard Lees


Their presentation titled “ Claiming the User Experience” discussed the  wearables to med-tech from smart phones to flight control, success is measured by user experience. But what of this can you claim and protect? We’re going to focus on user interaction, particularly on patentability of user interfaces at the European Patent Office. Touch, gesture, voice.

Next up we were introduced to Nadine Stuttle who is responsible for leading the Legal Management Consulting practice across the EMEA & APAC regions having over 20 years of experience in the sector currently MD for Duff & Phelps.


#VIPS will take place across two days, the 8th to the 9th of July 2020 with four panel discussions, two standalone presentations and a variety of Q&A and/or Case Study session and opportunities for virtual networking split over the two days.


Join IP Managers, In-House Legals & IP Counsels, CEOs, CTOs, Founders and Managing Directors, Heads of IP and other IP experts from our targeted industries from around the world as they discuss topics affecting them and their industries today and in the future.


Stay tuned in to Cosmonauts social platforms for more information on VIPS and our other events. 

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