women in ip e.V. promotes the networking and the exchange of experience among women working in the field of intellectual property.

women in ip e.V. is a non-profit organization for the encouragement and communication of women who are active in the field of intellectual property. We are an association of various IP professionals, such as patent attorneys and lawyers, judges, patent examiners, professors, patent engineers, candidates, and members of the opposition and appeal boards of the European Patent Office. With women in ip we create a platform for the networking of IP professionals in order to exchange experiences and knowledge, also in the context of our mentoring programme. Our organization is supported by a top-class board of trustees.

Our aim is to promote the networking, chances of advancement, development and commitment of women working in the field of industrial property protection and to stimulate and encourage expert discussions between the women working there. For this purpose, we organize lectures and discussions with high-ranking experts in their fields, conferences, so-called forums, and various educational events at a national and international level. These events aim to stimulate the exchange of experience and the transfer of knowledge among our members and participants. We are particularly passionate about our mentoring programme, in which experienced members of our association are available as mentors for other less experienced members and form a tandem for the duration of one year. The feedback from participants of the programme confirms the valuable experience of a mentorate for both the mentor and the mentee.

Events

We organise two women in ip forums each year, one in English and one in German language. In addition, we offer trainings that are specially tailored to women working in the IP sector.

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Mentoring

Exchange of experience through mentoring: Members have the opportunity to participate in our mentoring programme as mentees. We bring mentees and mentors together as tandems for 12 months.

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About us

We bring together women from various fields of IP in order to promote and strengthen the exchange of experience and cooperation in a professional context and to break new ground together.

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upcoming events

April 2021

Wednesdays for women in ip

The New Rules of Procedure of the EPO Boards of Appeal

Dr. Natalie Kirchhofer, Partner at COHAUSZ & FLORACK Patent- und Rechtsanwälte

Last year, the revised Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal took effect. Dr. Kirchhofer will lead us through the revision focusing on the most critical changes.

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21.04.
Start 16:00 bis 17:30
online via Zoom
May 2021

Wednesdays for women in ip

Agile Methods

Stefanie Setz, Management Consultant & Partner at Lilge, Setz & Partner

Everyone goes agile - constant technological progress requires an ever increasing degree of adaptability in almost all business sectors!
Especially companies have to demonstrate particular flexibility in the face of constantly changing markets. Stefanie Setz gives some insights from her practical experience, including an overview about the agile concept, practical methods & techniques!
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26.05.
Start 16:00 bis 17:30
online via Zoom
June 2021

Wednesdays for women in ip

Dos and Don’ts for oral proceedings by video conference at the EPO

Kristina Cornish, European Patent Attorney, Partner at Kilburn & Strode LLP & Nataša Doslik, Senior Expert at European Patent Office

With the Corona restrictions in 2020, oral proceedings by video conference became the new norm at the European Patent Office. Kristina and Nataša will share their experience and expertise on the topic.
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30.06.
Start 16:00 bis 17:30
online via Zoom
July 2021

Wednesdays for women in ip

Erfahrung der neuen Münchner Kammer für Urheber- und Designrecht

Dr. Nina Sophie Heintzeler, Dr. Charlotte Meyer-Bülow und Dr. Elke Schwager (Vorsitzende), Richterinnen am Landgericht München

Knapp ein Jahr nach Gründung der auf Urheber und Designrecht spezialisierten 42. Kammer des LG Münchens sprechen die Richterinnen in voller Besetzung über deren Tätigkeiten. Freuen Sie sich auf einen regen Austausch.
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28.07.
Start 16:00 bis 17:30
online via Zoom
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