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Dr Barbara Rigby, Patent Attorney with Dehns, to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s The Remarkable 2017 Actavis Decisions and Its Implications Live Webcast

New York, NY, April 21, 2018 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Dr Barbara Rigby, Patent Attorney with Dehns, will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “The Remarkable 2017 Actavis Decisions and Its Implications.” This event is scheduled for May 17, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00pm (ET).

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About Dr Barbara Rigby

Barbara is a highly experienced European and Chartered Patent Attorney. Having completed a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and a PhD in molecular biology from Warwick University, she specialises in the life sciences and is an active member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys Life Sciences Committee.

She has extensive experience in drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications in the major global jurisdictions. Her expertise also includes the preparation of patentability opinions, freedom to operate analyses, as well as opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office. She also regularly handles and advises on Supplementary Protection Certificates.

Barbara’s clients know that they can rely on her to provide clear, commercially-focused advice to help them develop an IP strategy, secure robust protection for their innovation and navigate third party patents and related contentious issues. She enjoys building close relationships with her divergent client base, which includes start-ups, SMEs and multinational corporations.

About Dehns

Dehns is a leading European firm of specialist patent and trade mark attorneys, with more than 200 people across seven offices, including London, Munich, Oxford, Manchester and Brighton.

Top tier ranked by all leading IP and legal directories, Dehns has been securing and protecting Intellectual Property Rights for a range of clients, from large, multinational corporations to small and medium sized businesses and from universities, spin-outs and start-ups to private inventors, since 1920.

Dehns provides and implement strategic advice on a wide range of IP issues, and file more than 5,500 UK, European and international patent and trade mark applications each year; the latest figures from the EPO show that, in 2016, Dehns filed the highest number of European Patent applications among all European Patent Attorney firms.


Join a panel of key thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group as they delve deeper into the implications of the most remarkable Supreme Court Actavis decision that has greatly impacted the scope, interpretation and enforcement of patents in the UK. Listen as they give highlights to the significant issues, trends and updates surrounding this topic, including its implications for the rest of Europe and practice before the EPO, and whether it will converge with the U.S. system. Speakers will also go beyond the basics and provide practical tips and strategies to avoid potential risks and pitfalls.

Key topics include:

• UK Actavis Court Decision– An Overview
• Comparison to the U.S. and Europe
• How to implement it in oral proceedings and submissions before the EPO
• Other Trends, Updates and Developments

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:
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