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A free online discussion with the
AIPLA IP Practice in Europe Committee

Thursday 24 June 2021
4 pm (UK time)


This event, hosted by Finnegan, marked the culmination of the AIPLA IP Practice in Europe Committee’s virtual European trip from 7-25 June 2021. All IP Inclusive supporters were welcome to attend.



In a wide-ranging panel discussion, speakers from six jurisdictions shared their thoughts and experiences on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) questions, including differences between individual countries’ approaches; cross-border challenges and how to overcome them; the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown and likely routes out of it; and more general good practices for advancing DEI in our workplaces.


The panellists

France: Brigitte Carion-Taravella, Principal Counsel, Sanofi Global Intellectual Property Department; AIPPI-France member

Germany: Dr Christine Kanz, Partner, Hoyng Rokh Monegier; AIPPI, EPLAW, GRUR and LES member

Global/WIPO: Sara Callegari, Gender and Diversity Specialist at WIPO

Italy: Renata Righetti, President, Bugnion SpA; Past President of AIPPI

UK: Andrea Brewster OBE, Lead Executive Officer, IP Inclusive; former CIPA President

US: Sandra K Nowak, Associate Chief IP Counsel, Health Care Business Group, Vice President, 3M Innovative Properties Company; AIPLA member

Moderator: Jason Murata, Partner and Chair of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee at Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider, LLP; Co-lead of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force for the AIPLA Diversity Committee

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