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Advisory Council

The Advisory Council assists the Bureau and supervises observance of FICPI’s statutes, rules and code of conduct, the decisions of the EXCO and the traditions of the federation.

The members of the Bureau may seek advice or recommendations from the Council.

The immediate past president of FICPI is the Coordinator of the Advisory Council, which also comprises former presidents, honorary presidents, as well as the presidents of the CET, the Communications Commission, the Contact Commission and the Membership Commission, who are members by right, and five to seven elected councillors.  The Bureau keeps the Coordinator informed of its activities.

The current members of the Advisory Council are:

Convenor of Council

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Mr. Douglas N. Deeth

Mr. Douglas N. Deeth

Firms : FICPI President of Honour / Deeth Williams Wall LLP

Country of practice/residence: CanadaCanada

City: Toronto

Member Since : 31/03/1981

Professional Experience:
Design and copyright litigationIP due diligenceLicensing and IP-related agreementsPatent litigationTrade mark litigation

Technical Specialisms:
Biochemistry and pharmacologyChemistryFood technologyMaterials; polymer scienceMedical and veterinary methods and products

Past Presidents and Presidents of Honour

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Mr. Francis Ahner

Mr. Francis Ahner

Firms : FICPI President of Honour / Cabinet Regimbeau

Country of practice/residence: FranceFrance

City: Paris, Cedex 17

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Mr. Alberto De Elzaburu

Mr. Alberto De Elzaburu

Firms : FICPI President of Honour / Elzaburu S.A.

Country of practice/residence: SpainSpain

City: Madrid

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Mr. Pierre François Héritier

Mr. Pierre François Héritier

Firm : President of Honour

Country of practice/residence: SwitzerlandSwitzerland

City: Allschwil

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Mr. R. Danny Huntington

Mr. R. Danny Huntington

Firm : Rothwell Figg Ernst & Manbeck P.C.

Country of practice/residence: USAUSA

City: Washington

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Mr. Peter H. Huntsman

Mr. Peter H. Huntsman

Firms : FICPI President of Honour / Krouzer IP

Country of practice/residence: AustraliaAustralia

City: Bella Vista

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Mr. Bastiaan H. Koster

Mr. Bastiaan H. Koster

Firms : FICPI President of Honour / Von Seidels

Country of practice/residence: South AfricaSouth Africa

City: Century City, Cape Town

Technical Specialisms:
Electrical engineeringElectronics, IT and telecommunicationsEnergy; power generation, storage and transmission; renewable energySoftware; computer-implemented inventions

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Mr. John R.S. Orange

Mr. John R.S. Orange

Firms : FICPI President of Honour / Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP

Country of practice/residence: CanadaCanada

City: Toronto

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Mr. Knud Raffnsøe

Mr. Knud Raffnsøe

Firm : President of Honour

Country of practice/residence: DenmarkDenmark

City: Kokkedal

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DI Helmut Sonn

DI Helmut Sonn

Firms : FICPI President of Honour / Sonn & Partner Patentanwälte

Country of practice/residence: AustriaAustria

City: Wien

Elected Councillors

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Mr. David Cheng

Mr. David Cheng

Firm : Ge Cheng & Co.

Country of practice/residence: ChinaChina

City: Beijing

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Mr. Lennart Karlström

Mr. Lennart Karlström

Firm : Noréns Patentbyrå AB

Country of practice/residence: SwedenSweden

City: Stockholm

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Mr. Eric Le Forestier

Mr. Eric Le Forestier

Firm : Le Forestier Conseil

Country of practice/residence: FranceFrance

City: Le Chesnay

Technical Specialisms:
Automotive, marine and aerospace engineeringBiomedical engineering; medical devicesConstruction and civil engineering; structural engineeringElectrical engineeringElectronics, IT and telecommunicationsEnergy; power generation, storage and transmission; renewable energyManufacturing methods and product handlingMechanical, electro-mechanical and mechatronic engineeringPhysicsSoftware; computer-implemented inventions

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Mr. Jan Modin

Mr. Jan Modin

Firm : Noréns Patentbyrå AB

Country of practice/residence: SwedenSweden

City: Stockholm

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Dott. Ing. Paolo Stucovitz

Dott. Ing. Paolo Stucovitz

Firm : Dr. Ing. Prof. Alfredo Raimondi s.r.l.

Country of practice/residence: ItalyItaly

City: Milano

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Mr. Kazuaki Takami

Mr. Kazuaki Takami

Firm : Take, Takami & Associates

Country of practice/residence: JapanJapan

City: Minato-ku, Tokyo

Bureau

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Mr. Ivan Bacellar Ahlert

Mr. Ivan Bacellar Ahlert

Firm : Dannemann, Siemsen, Bigler & Ipanema Moreira

Country of practice/residence: BrazilBrazil

City: Rio de Janiero, RJ

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Mr. Julian Richard John Crump

Mr. Julian Richard John Crump

Firm : Abel & Imray

Country of practice/residence: United KingdomUnited Kingdom

City: Bath

Professional Experience:
IP counsellingIP due diligencePatent draftingPatent oppositionsPatent prosecutionTrade mark oppositionsTrade mark prosecution

Technical Specialisms:
Biochemistry and pharmacologyBiomedical engineering; medical devicesChemistryMedical and veterinary methods and productsPhysics

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Mr. Marc Chauchard

Mr. Marc Chauchard

Firm : Cabinet Malemont

Country of practice/residence: FranceFrance

City: Paris

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Dott. Roberto Pistolesi

Dott. Roberto Pistolesi

Firm : Dragotti & Associati S.R.L.

Country of practice/residence: ItalyItaly

City: Milano

Member Since : 2 March 2004

Technical Specialisms:
Biochemistry and pharmacologyBiology; agricultural scienceBiotechnology; plant technologyChemistryFood technologyIndustrial chemistry and chemical engineeringMaterials; polymer scienceMedical and veterinary methods and productsNanotechnology

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Dipl.-Phys. (Univ.) Jürgen Christian Schmidtchen

Dipl.-Phys. (Univ.) Jürgen Christian Schmidtchen

Firms : Kramer Barske Schmidtchen / Patentanwälte PartG mbB

Country of practice/residence: GermanyGermany

City: München

Member Since : 16 September 1996

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Ms. Elia Sugrañes Coca

Ms. Elia Sugrañes Coca

Firm : Sugrañes S.L.

Country of practice/residence: SpainSpain

City: Barcelona

President of the Study & Work Commission (CET)

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Ms. Coleen Morrison

Ms. Coleen Morrison

Firm : PCKIP (Perry Currier)

Country of practice/residence: CanadaCanada

City: Toronto

President of the Communications Commission

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Dipl.-Ing. (Univ.) Dr.-Ing. Alexander Wyrwoll

Dipl.-Ing. (Univ.) Alexander Wyrwoll

Firms : Winter, Brandl, Fürniß, Hübner, Röß, / Kaiser, Polte - Partnerschaft mbB,

Country of practice/residence: GermanyGermany

City: München

Member Since : 12 May 2005

Technical Specialisms:
Automotive, marine and aerospace engineeringElectrical engineeringManufacturing methods and product handlingMechanical, electro-mechanical and mechatronic engineeringMedical and veterinary methods and products

President of the Membership Commission

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Mr. Barry W. Graham

Mr. Barry W. Graham

Firm : Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Country of practice/residence: USAUSA

City: Washington

Professional Experience:
IP counsellingIP due diligenceLicensing and IP-related agreementsPatent litigationPatent prosecution

Technical Specialisms:
Electrical engineeringElectronics, IT and telecommunicationsEnergy; power generation, storage and transmission; renewable energySoftware; computer-implemented inventions

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