Dr Roger Burt

Dr Roger Burt is a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney and is the Intellectual Property Law Counsel for IBM in Europe. As IP Law Counsel he is responsible for IP Law departments in UK, France, Germany, Switzerland and Israel employing a total of 36 patent attorneys and trainees. Before joining IBM in 1986 he spent two years with ICI, having started in the profession with (the then) Beecham Pharmaceuticals. Roger has been a member of the Council of the EPI since 1999, serving as a member of the European Patent Practice Committee and the On-line Communications Committee. He represents UNICE and TMPDF (the Trade Marks Patents and Designs Federation) on the Standing Advisory Committee before the EPO (SACEPO). Roger is also on the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents' Patents Committee.