Partners, Matthew Handley and Peter Thorniley will be speaking at CIPA‘s upcoming event on May 12, their ‘2022 Merseyside Meeting‘.

The CIPA annual regional meeting provides an opportunity for guests to listen to key talks by expert speakers and network with members in the Merseyside area. Matthew and Peter will be presenting on ‘Unitary Patents and the Unified Patent Court: Key Points for Practitioners’, providing a general overview and highlighting the the things you should be aware of on the IP hot topic of the moment, the UPC!

Matthew and Peter will also be joined by Associate, Claire Lightfoot at the event who will be available for networking opportunities.


  • Matthew Handley

    Partner, Patent Attorney

  • Peter Thorniley

    Peter is a partner in our Electronics and Engineering department and a member of the firm’s AI practice group.


  • Claire Lightfoot

    Claire is a part-qualified patent attorney in our Electronics and Engineering team. Since joining Venner Shipley, Claire has drafted and prosecuted patent applications relating to a wide variety of technological areas, in particular electronics.