We are excited to be working in collaboration with WIPR Insights to bring you an upcoming webinar, ‘G1/19: What next for computer-implemented inventions?’

On March 10, 2021, the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office handed down the long-awaited decision in G 1/19 (Pedestrian Simulation). What are the key takeaways, and what does the decision mean in practice for applicants and practitioners? Venner Shipley partner Pawel Piotrowicz, who drafted and prosecuted the application and appeared before the Enlarged Board of Appeal, will discuss the key points of the decision, its impact and repercussions for best practice for simulations and other areas such as machine learning and big data. He will be joined by colleagues Richard Kennedy and Peter Thorniley, who also specialise in computer-implemented inventions. The webinar will be interactive with a question and answer session.

For more information and to register to attend, please click here.


  • Pawel Piotrowicz

    Pawel is a UK and European patent attorney in our electronics and engineering team. He has industry experience having previously worked as a researcher for a major multinational electronics company developing memory devices. He represents a wide variety of clients in the high technology sector including a significant number of private inventors and start-up companies and clients located in the UK, Europe, Japan and the US and large multinational companies.

  • Richard Kennedy

    Richard is a European and UK patent attorney and a partner at Venner Shipley LLP. He has significant expertise in artificial intelligence and deep learning based technologies, and is the lead for the firm’s AI practice group. Clients describe him as having “very strong technical skills on complex machine learning subject matter” and being “highly in tune with ongoing policy developments, such as proposed (since adopted) changes at the European Patent Office regarding examination of artificial intelligence subject matter”.


  • Peter Thorniley

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