We are delighted to announce we have been crowned one of the winners of the European Impact Cases of the Year at the 2022 Managing IP Awards, for our work on G1/19 (EPO).

The annual awards are presented to firms, individuals and companies behind the most innovative and challenging IP work of the past year, as well as those driving international markets. The European Impact Cases of the Year awards recognises standout cases across the whole of Europe that have created a lasting impression within the industry, driving change and influencing future decisions.

Managing Partner, Pawel Piotrowicz  has played an intrinsic role in G1/19, one of the most followed, high-tech European, Enlarged Board of Appeal cases held over the last two years. His early involvement and advisory role in the case means that he is the go-to patent attorney on the patentability of computer-implemented simulations.

Click here to read a Q&A from Pawel, summarising the matter and giving his unique insight on the case, as well as his experience presenting at the EPO.

Upon our award win, Pawel comments, “It is a great honour to see our work on G1/19 recognised at the Managing IP Awards. I have personally been involved in this case from the very beginning, drafting the initial patent way back in 2002, making this one of my career highlights at Venner Shipley. I am extremely proud of the team and work we have done on this case and it is fantastic to see this recognised”.

A full list of award winners can be found here.