Keltie partners with the Lawyers Business Development Club

LBDC  |  Lawyers’ Business Development Club |

London │ Dublin │ Dubai │ Boston │ New York | San Francisco
Est’d London 2011
Official Partners
London | Keltie LLP
Dublin | Global Leadership Institute at Boston College 
Previous guest speakers include
The Chairman of Goldman Sachs International | The Deputy Worldwide Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi | The CEO of PayPal (MENA) | The CEO of Hogan Lovells | The CEO of O2 / Telefonica | The CEO of Saatchi & Sa atchi (MENA) | The CEO of PwC (Ireland) | The CEO of Bank of Ireland (UK) | The CEO of Sunderland FC | The CEO of the Law Society of England & Wales |
The GC of MetLife Inc. | The GC of Pearson Plc | The GC of Manchester United FCThe GC of the Intercontinental Hotels Group | The GC of The Weir Group plc  | The GC of Network Rail | The GC of Carillion plc | 


Exciting News:

Keltie becomes the 2016 official partner of the LBDC (London)


-4 January 2016

Good morning,

We are kick-starting 2016 with some great news for the LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club |.


We are thrilled to announce that as of 1 January, Keltie has become the official partner of the LBDC London chapter for 2016.  Keltie is one of the most respected patent and trade mark attorney firms in Europe.  This follows on from our exciting news last year when Boston College’s Global Leadership Institute became the official partner of the Dublin chapter of the LBDC.

Keltie has been a terrific supporter of the LBDC.  Indeed in 2015, Keltie sponsored three of our special guest speaker events in London:

  1. Guest Speaker | The Worldwide CEO of Hogan Lovells | Steve Immelt
  2. Guest Speaker | The CEO of O2 / Telefonica | Ronan Dunne
  3. Guest Speaker | The Head of Legal or General Counsel of Manchester United FC | Patrick Stewart

Keltie LLP


Keltie is one of the most respected patent and trade mark attorney firms in Europe. It works closely with law firms to assist them and their clients with patent, trade mark and design matters, including securing IP protection and advising on contentious issues and transactional matters.

The firm acts globally across the full range of IP law, in all fields of commerce and technology. Much more than just a filing agency, it also offers IP consulting services to owners and managers of IP, including in-house IP teams and law firms who handle IP portfolios.

Keltie’s virtual firm, K2, is an innovative network of freelance IP professionals supported by Keltie’s top-rank resources. The network gives access to proven achievers in the IP world with decades of high-level experience. They work flexibly on a dispersed but cohesive basis, liaising with each other and with their colleagues in Keltie. This gives K2 a virtual structure but a real backbone.

Keltie is celebrated for its award-winning, visionary approach to looking after its people. Its growth has also been fuelled by a reputation for commercial advice, excellent service and progressive thinking. In a profession that exists to protect creativity, Keltie stands out as one of the world’s most innovative practices.”

Sean Cummings | Keltie


Chartered Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

Registered Trade Mark Attorney

European Trade Mark Attorney

CEDR Accredited Mediators

Sean deals with all forms of intellectual property but spends most of his time on patents and designs.  His patent practice extends over a huge range of technologies, from catalysts to computers.  He is also involved with designs ranging from textiles to logos.

The engineering science element of Sean’s degree covered subjects as diverse as gas turbines and power transmission.  He has applied that broad knowledge to patents in numerous electromechanical fields including refrigeration, heat/power plants and production engineering.  Sean has a particular interest in automotive technology and has handled patent matters relating to engine configurations, exhaust systems, fuel systems, transmissions, suspension systems, braking and vehicle accessories.

Also having a substantial involvement in trade marks, Sean deals with some of the UK’s best-known brands.  He contributed a chapter on evidence of use to The Trade Mark Handbook published jointly by CIPA and ITMA.

Sean has in-depth experience of contentious and non-contentious matters extending across all areas of IP, including litigation, dispute resolution, due diligence and investor advice. He has appeared as an advocate before the UKIPO in patent, design and trade mark disputes and before EPO Examination Divisions, Opposition Divisions and Boards of Appeal.

The 2013 IAM Patent 1000 describes Sean as an “all-round IP leader with a strong patent focus. Sean is as good, if not better, than any prosecutor featured on the rankings – his range of knowledge is simply staggering”.

Sean is highly recommended in the fields of electromechanical, automotive and marine technology in the 2015 edition of Legal 500.

The IAM Patent 1001 2015 describes Sean as someone “who has both technical flair and genuine enthusiasm for innovation”.

Upcoming Talks

Over the next few months, we will have some wonderful LBDC Talks taking place in:



San Francisco


Guest Speaker | Dan Fitz General Counsel of BT plc


More details |  Dan Fitz GC guest speaker at LBDC


Guest Speaker:  Matthew Fawcett, Senior VP and General Counsel of NetApp

Matthew Fawcett (senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of NetApp)

More details:  Matthew Fawcett guest speaker at the LBDC (San Fran)


Guest Speaker: Gareth Lambe, CEO of Facebook (Ireland)


More details:  Facebook (Ireland) CEO


Previous LBDC Guest Speakers


Previous  LBDC  Guest Speakers


Previous  LBDC  Guest Speakers

Bjarne P. Tellmann, Senior VP & GC of Pearson Plc

More details:  Bjarne Tellmann guest speaker at the LBDC


Previous  LBDC  Guest Speaker


Previous  LBDC  Guest Speaker

Colin Carroll


LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club |

London │ Dublin │ Dubai │ Boston │ New York | San Francisco
Telephone:   0044 7917 301 070
Official Partners
London | Keltie LLP
Dublin | Global Leadership Institute at Boston College 

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