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Tuesday, 22 November 2005


Next Monday, 28 November, Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute is hosting an interview with Ron Marchant (right), Chief Executive of the Patent Office.

Ron's inquisitor for the evening will be Barbara Cookson (left) of Filemot Technology Law Ltd.

Topics to be covered include:

  • the new business model and where are the Patent Office's loyalties now?
  • the prospects for centralised European patent litigation
  • software patents
  • trade mark opposition procedure under the new regime and preliminary opinions
  • references to the ECJ from the Patent Office.

Also, there'll be a chance to ask questions from the floor.

The fun and games kick off at 5.30pm. All are welcome, and there is no charge for attending. but please confirm your attendance to Ilanah.

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