The team is joined by GuestKats Mirko Brüß, Rosie Burbidge, Nedim Malovic, Frantzeska Papadopolou, Mathilde Pavis, and Eibhlin Vardy
InternKats: Rose Hughes, Ieva Giedrimaite, and Cecilia Sbrolli
SpecialKats: Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo (TechieKat), Hayleigh Bosher (Book Review Editor), and Tian Lu (Asia Correspondent).

Tuesday, 16 May 2006


The IPKat has received detailed of the following FFII event, hosted by QMIPRI:

"Don't trip on the inventive step"

A meeting on the UKPO Consultation on Inventive Step and Its Relation to Software and Business Process Patents in the UK and EU, organised by FFII-UK.

It is free to attend but as we need to know numbers please let us know if you plan to come by emailing

When: Monday May 22nd 2006, 1730 - 1930

Where: Derek Willoughby Lecture Theatre, John Vane Science Centre, Charterhouse Square, London

Programme (subject to change):
* 1730 - 1800: Drinks and a chance to chat
* 1800: Introduction to the consultation and recent developments in the area by a member of FFII-UK

* 1815 - 1900: Panel
Phillip Johnson, Barrister
Alex Hudson, Association for Free Software UK, Director Strategia Ltd
Dr. Johanna Gibson, QMIPRI
Rufus Pollock, FFII UK chair

* 1900 - 1930: Discussion
* 2000: Supper at a nearby restaurant (if you would like to attend please state this when you rsvp. Note the supper is not free.)

RSVP to:

Acknowledgements: this event is kindly hosted by the Queen Mary IP Research Institute

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