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).

Friday, 25 March 2011

David Kappos comes to town!


The Directors Roundtable Institute,

with the cooperation of the IPKat,

invites you to attend a programme

for Boards of Directors and their Advisors



Monday, 4 April 2011, 8:30 to 10:00 A.M. (8:00 A.M. Registration)

UCL Faculty of Laws, Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H 0EG

There is NO FEE to attend and continental breakfast will be served.

*CPD Credit of 1.5 hours will be provided.

The event will be chaired by Lord Justice Jacob, Sir Hugh Laddie Professor of Intellectual Property, University College London.


The top official of the US Patent & Trademark Office will discuss key policies of the US Government regarding intellectual property including current patent filing and approval rules, and trade mark regulations.  He will be joined by a British government official, lawyers, and other experts regarding both UK/EU policies and American/European court decisions.  In addition, the speakers will analyse multi-national patent and trademark rights and litigation. 

The Directors Roundtable Institute is a not-for-profit which organizes worldwide programming for Directors and their advisors.  

The IPKat weblog works for the intellectual property community and welcomes this initiative from the Directors Roundtable Institute.

REGISTRATION:  To register, log on to the Directors Roundtable Institute’s Website and click on "Current Events and Registration". 

To contact the Directors Roundtable Institute, call Karen Todd at (727) 493-2067 or email to Jack Friedman, Chairman of the Directors Roundtable, at

*IBIL and AIPPI United Kingdom are proud to be providing this event with Directors Roundtable Institute.  AIPPI United Kingdom is accredited under the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s and the Bar Standards Board’s CPD schemes.  SRA CPD Reference Provider DKV/AIPP.  CPD credit 1.5 hours

The IPKat has had a fair bit of fun over the past few days, speaking to various sweet souls and dignitaries in order to help make this event happen at short-ish notice. He both hopes and believes that it will be well attended.

David Kappos's official website and biographical details can be found here. Director's Forum is his public blog.  He also features on Wikipedia here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Any chance of a discount for in-house counsel, or possibly a free upgrade on the continental to a full English?

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