|Now we know|
"Wearable medical technologies are either implanted or merely worn by patients in order to allow their medical practitioner to monitor their health conditions and to collect data relating to their disease as part both of their medical treatment and of clinical trials and studies. However, since sensitive personal data relating to patients are collected through such technologies, not only a written consent from patients will be required, but it shall also be assessed whether such practice requires to be notified to the competent Data Protection Authority and/or fall under their general authorization".The webinar, which takes place this coming Wednesday, 20 November, is free and you can access further information and registration details here. If you are currently wearing a brain implant and plan to join the webinar, someone may already know ...
|The fall: best time|
for loose leaf supplements
Not quite so pressing, but definitely impending, is a seminar on making groundless threats to sue good folk for infringing someone else's intellectual property rights. It is in this context that Julia Jarzabkowski (Team Lawyer, Law Commission for England and Wales) tells the Kats:
"We are being hosted by DACbeachcroft for a seminar and discussion on what the responses to the recent [Law Commission] consultation on groundless threats [on which see here] has thrown up. We've got some preliminary ideas on policy but there are a few grey areas that we want to get views on. Members of the Law Society IP Working Party will also be there. It's happening on 11 December".If you'd like to join Julia and the crew at this important and interesting seminar, the link to the invite and application is just here.
|Not the MIPS dinner, but|
a graphic representation of
the Unified Patents Court
Nice one, Cipil? Someone's maybe looking for you! The Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL) at the University of Cambridge is currently scouring the planet in search of the following person:
"... a post-doctoral researcher, or person with equivalent experience [this raises an interesting question: what precisely is an equivalent to post-doctoral research, wonders Merpel. ], to undertake research on a two year project on the problems facing print journalism in the digital environment and the prospects for copyright-based solutions. The project is jointly headed by Professor Ian Hargreaves, Professor of Digital Economy at Cardiff University, formerly Editor of The Independent, and author of Digital Opportunity: Intellectual Property and Growth (2011) [the fabled Hargreaves Review], and Professor Lionel Bently, Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Cambridge. The researcher will probably be based in Cambridge, associated with the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law, whilst developing and drawing on relationships with Cardiff's Centre for Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. A Cardiff base is also a possibility. The researcher will spend much of the project gaining a deep understanding of how newspapers have been reacting to the challenges and opportunities of the digital environment, and thinking about the potential implications of these changes.
The successful candidate will be a post-doctoral researcher in journalism, history of journalism/news or copyright law, or have equivalent relevant experience. If the candidate has a background in law, he or she will be expected quickly to become familiar with the history, practice and business of print journalism. If the candidate has a background in the history, practice or business of print journalism, he or she will need to obtain quickly a knowledge of copyright law and practice. An ability to interview effectively those in the field is essential to the success of the project. An ability to read and speak French and German would also be an advantage. The researcher will publish at least three articles, organise workshops and a final conference.
For further information and details of how to apply please see here".
Another look at IP and small furry innovators. This Kat has learned that the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has released a new research paper on the role of intellectual management in innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), “Enhancing IP Management and Appropriation in Innovative SMEs”. You can read all about it here. According to the ICC this paper -- the first in ICC’s research series on the interface between innovation and intellectual property [what took them so long, wonders Merpel] -- has been researched and written by Jennifer Brant and Sebastian Lohse, based on existing academic research as well as interviews with business leaders from innovative SMEs in high technology sectors. It has also been reviewed by and benefited from insights and feedback from innovation experts with diverse experiences. The paper discusses how intellectual property interacts with SMEs innovation and business strategies, the different factors that influence their approaches to intellectual property management, and the main types of IP strategies they adopt. It also makes recommendations on how SMEs can improve the management of their intellectual assets to enhance their businesses, and how policy-makers can support them. More information on the paper is available here.