There's a storm brewing in the United Kingdom over who will have rights of audience before the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and what sort of training they will have to be put through if, despite their professional training and expertise, they are not technically "lawyers". Following Darren Smyth's post yesterday on this subject, IPKat is delighted to hear this news from Vicki Salmon:
Sorry, says Vicki, there will be no live webinar for this event. Sorry, says this Kat, it should be possible to do more than merely record the event for those who can't attend and participate. We are now in the year 2014 and webinars have been around since the turn of the century. The technology that makes webinars possible is both available and affordable. This consultation is part of a process that may be lead to a potentially important source of work for some CIPA members being curtailed, lost entirely or subject to onerous requirements. Important meetings at relatively short notice are a great way of disenfranchising those who do not practise in the London area, who may be attending European Patent Office hearings in Munich, racing to meet office deadlines or doing other work that cannot be conveniently dropped. Surely CIPA owes it to its members to help them participate.
The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO are holding a joint seminar to discuss this consultation on Wednesday 2 July 2014 [and not, as previously planned, on 24 June, so as to avoid a clash with England v Costa Rica in the World Cup], in CIPA Hall. Registration begins at 4.30 in anticipation of a 5 pm start, with drinks and networking provisionally to start at 6.30 pm. There will be no charge. Although this has been planned for a while, it could not be advertised until the new draft was published and the consultation open -- so apologies for the short notice. The event will be recorded and that will be made available afterwards to those who could not attend.
'Audience' means more than just being
a spectator when the UPC opens its doors
The panel will include Mr Justice Birss and a representative from the IPO. Vicki Salmon will be chairing. To book your place, click here.
here and here) that even now continues over the role of abstracts in IP writing and beyond, a discussion triggered by "Regulatory failure of copyright law through the lenses of autopoietic systems theory" which she wrote together with Primavera De Filippi. For those of you who are curious about the article behind the controversial abstract, Katarzyna writes: "For anyone who would be interested in reading the article in full, here is the link to my academia.edu profile where you can (legally!) connect to the whole version of the article published in the International Journal of Law and Information Technology". Thanks so much, Katarzyna!
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